|The surgeon preparing his tools|
Now I am making my own orthopaedic supplies from assorted bits and pieces out of bicycle and car shops - Steinmann pins from a throttle control bar, K-wires from bicycle spokes. I have a friend Herman who owns a hardware store in town. If he hasn't got what I need in his own shop, he will search round until he finds what I asked for - on this occasion a steel rod of 4 mm diameter for pinning a broken bone. Then a lot of cutting and filing down on the workbench.
Alec, Ruth and Zach arrive in two days time for a ten-day visit. Great excitement for us grandparents!