Blood was taken from me.
Once again its 27 C (81 F) but this time we don’t have any wind to help us through the evening. The air stands absolutely still and I can feel the tension, I guess we might get a thunderstorm later tonight. The best would be if we didn’t get any rain at all, the ground is still very wet to be honest and the dryer it gets the less mosquitoes and horse flies we’ll get.
I went to the hospital for my hip checkup yesterday. I told the doctor all about my thumb and that I still get a high fever when I do something like walking. So he took an extra blood test just to be sure I don’t have anything I shouldn’t in my body. He phoned me just a couple of hours later and told me everything looked just fine, it is the cold I got last week that still hangs around it seems. But they took extra blood test of me yesterday, tests they usually never take. They have discovered a big problem with implants like the ones I have, isn’t that fun 🙂
They have replaced my hip ball with a new one in metal, or rather they have placed a new one around the old one after some planing of the old one. The sort of bowl that this hip ball is placed towards is also made of metal, they won’t break down easy 🙂 The problem is that some brands of these implants have a tendency to release metal ions when rubbed against each other. That is anything but good, because these ions then destroys the bone and the muscles close to it. This is an experimental surgery so it is impossible to know this before it happens. So if they have placed the hip ball just a tiny bit wrong this will happen.
But I’m lucky in one way, I have the brand of hip implants with the least problems. Everything looked good on the x-rays but they must check since I only have had this second implant for two years now. I’m not sure what will happen if they do find metal ions in my blood, I guess it will be time for another surgery then. I do hope they can wait until next April if they have to do that, it’s so nice to meet spring here at home 🙂 I did drive by another ruin on my way home yesterday but I’ll show You those photographs tomorrow if my brain works better then 🙂 I also drove by a garden center, I wanted some ferns to my pond area but found a few Hosta’s that I bought instead. I’ll show photographs of the pond area tomorrow as well if I remember it 🙂
Have a great day!