I looked up the post I wrote the last time I went to see the surgeon, in March of last year. Here it is. Recently, when deciding to go and see him again, I worked out a score for myself and it was certainly in the teens – my appointment was today, I’ve scored 16 out of 21 and I need a new hip. And, frabjous day, it’s high enough to be eligible for an NHS operation, he’ll write to my doctor and so will I, to ask for a referral, it’ll probably be done in January, which will suit me mightily and it should be in the private hospital I went to last time. As Weeza said when I told her, Buy One Get One Free.
We paid last time because I was in such a state about needing a new hip, I felt the need to take control as much as I could. Which was absurd really, but no matter.
In celebration, I’m going to buy a new phone. My present one is an iPhone 5S. Anyone got any comparisons/recommendations between the 6SE, the 6S and the 7? Certainly another iPhone, no point in starting to recommend anything else. I don’t want the large screen ones, not with my dainty girly hands (which is why the SE is a possibility) but otherwise, is the 7 – notwithstanding the loss of the earphone jack, when I need it and will have to use the adaptor – sufficiently better to be worth it? I don’t mind the money if it is and will probably buy outright.
If I’m 16 points now, I wonder what I was before my previous op. 19 or 20, I’m sure. I could hardly have been worse, in retrospect. I was in such a panic that I blanked the pain and disability. I’m nowhere near that bad now though, when I told him that – apart from my wedding day, when I walked a good 250 yards in high heels and without a stick, which was down to sheer euphoria – I normally couldn’t manage more than a couple of hundred yards and sometimes use a stick in the house. He said drily that he thought I might have said a mile or two. I couldn’t possibly walk a mile, even with a stick. I can barely make it to the pub!
Anyway, no need for sympathy, this is really good news. When something is inevitable, might as well get it over with.