I had an appointment with my surgeon at the 8 week mark last week. My incision looks amazing; it’s healing very well. I was cleared to swim and take baths (woo hoo!!) so I went to my BFF’s hot tub that very night 😉 I was also cleared to return to exercise so I registered… Continue reading Moving on up
It’s week 7 now and it feels like 6 weeks was my turning point. I’ve been home alone for two weeks now that my mom has gone home. I don’t shower when I’m alone out of fear of falling, and I don’t drive yet or use the stairs. The latter two are my immediate goals,… Continue reading Turning point
I am 4 weeks 3 days post op today and haven’t been blogging much since my surgery, because I’ve found myself in the space I was in last summer where I only had negative things to write down and doing that made me feel worse. This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I… Continue reading A good day.
(This post was written and not published right away; actual date is January 6) 2 weeks 2 days post op. I’ve been crying for days, it seems. My mom went home yesterday for a break from 24/7 caregiving. I am counting my pain pills and anxiously calculating how many I can take. Things feel worse… Continue reading Rock bottom?
Well, I survived. And as dramatic as that sounds, I had some real fear that I wouldn’t. I am assured that this was normal pre-op anxiety and now that I’m on the other side of it, I guess it was. My surgery was Thursday the 21st. I arrived at the hospital at 6am and I… Continue reading Home
I’m 8 days away from surgery now and doing all my last-things with my old hip. Last trip to Costco. Last workout at the gym. Last Monday getting up and going to work. It’s so exciting to think about doing all of those things again as Version 2.0 of myself. I had my trainer take… Continue reading Lasts
The last two days have been really emotional. I’ve been so caught up in being excited and getting prepared that I haven’t had time to feel much else, but meeting with the surgeon and anesthetist has me a little rattled. Nothing they said specifically, but just the reality kind of hitting me. My anxiety is… Continue reading Anxiety