I had a total knee replacement 16 days ago in Lithuania. 2 days in hospital followed by 12 days in medical spa with daily physio, massage, nurses on call for pain shots, ice packs and, if in real trouble a sleeping pill.
It all, inc flight cost less than half a private op on England with no rehab.
I am 56, my husband is a fit 74yr old
I came home on Monday and have tried not to be a difficult patient, inspite of being a nurse who are notoriously awful patients .
I was horribly homesick and missed my husband, dogs bed and family.
My husband has been super grumpy. In the first 2 days all I asked for was 2 egg mayo sandwiches second day beans on toast with eggs.
He has moaned so much about everything, that I don't ask him for ice packs, I do the physio I learnt and can go up n downstairs and sort myself out to a great extent
Yesterday a dear friend came over and he was rude to her, doesn't remember it, but was horrified when I told him what he had said.
Yesterday I asked him to use compressor we have to blow up peanut shaped exercise ball. He walked the dogs, fitted a new battery to one of his cars and became cross with me in the evening when I asked him to locate compressor and blow up ball. Which he did.
Tonight a few of my nursing colleagues asked me out for a meal and I went and laughed like I haven't since Covid. I messaged him to pick me up at 9.30pm. Reception was bad on my phone so I used a friend. He stormed into restaurant and roundly told me off for not waiting for him on the pavement, in the rain and I was so embarrassed as he appeared to be a real sod.
I am seriously contemplating booking myself into a local B n B as his obvious resentment and suffering in providing food and me not being at my best is exhausting him and its making me feel guilty and cross. Am I being unreasonable?
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