Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Apparently I am having a knee op

I got a phone call today which took me a little aback.The phone rang and this lady said I am making you an appointment for pre op prior to your knee operation. What operation I said? I don't know she said I am just making your pre op appointment. What am I having done? I don't know she said hasn't your specialist told you? No I said because I haven't seen him yet. My appointment is for this Friday. Oh she said - you had better come down to pre op after you have seen him then. I am bemused as I only had my scan in a van last week and things don't usually move this fast. Quite what i am having done will remain a mystery until Friday. Watch this space!

My cough is still there although it is abating somewhat. I have a voice but it does resemble Billy Ekstine for those of you old enough to remember the gravel voiced singer. I doubt if I will pass any pre op tests at the moment. It will be interesting to see if the hospital will recommend another course of anti biotics after my doctor said the virus had to run it's course. I just hope that I don't get put to the back of the operation queue because of it.

There is an article on BBC News page today that says Knitting or similar craft may delay memory loss.

I shall have to blame my general dippyness on something else from now on!
Part of it says

Those who had during middle age been busy reading, playing games or engaging in craft hobbies like patchworking or knitting were found to have a 40% reduced risk of memory impairment.

But as we suspected it't not good for the TV addicts

Those who watched TV for less than 7 hours a day were also 50% less likely to develop memory loss than those who spent longer than that staring at the screen.

Not much knit or crochet done last night or today. The only thing I have made is a very small pair of bootees for my friend's small foster baby. They are from a pattern labelled premature baby but to me they look more like first size baby bootees. I have not seen a premature baby with feet this big!

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