By Mark Watson
Panhandle No till Educator 

No Till Notes: 'Surgery has been put on hold'


My knee replacement surgery has been put on hold.

I developed a bacterial lung infection prior to surgery. My doctor put me on antibiotics for a period of five days that lowered my white blood cell count, but not to normal levels. I then took another 10 days of antibiotics and I’m scheduled to go back in for more tests soon to see if I’m healthy enough for surgery.

It turned out to be a blessing that my surgery was postponed as my son Jacob, who works on the farm with us, was diagnosed with pneumonia. There appears to be an unusually high incidence of these lung-type infections around t...

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