Val Hayes needs a knee operation

Over the last couple of years my wife Val has found walking increasingly difficult and painful, and last week after a medical examination, the doctor recommended an operation to replace the knee joint, and it certainly seems to need replacing.

Val Hayes, 29 Sep 2019

A few years ago we used to be amused at people who cruised around the car parks at shopping centres looking parking place marginally closer to the entrance, and we wouldn’t care how far away we parked, thinking that the exercise would do us good, but now we, like those others, try to get as close to the entrance as possible, because for Val the walking is too painful.

One problem, however, was the cost. The Medical Aid would pay a proportion of it, but we still needed to find something like R7500 to pay for the operation, .

So we thought we might try crowd funding from Go Get Funding, and within a few hours the full amount was pledged, or so we thought. But only when Val was already under the anaesthetic was it revealed that the anaesthetist’s fees were not included in that amount, and that another R16000.00 would be needed

Many thanks to those who have contributed. We are very grateful.

If you would like to contribute, please click on this link: Val Hayes’s Knee Operation.

Val had the operation on 30 October 2019 at the Wilgers Hospital, and came out of hospital on 2 November. Though her knee was painful after the operation, she says it was not nearly as painful as it was before, so there has already been an improvement.

 

One Response

  1. Steve – My Grandfather (maternal) was Edwin Terrence Cathcart Cunnison. Would love to find more info regarding his family and events. lowft@langkloof.net My mom is Teds oldest Daughter. I am Rodger BT Smith

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