MRS update 3 weeks

Three weeks ago yesterday I had my hip replaced. Thanks, all of you, for helping me keep the faith 🙂

Here’s what’s going on:

–ditched the walker in favor of the cane about 5 days ago.
–today I’ve been walking around the house without the cane a bit…and NOT limping, but I still fare better and more consistently with the cane.
–walked about a mile (roundtrip) from my house to a local park and back this morning, which was about 50x farther than I’ve walked so far. It was probably a bit much but I did have my trusty cane and there were benches all along the way in case I needed or wanted to rest…I didn’t.
–diligently doing my PT exercises 3+ times a day. They are definitely getting easier 🙂
–went for a ride in the car for the first time since coming home from the hospital. I didn’t drive. My surgical leg is my right. They don’t want me to drive for at least another week even though, according to the PT, I’m doing GREAT.
–almost pain-free. My hip joint doesn’t hurt at all but the muscles and the bone and the nerve are all still questioning this move…I know they’ll get used to it. Their complaints grow fewer and quieter every single day.
–read the first two books in the Game of Thrones series…in the past week. Boredom has definitely set in for me to be reading like this! The books aren’t boring at all…I’m just itching to DO stuff. The best way for me to shut that off is to become engrossed in something…like 5000 pages of fantasy fiction.
–my husband is soooooo ready for this phase to be DONE. He’s doing all the school pick ups and drop offs and all the shuttling to soccer and music lessons, etc. in addition to running his business.

I’m looking forward to the day I can get wholly back into the game of Life. In the meantime…party on, dudes…and be excellent to each other.

8 thoughts on “MRS update 3 weeks

  1. Glad you ditched the walker and are now using a cane. Much easier to get around and once you start driving it will be even better. Out patient PT should be your next step on the road to recovery. Good luck and keep us posted.

  2. MRS. Maybe you should get the other hip done, just to tease your husband a little longer… 🙂

  3. If you have time, delve into the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas by Martin for some further back story – those are fun. Are you watching the show?

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