November 20th, Tuesday – Orthopaedic Appointment, Answers At Last, Surgery Upcoming

A mixed bag this morning when we awoke.  It was comfortable in terms of temperature but overcast and rainy.  As the morning progressed the skies cleared and it became a delightful morning overall.

Finished up the satellite install today.  We now have both TV’s hooked up to Gertrude and finally working great.  That is until we had someone moved in next to us with a new 40 foot 5th wheel and I lost my primo location for her.  Back to the drawing board.  I pulled up the satellite finder app on my phone, searched for a clear shot through the trees to the proper satellite, then I moved Gertrude and – you knew it couldn’t be that easy.  The front

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TV and receiver locked on immediately.  The back TV and receiver I had to play with and learn as I went.  In due time I figured it all out, even synced the remote controls between the TV and receiver so I only need one  Score one for the good guys!  All is good now front and back.

Moving into the afternoon it was time for the appointment I had been looking forward to for so very long.  Today was my orthopaedic appointment at The Orthopaedic Surgery 

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Center of Ocala.  They took new X-rays and then Doctor Tim shared the results with me.

Yes, as I knew all long the right knee is bone on bone.  Surgery to be scheduled, hopefully, within the next two weeks.  That way I will be up and about for our Christmas trip to see family at Christmas time.  Regarding the left knee which had been done at the VA facility in NJ – I always suspected something was not done right.  Correct again.  In so many words when they replace a knee today they insert a Femoral implant and a Tibial 

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implant.  Between the two is the plastic Joint Liner.  The trick is getting the right size plastic disk installed.  The doctor in NJ missed on this one.  After the right knee is done this may not be a deal breaker.  But if it is it will need to be corrected before we leave here next March.  One thing I do know I’m at the right place and I’ve got a first class surgeon in charge this time.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Both of us feel so much better now knowing what is ahead of us.  Moreover, we can now absolutely move forward with our plans for next year.

Thanks again for joining us today, we always enjoy your company as we travel along, side by side, singing our song.  Time for supper so I’m going to sign off but before I do as always a thought for each of us to consider:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road

One thought on “November 20th, Tuesday – Orthopaedic Appointment, Answers At Last, Surgery Upcoming

  1. Yay!! Just in time for nightly Hallmark Christmas shows for Barbara. Hopefully you’ll be scheduled to have surgery within the next 2 weeks. Not only will you be in good shape for your trip to Wellsboro, but you’ll be able to kick up you’re heels New Years Eve 🍾🥂🎶

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