I have NOT fallen off the face of the Earth! In fact, I’m alive and extremely well. This is my first time on the computer (or the Blog!!) since my surgery on July 23 for bilateral hip replacement. I should probably be sharing more details, more specifics, but I’m not feeling up for that just yet.
I can say that this has all been an incredible experience. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be where I am today after such a short time. I came home after 3 days in the hospital to feeling little or no pain. Things ached a little as I learned to be up and around and how to do things for myself. However, in short order, I was up and doing things I never expected to be doing, especially without pain!
I completed the at home physical therapy and have had my evaluation for out-patient physical therapy. I’m now waiting for the authorization from my insurance company. They’ve given me at home exercises to do in the meantime and I am diligent about doing them. Also, I try very hard Not to sit too long. Every 10 or 15 minutes I get up and do a little road race around the house with my walker. I’m actually starting to move around in some areas of the house without the walker. That’s making Ralph extremely nervous, but I’m very careful and I have to learn to do it eventually.
Once I’m on more of a regular schedule (with fewer afternoon naps!) I will be getting back to posting on a regular basis and give some more details of the process. It is amazing and I am so fortunate to have been able to have this surgery. It is a blessing. I won’t be gone so long next time, I promise!