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U.N.C.L.E.

 

After a volleyball accident in 1971, my left knee has finally cried "UNCLE!"

Tomorrow morning, as some of you know, I get it replaced at our nearby Gorinchem hospital.

Please wish me (and Astrid!) much success!

 

 

 

U.N.C.L.E.

 

After a volleyball accident in 1971, my left knee has finally cried "UNCLE!"

Tomorrow morning, as some of you know, I get it replaced at our nearby Gorinchem hospital.

Please wish me (and Astrid!) much success!

 

 

 

comments (43)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2015, 01:35
Best wishes, Ginnie.

I am confident it will go well, and you will soon be skipping about again.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. I have that same confidence! smile
Good luck with the knee surgery. Knee injury is no joke.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. I can definitely attest to the "no joke" part.
i knooooooow you will come thru with flying colours and even more energy and love for life than you already have, and you and Astrid will out and about doing what you do ASAP!!! God bless!!!
Ginnie Hart: With that kind of positive imaging of me, Elaine, I already feel healed. THANK YOU! smile
Good luck. My brother had a knee replacement and now, at 65 year, he is climbing mountains.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I don't know about the climbing mountains part but I DO expect to tackle my part of the world again...with a vengeance! smile
You got it! Here's to a brand new knee!!!
Ginnie Hart: Ih, yes, Robin...and thank you. I can hardly wait.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2015, 04:33
Now I have to start working out to be able to keep up with you again smile
We are very positive about the outcome.
Great picture to go with the occasion smile IHVJ
Ginnie Hart: You have been with me every step of the way (well, not as far back as 1971, of course!) and will remain my partner in crime, no matter what. It's time for me to get back into the saddle and start whipping your a** again. HA!
Everything will be just great - I'm certain! And Astrid will make sure you follow doctors' orders!
Ginnie Hart: I'm very confident of the outcome, Elizabeth (this hospital group of young doctors does 300 of these surgeries a year). And I've never been more ready for pain and rehabilitation. HA! Thanks. Astrid will be the best nurse ever!
All the best of luck for your knee surgery Ginnie! I'll have a special thought for both of you tomorrow.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. With all these good wishes, how can I possibly "lose!"
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2015, 06:12
Best of luck Ginnie, I'll be rooting for you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. I already feel better. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2015, 06:15
I do! I do! I do!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, dear Big Sis. I go knowing it'll be the best thing that's happened to me in awhile. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 7 Jan 2015, 07:22
good luck for you knee... kiss
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! It already feels better. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2015, 07:30
a very fitting photo to describe your early accident as young girl! Oh, my best, best wishes for you tomorrow and then afterwards. Good that Astrid is close and near to you! I know some persons who got replaced their knee(s), and they are very glad to have done it - but some patience, please! I'll have a special thought of you both, too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Philine, for all your thoughts and best wishes. I do know that I will need to be patient...and remember often that "this, too, shall pass." But I'm so ready!!!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 7 Jan 2015, 07:50
C'est une discipline que je n'ai jamais faite car je jouais au volley ball et j'avais peur de me blesser. J'espère que ce n'est pas trop grave
JP
Ginnie Hart: In my case, JP, I looked back at the ball and twisted my knee without turning. It was stupid and I've paid for it ever since. Two different surgeries eventually got rid of all my cartilage, and I've been bone on arthritic bone ever since! (sigh)
Good luck Ginnie. God bless you !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. With all these good wishes, I think I'll fly through it all with flying colors! smile
  • John Eagle
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2015, 07:59
Ginnie, Best Wishes and a speedy recovery.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear John. You've just made my day!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Jan 2015, 08:17
You will be right as rain in a short space of time Ginnie. I wish you all the best.
Ginnie Hart: I do believe you're right, Chad. THANK YOU.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2015, 08:29
My thoughts are with you; I hoe it all goes well. I expect you to be Netherlands ice skating champion later this year a a result. smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Your optimism goes a long way, Alan. Thanks. smile
No way! I used to play volleyball in high school too! wink

