I had hip surgery last week to change out the defective ball in my left hip. Apparently, after having my hip replacement 10 years ago, the ball was recalled two years later because it was releasing metal into my bloodstream. It began hurting last year, which prompted me to get it checked out earlier this year.
I certainly felt the love from my family, friends and social media community.
My fashionable bracelets for my time at Hoag Orthopedic Institute
My dinner following surgery was delicious! Hoag is known for having good food.
I had physical therapy in the hospital using this walker. I passed the first class and didn’t have to have another one in the afternoon. Then I went home to rest and recover
This is pretty cool. They rolled in this portable x-ray machine to my bed to take some glamour shots of my new ball. Pretty slick
Me and my fake Bandit dog at home. It is the first time not to have a real dog at home to hang out with me. Great sorrow. Fake dog has been okay. I not ready to get a new dog.
Some small drawings to encourage me on my path to healing. The first three days home were pretty rough getting used to all of the meds. Now, things are more under control. Physical therapy has begun. Life is moving on. I have the attention span of a flea. Hope that will change over time.
I am moving forward. Living in the moment. Drinking hoards of water and chocolate milk, eating yogurt, bananas, and everything that coats my poor stomach. I can do this. Thank you for reading my blog and leaving comments. Onward and upward we go!