On September 19 I was admitted to the courtesy lounge prior to a knee operation.
Quite nervous, one by one I met the team, plus the surgeon, all assuring me everything would be okay.
I was impressed.
I was pushed into the operation room and was surrounded by the young team, who made sure I was in the right position, and held me there for the lumber punch.
They then re-arranged me, painted my leg and put the screen up.
Next minute I was in recovery with a cup of coffee and a painkiller.
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The next two days were absolute fun.
The nurses tried to scare us with ice-cold baths.
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The guys were from all over the country and wanted to be in Hartlepool because of ward four.
Ward four recovery and the surgical ward - 10 out of 10.