Now, I prefer swimming. It's more relaxing and better for my joints. smile

Good luck G! And a speedy recovery.
Ginnie Hart: In 1971 I was 26 years old, LC, just before my first child was born. This is the year I turn 70, so the timing for a knee replacement is right on mark. HA! Thanks for your wishes.
We will be thinking of you Ginnie. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I plan to surprise even myself. grin
We will be thinking of you tomorrow Ginnie, perhaps I might then struggle to keep pace with you at the next SC meet.
Ginnie Hart: I hope everyone will struggle to keep up with me, Mrtin!!! HA! I am so ready to have a good knee again. smile Thank you.
I will be thinking of you. Don't be flirting with the nurses in the hospital. At least you won't be able to chase them yet.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I don't think even Astrid has thought of that one yet, Mary. Surely I hadn't! grin
Ginnie, I wish you the best for your operation. This tends to be a standard procedure these days, so all should be well. Commiserations to Astrid who has to wait around as well while the op is done. At least while you knee is healing, you have your computer to play with!
Ginnie Hart: I have been told that this is the most complicated of all the orthopedic surgeries, Suzanne, but one of the most successful. They do 300 of them a year at our hospital. So I have utmost confidence that all will be "standard procedure." Thanks for your wishes.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2015, 11:03
Ermmm (as Astrid would say) this is not volley ball... But you get the point accross smile

All the best and I will think of you when I put the dust bin out and by the weekend I will start sparing Astrid a few thoughts.

I will keep you in my prayers.
Ginnie Hart: Not volleyball, for sure, but you did get the point. Thanks, Louis. And, yes, Astrid needs every bit as much of your prayers as do I! I have always believed it's harder for those who watch and care-give than those to whom it's actually happening!
All the best, Ginnie, I hope all goes well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
It goes without saying Maureen and I wish you all the very best for tomorrow Ginnie, time, and doing what the doctors tell you, will be the great healer, you'll be climbing all those Dutch mountains by late summer without a doubt smile
Ginnie Hart: All those Dutch mountains better be prepared, Brian, because they won't know what hit them. HA! Seriously, thank you so much for your care. Thank Maureen, too.
Wishing you all the best Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Ronky!
Keep hands off the ice at all costs, could be nasty smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, John!!!!! Indeed. smile
Good luck, Ginnie - hope all goes well - and no doubt it will cost you less than it would in the US of A!
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to know the difference, Tom, but I assume I'll never know! Thanks.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 Jan 2015, 20:21
No more scrubbing the kitchen floor for you Ginnie ... Good luck
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Richard. I'm never supposed to kneel again!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2015, 23:15
I hope everything goes well with your knee replacement smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Cherry!
i'm so pleased that you are getting a knee replacement... i got mine at age 66... i still have a hard time kneeling on it but it left 22 years of pain behind...

some free advice... get lot's of physiotherapy as soon as you can move....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: We were told in our pre-session, Peter, that we're NVER supposed to kneel on that knee again. PERIOD. So maybe you should stop it, too?!

I have the "prescribed" 24 PT sessions lined up, 2 a week, for the next 12 weeks, Peter, and hope that will be more than sufficient.
I wish you well Ginnie!! > hugs
Ginnie Hart: hank you, Jacquelyn!
I have a special thought for both of you today Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Richard. It paid off!
je suis CHARLIE...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, JP.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 8 Jan 2015, 10:07
Je suis CHARLIE
Ginnie Hart: So sad, JP....
to put the fingers ,heu no
i'm CHARLIE
Ginnie Hart: Just my left knee, that's all. (sigh)
i just heard from Astrid as well and i do remember you mentioned it earlier. i wish you a speedy recovery, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ayush. I'm now home and am on the hard road to recovery, but highly motivated.
Ils sont bien courageux.
Ginnie Hart: Once you fall down, you just have to get back up. It's just easier when you're so young. smile
How's your operation, G?

Hope you're enjoying their hospital food? Herring? grin
Ginnie Hart: LOL, LC. No herring. Hmmmm. Now that would have been a good one. grin I AM back home now. If only I could get comfortable! (sigh)
Thought I would check in to see how things went.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Michael. I'm now back home, as you know. Am off to my first of 24 PT sessions in a few minutes. I hope they'll help!!! (I need all the help I can get right now!)
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 10 Jan 2015, 04:42
All the best Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I'm now home and have rehabilitation in front of me...!
hope you feel better now smile
Ginnie Hart: I feel better on many levels, Joshi, now that it's over. But now I need to get rehabilitated. (sigh) It's a long row to hoe but I'm motivated. Thank you.
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 12 Jan 2015, 10:41
No effort, one day at a time! good luck
With bloggers, here give morale
Ginnie Hart: One day at a time, indeed, Pat. The support of the internet has sustained me. THANK YOU.

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