Two weeks ago today, these 2 feet actually got out of those automatic compression sock pump things (technical terms!), got into shoes, got me into the car, then into the house, and have been carrying me around ever since-with the help of a shiny new hip and a walker. The healing power of the human body can be amazing. Would you believe that the day of surgery & the following day, that I never even napped? Seems like all I've been doing since is sleeping, but what a great start!
Since this was the 2nd attempt at this procedure since December, the nurses made sure to welcome me back on the board straight across from the bed. And I reminded them with my comment on that same board, to keep the coffee coming:) The staff was great, and all celebrated with me that this time around the surgery was a success-went off without any problems at all. But because of the blood clot I had last time, now I have to give myself Lovenox injections in my belly twice a day and wear those godforsaken compression hose that go from my toes to the top of my legs-on BOTH legs-they're not taking any chances.
And from day 1, there was another board with a schedule for my entire stay there. I never did find a space on there that said "sleep"! They woke me up every 3 hours, round the clock for pain meds. Although I hated getting woken up constantly, they knew what they were doing & kept ahead of the pain nicely. So now I'm home, sleeping in a hospital bed in the living room, doing my exercises, napping most days which is very odd for me, still icing the incision, and am almost ready to transition from the walker and back to the cane already. They've had me walking me on this new hip from the day of surgery, putting as much weight on it as I can tolerate, and since it already feels better than before surgery, I think I'm really ready for that cane, at least part of the day. So there you have it, the update:) Have had lots of thinking time while sitting here at home, am about to start "arting" again. Thanks to all who have kept in touch these past couple of weeks, it's meant a lot to me!
And I loved being able to pop in from the hospital to say a quick "hello" here & there. You know, we really are spoiled with all this technology!