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The Physiotherapists at New Hall Hospital pronounced this morning that I had no further need of practice on the stairs, and Mr Kask proclaimed that I could go home today. I therefore rang Jackie who came to collect me just as I was being served with lunch.

I had ordered a small portion with no dessert. The starter was a mixed vegetable soup. My cancellation of the bread roll had been followed, but, it seems that someone cannot produce small portions of succulent roast pork, with apple sauce, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, crisp carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli, and tasty gravy. With this, I drank orange juice.The wheelchair sent to transport me to the car might have fitted Mum, but was not in the least adequate for me. After an unsuccessful attempt to squeeze me into it, another was requisitioned.

It was easier for Jackie to pop the supplied Zimmer frame into the boot, than to swivel me into the passenger seat, and prise me out of it at the end of the journey.

At home I was in need of pain relief and sleep in that order. I was propped in front of the TV in order to encourage ‘Antiques Road Trip’ to work its soporific miracle. This worked like a dream.

If I can get upstairs I will go to bed soon with a bacon sandwich.


  1. Congratulations on being home–and the getting there. I hope the pain subsides soon. I’m not sure about sleeping with a bacon sandwich, but whatever works for you. πŸ˜‰

  2. All is well now that you’re home. I found your bacon sandwich quite appropriate; I was just telling my someone that this was the Chinese Year of the Pig!! So go for it!!

  3. You love to stuff food into your stomach don’t you!
    the photo’s of you makes me think that you’re not as happy standing in front of the camera, as behind it; you always seem to have that must I really do this type of expression in your eyes and on your face.

  4. You’re home!!! YAY!!! πŸ™‚ I think we always rest and heal better in our own homes!
    HA on Antiques Road Show sending one off to dreamland!
    And Yippee for bacon in bed!
    Rest and follow Dr. Jackie’s orders!
    Continued prayers, bestest wishes, and good thoughts for a speedy recovery!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Derrick, I must apologize for being remiss in commenting on your blog. I read this and realized that I didn’t know you were having the second knee replacement. That made me go back and read everything I have missed in the last few weeks. I love it all (as usual-you are one of my favorites!) I do hope that by the time you read this you are home and comfortable and playing with your new lens!!!!!!!

  6. Good to hear you’re out of Hospital finally. πŸ™‚

    Hospitals are for sick people. πŸ˜‰

    Hope the bacon sandwich was delicious and devoured! πŸ™‚

  7. Getting into the car after surgery is a challenge. Did you start to get β€˜attached’ to the hospital with all the nice attention? People do when there long enough. After a 10 day stay a few years ago, when I questioned the doc about his decision to release me, he commented, β€˜Trust me, you don’t want to stay in the hospital any longer than necessary!’

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