"Flying at 7 weeks post op"

About: Orthopaedics & Spine Specialist Hospital Site

Even though I was in a room on my own i never felt isolated. The room was everything one would expect from an extremely modern hospital. The nursing staff were extremely attentive and could not have cared for me better than my mother would have done. The food was absolutely first class, freshly prepared with more than ample portions. The very nice cleaner also passed the time of day with me and seemed interested in me. Procedurally somebody was always there to explain what was going on. Pre op was a breeze. Post op was equally fuss and drama free. The nurses had me doing small exercises as soon as the anaesthetic wore off. My surgeon did a wonderful job with my total knee replacement operation. I in turn followed his recovery instructions to the letter. Consequently i had recovered so well that he wrote a 'fit to fly' letter for me so I was able to take an 8 hour flight to America after only 7 weeks post op as opposed to the 12 weeks that airlines stipulate. An amazing team.

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