My wife had her other knee repaired last week — a surprisingly quick day-clinic procedure. The surgeon removed a sliver of hamstring and threaded it back into the knee. I tried to watch a video of the procedure, but felt too queasy.

With a bit of luck, she’ll be back on the tennis court — something I look forward to in equal measures of excitement and trepidation. My homecare temperament does get tested — especially over a long weekend when the drudgery of a dutiful routine can grind. Still, a full recovery will mean the next time we dip into our medical aid savings, I could finally get one of my own many ailments sorted out. I won’t know where to start. Shoulder, bicep, knee, lower back, calf … Hardly a day goes by when some part does not creak or strain (like my share portfolio)...

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