Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Days 5, 6, & 7...

Okay, I know there are a lot of blessings that will eventually come from having my hip replaced. I will be able to sit in the floor with my class again, I will be able to play tag and hide-and-seek with the grandkids, I will be able to go on long walks again, I will be able to do yard work, yada, yada, yada. However, there are some immediate goals that I need to meet first.

To start with, I get to give TED his hose back.

Arent' they just lovely? Ron and I are in a bit of a disagreement about when I get to give them back. The discharge orders say "wear for one week." Now, does that mean 1 week from surgery or 1 week from discharge? I think it means from the time the put the blasted thing on, which was in pre-op. However, Ron and Leslie (remind me I am mad at her) think it means from discharge. I guess since I am outnumbered, I still have 6 days of wearing these horridly uncomfortable leg girdles.

Next goal, get some color in my legs. Nope, not purple, tan. Doesn't that knee look beautiful? Remember I had HIP replacement, not knee replacement. Modesty forbids that I show you the hip bruise. Just imagine that shade and deeper all over my rump and hip!

And let's not forget the shin! I think Dr. Hit used my muscles for slingshots while he was in surgery and decided to get some drum practice in on my shins while he was at it.

All in all, the week has gone by very quickly. Mom came over and taught me the basics of hand applique. Leslie and the girls stop by each day to check on my. Ron is hovering so very effectively. My church family is feeding my body and spirit beyond belief. I was able to walk out and sit on the deck for a while this morning. Each day I continue to conquer tiny obstacles and gain strength and energy as I continue to mend. I am so very blessed.

6 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

Once again, I'm amazed at how much you're able to do just 7 days out of surgery!! Keep it up!! Those bruises look so painful!! OUCH!

KID, MD said...

I know you don't think so, but I think it's looking great. You are doing so well!! And those TED hose are good for you - I'm going to have to side with Ron and Leslie on that one. :-)

Kathy said...

If this were Facebook, I'd hit the 'like' button :)

Elisabeth said...

Gwyn so glad to see things going well for you. you look great, except for that nasty bruising ouch!

Daisy said...

I like your positive attitude and I am being serious here! You are totally right about the doctor- they are playing with your bones and muscles while they are in there. I think they are just a little fiendish!

Daisy said...

BTW, Daisy is my daughter's login. she must have zoomed up her from school and gotten on before me. She is almost as addicted as I am! Deb