Friday, 24 February 2012

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #191 A New Knee

 "You'll son have a right knee that you can depend on my dear" the surgeon performing her knee replacement surgery assured her.

She's suffered for years and finally she was getting it sorted out.

Waking up from the anaesthetic Jane lifted the bedclothes and was shocked to see the huge dressing

on her left leg!

Five years ago on 26th February 2007 I had a total knee replacement.   Thankfully my surgeon performed the operation on the correct knee and it has been a complete success.

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Melanie said...

That is just terrible! As a member of the operating room staff at the hospital I work at, I can tell you, we go through a million check points to ensure we operate on the proper side!

Glad your surgeon fixed the correct knee!!

Beach Bum said...


Yeah, I work at a hospital as well and the checks they do these days are extensive. But I have heard stories about stuff that happened years ago.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Holy left leg! I hope this is fiction....

Save your knees and lose weight. Is my new mantra.

I just caught a butterfly in my mouse.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Seriously, this happened to a friend of mine and the doctor trying to cover his butt claimed she'd have needed that one replaced 'eventually' too .. oy

Valerie said...

It's a worrying thought when an op is due. I'd be tempted to mark the knee with a long-lasting marker pen... just in case...grins.

G-Man said...

An old soccer injury?
You'll soon be running again Ake!
Loved your 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Banker Chick said...

You were just recovering from that knee surgery when I first started reading your blog.

anthonynorth said...

That surgeon needs left and right tattooed on his hands. Nice one.

Akelamalu said...

Oh I know the checks that are done Melanie, remember this is Flash Fiction M'deario. x

I guess it's because mistakes like that were made that hospital now do such intesive checks Beach.

Oh yes it's fiction Yvonne

Wow you actually know someone it happened to Daryl? That's scary!

They did actually mark my knee with a thick black arrow before the operation after double checking with me which knee needed the op Valerie!

No soccer but a sport related injury G-man. I'm running now, the op was five years ago.

That's right BankerChick, I started the blog to chart my progress after the op.

Akelamalu said...

He does indeed Anthony!

Ron said...

Another GREAT one!

And yes, that's when you and I first met!

And I'm sooooooooooo glad we did!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


Anonymous said...


Mama Zen said...

I can totally picture this happening to me!

Donnetta said...

I think this did actually happen to a woman in southwestern Oklahoma years ago. At least, that's what I heard. SCARY. Good one, "A." D

Secret Agent Woman said...

The scary thing is that this actually happens!

Linda said...

Well maybe Jane could simply look at it as getting a jump ahead on when her left knee was going to be needing a replacement also! Or she could sue the surgeon and get the correct knee done for free as well as pocket some cash for pain and suffering along with having a brand new left knee!

Cloudia said...

You are my bionic hero!

Aloha from Waikiki
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Akelamalu said...

We did indeed Ron and I'm so glad we met too. x

Indeed Dumdad!

It would be my worst nightmare Mama Zen!

I think it has happened Donnetta unfortunately. :(

I know Saw :0

Well I suppose the compensation would be compensation Linda! LOL

Aw thanks Cloudia x