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Monday, 1/7: 3 Weeks Recovery and Overdoing Things

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hi all,

3 weeks ago today, I had my hip replacement surgery. I had already gotten up and walked to the restroom twice and was feeling fairly good. 2 weeks ago today, I was nursing a big fall. today, I went to work and did two conference presentations that were successful. Walking through the high school and managing materials was not easy though and after having had physical therapy, I have been nursing myself back to reality all evening. I realize that simple things are not easy right now--and the doctor told me I cannot work for a reason.

Lady is doing okay, but it is increasingly obvious that she is going to need another surgery when she sees the vet this Thursday or Friday. Her bandage is loosening up and you can feel the swelling coming back. My poor pup--who is 7 years old, is not going to like this and is not doing well. This isn't her fault. Nature doesn't like empty spaces and is filling this up with blood. I am so sorry for her.

I am also feeling sorry for myself--even walking was too much for me and I didn't think that was true. I believe it now.

I need to ice things again and I pray that my lower back quits aching. It is not helping matters. I learned my second lesson today about doing too much. I know that when I am semi-alone tomorrow that I will NOT try to clean up this room. I will be patient and wait for someone to help me.

I don't like it. I will do the right thing.

Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/10/2013 9:13PM

    I am praying for both you and Lady!!

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_LINDA 1/9/2013 1:01AM

    Sorry you are learning the hard way that sometimes the Dr.'s are actually right -no work for a reason. I hope you can recover fully from this without any more troubles.
I trust they can do something for poor Lady? I found out Daisy has an infection -she showed no signs of being sick at all, but because she was spotting blood on her blanket Mom took her in to be on the safe side. She is now on antibiotics. They think what happened is she may have been going into heat when she was spayed :(
My news is my X-Rays of all my joints were all okay. So the Dr. is going to try eliminate cancer as the source of my severe back pain that is preventing me from sleeping or resting. I have had the blood test, but unfortunately, specialized bone tests take a long time to get done around here. More waiting. At least its free. Spent three hours at the hospital to do three things, get through admin, X-Rays, Blood test and seeing the Dr.
Relax and Recover. That is your work now.
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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MARTHAWILL 1/8/2013 7:34PM

    Glad your hip surgery is behind you now. Now listen to doctor's orders!
Get well.
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PUGRAD1995 1/8/2013 1:20PM

    So sorry to hear you are having issues. But sometimes we are slow learners. I have had a hard time slowing down but yet keep moving. I'm getting better at it-but it's tricky. I am good at making sure any task I can do sitting or lying down is near my chair/bed. At least it keeps me feeling productive that way.

Hang in there-the body will recover eventually. And darn, when those doctors are right!

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COURTNEY055 1/8/2013 4:51AM

    Oh, Sylvia, it's been awhile since I've been on. You are right, let someone help you. I know u are an independent spirit but you have to take it easy right now. You just had major surgery. Whatever u do, don't over due it. You don't want to wind up back in the hospital for more surgery. I'm thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.

I am so sorry about Lady. I hope she's ok.

I'm praying for you both.

Take care and don't forget that you're not alone, let the family help you and stay off your feet as much as you can. God Bless...

Courtney

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