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My view after OP

On Monday 6 July I came to the hospital without breakfast and sure enough, I was operated on the same day. I had an epidural and had the left knee replaced with an artificial knee joint of metal and acrylic.
On Tuesday the physiotherapist had me sit on the edge of the bed and put both feet on the floor.

On Wednesday I was up again and went to the toilet.
I can tell you about my daily progress. I could also show you gory photos and tell you lots of dramatic details. I have not counted how many clips are holding my new knee together.

Support and prayers
Mainly I want to thank you all for your support and prayers. Some of you have called while the doctors were doing their rounds. Some while I was hobbling back to bed. A couple times I just rejected the calls because I really do not want to talk to anybody yet.
My family comes to visit me every day. I appreciate your concern. Please give me this time. The amazing Austrian Health Care System has me in aftercare which will take a long time.
When I retired last year I did say that my next project was my health. Iโ€™ve virtually finished the book for publication and in January I resolved that 2020 was my year of Project Health. This was just the first knee. A twelve degree angle bow-leg correction. Still coming up, six degrees correction on the right knee.

Give me this time
Please continue thinking of me and praying for me. You may also contact my family for confirmation. But โ€“ please give me this time for recuperation. Everything is new, different and yes, difficult and painful right now. So forgive me. I do not want any visitors. And no, I donโ€™t even want to talk about it. Iโ€™m trying to write and maybe, depending on how I sense the receptivity, I may publish some of my thoughts, feelings and reflections through this phase. It is a phase. It will pass. And I thank you for your understanding.

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Lilly Gundacker

Lilly Gundacker is an Australian living in Austria, now in Vienna. With a loving husband and gifted adult children' she excels at Communication, Family, Marriage and is an Organizational expert. As a retired International Civil Servant and dedicated Unificationist she motivates, inspires, engages, and makes a difference!

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Alois Hofbauer
Alois Hofbauer
3 years ago

Hallo Lilly.
Wish you a very good recovery, and…I am looking forward to the next issue of your blog.

3 years ago

Hi Lilly, I thought I should not contact you – so I contacted Josef and heard you were allright! All the best for your reha-time!!!Ulli>

Johann Hillevi Brunnbauer

Dear Lily, Gods blessing and protection be with you. Keep your strong Australian spirit Hans and Hillevi ๐Ÿ™‚

3 years ago

Well done on listening to and honouring the needs of not only your body but your mind and spirit. This is your time… Stop. Breathe
Listen . And only write if it flows. Peace to you. ๐Ÿ™

Ria La Hogue
Ria La Hogue
3 years ago

Fell better soon. May God bless you!

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