Mother Shaw was in hospital yesterday for a wee op on her feet. She has rheumatoid arthritis and although it's not too dibilitating for her due to a fine concotion of daily drugs and weekly injections it has formed these sort of nodule things at some of the nerve endings on her body. Yesterday she went in to have 2 of these said nodules removed from her feet.
She opted to be out to sleep for the procedure instead of taking the spinal block as she wasn't too keen on remaining awake while they cut her feet open, filleted the offending bits off the nerves and achilies tendon and stiched her back up!
Everything went well and she was free to go home by 1pm following her 9.40am surgery. They don't keep you long in the old NHS now! It's only a few years ago that you'd have been taken in the day before an op and only allowed out a full 24 hours afterwards. Nowadays getting home merely depends on being able to have a pee and eating a bite of a soggy NHS sandwich!
She's got a hefty bandage on her foot up to mid calf and has to go back in two weeks to get the stitches out and a lovely blue velcro fastening shoe like those they give out when you're in plaster! I'm away in 2 days so I'm leaving her in the capable hands of my sister and Mike.