Thanks for the lucky cloverleaf Goodie! Yeah, luck is good stuff and no calories! As for the little fluffy hampster, he is soooo cute I couldn't resist - not to mention the brocoli florette in his mouth! Thanks for adding me as a friend, too. I added you back! 1620 days ago
Hope you are having a good day. I understand now why you have to wait until you are 65, seems funny to be wishing for that age to come I bet.
I am fortunate that here in Canada we have universal health care, and my waiting time was just because I wanted a particular surgeon and he is very busy. I was also able to collect unemployment disability insurance also while I was off work, or else I might have had to wait until I retired.
I hope the winter weather is not causing you too much pain. Take care of yourself. I'm thinking about you often and wishing you the best.
Sandy, why are they making you wait until you are 65? I'm 61 and was still 60 when I had my replacement. My surgeon said they expect to get 15 years out of hip replacements now, and really a lot of people are fine much longer.
All I can say is my experience was positive. I was telling friends today that I feel 20 years younger! I would advise you to do it as soon as you can. Let's see how my life has improved: I can do cardio exercise for 30-45 minutes at a time, I can put on my socks and shoes without pain, I can trim my own toenails.
Those are the fun things. But I think one of the biggest blessings is that I can get a full night's sleep without waking up because of pain 2 to 3 times per night.
No one looks forward to surgery, but even though I am diabetic I didn't have any problems with the surgery. I was home within 5 days, and of course needed a lot of help the first few weeks, but after that I was fine. Because I have a sedentary job, I was back at work in 3 months. I remember waking up from the surgery and my sister asking me how I felt. I told her the pain was gone. I know I was on morphine and that was part of it. But the pain I meant was that constant nagging pain that is in the hip, I'm sure you know what I mean.
I still have little twinges now, but not from the hip. From the incision and the muscles which are still gaining strength.
Good Luck and if you have any more questions I'm here for you. There are a few tips I can pass on for preparation once you get a surgery date, I'll try to remember all the advice that helped me and pass it on to you.
Thanks for your words of encouragement Sandy! You are right. I do need to do things I enjoy. I just seem to have such a one track mind. If I'm reading I'm all books all the time for a while. Then it's crocheting. All the time. Now its exercise. It has become an all day thing when I have to drive into town to hit the gym. We live 35 miles away. But I love it. Then back home and shower and so tired I hit the bed. But I will learn. Good luck to you as well. I see you are fairly new to Spark. Its a wonderful place with wonderful people. Have a great weekend! 1664 days ago