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Monday, May 13, 2013

Had a great mother's day and ready for my surgery...
Today I met with the surgeon... my surgery is a week from tomorrow. He asked if I was still decided on getting the new hip... I mean "really?" I am almost unable to walk up stairs after a month of physical therapy... if he doesn't give me a new hip after all this trouble, I'll scream! LOL I'm in worse shape now than I was a month ago, actually. A month ago, I was able to walk up stairs with no problem (a limp, yes, but my muscles weren't this fatigued) and I am just so READY for this... I'm really looking forward to getting past this pain. I'm MORE than ready for this surgery.
I'm in my last five days of work before I'm out for about 6'ish weeks and then the real work of getting on the road to recovery begins. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life.
I got myself out of the house yesterday with my family. We went to a local amusement park and enjoyed the day. Hubby was off work, son didn't have a show, I figured it'd be a great day to get out, walk around and just enjoy the day... it was fantastic! Plus, I was finally able to fit into some rides! So, I rode a few... first time in about 20 yrs! I had a blast!

Also, wore a shirt that I bought from Old Navy and gave myself at Christmas... size Large... when I opened it up, it was so tiny that it was laughable at the time... never thought I'd fit into it... and now it fit! I'm almost smaller than my man now!

and even got a great pic of my son and I... just a fantastic day all around! I had the best Mother's Day! I hope you all did, too!

So, I'm in the final stages of prep for next week... this last weekend will be the cleaning the house, as therapists will be coming to my home after the surgery for a week or two. I should be in the hospital for a few days, maybe four... I have a few magazines to keep me busy and I hope to get back to work on my book... hoping I can "focus" with the time I'll have to myself. I may even blog more often, too!
I also bought a Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies 4 DVD and figure that it'll be my cardio workout (moving my arms, as that little guy is SUPER full of energy and just does NOT stop) for when I'm in bed! I hope to lose some weight while in recovery... I still have more to go to get to my goal!
Do any of you have any recommendations for in bed exercises?
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    Glad you had a great Mother's day. I don't blame you for being ready to get rid of that hip pain. I hope and pray all goes well and you have a speedy recovery.

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    1766 days ago
    I pray that you have a speedy recovery.
    I had a hysterectomy on April 11th and I am getting back into exercise this week.
    I was so scared as I haven't been in a hospital since my son was born back in 83.I am glad that it is behind me.
    1772 days ago
    What a great way to spend Mother's Day! I LOVE LOVE the picture on the ride...I know that breeze blowing in your face felt so good...I remember when you said you bought those shirts at Old Navy and Now you are wearing them...oh, my..that is so have been so successful...hoping it will rub off on, I am just not serious enough...what am I waiting for?.........praying for a speedy recovery for you...what about doing something with the stretch band that comes with Leslie DVD for upper body exercise...I don't know about anything else..hmm...will have to think about've got this surgery and recovery "thang"......:)
    1773 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    1773 days ago
    Sounds like an awesome Mother's Day! So glad all the prep for surgery is going well!
    1773 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! I will be praying for your surgery!
    1773 days ago
    Looks like you had a great time - love the pics on the rides - what fun! So glad you had a wonderful day with the family - it is so nice when we can have them.

    Keep taking care of you - the most important person. I'm hoping the surgery and your recovery goes well and you will be up and at 'em in no time.

    1773 days ago
    Hope All Goes well. It's nice to have a fun day.
    1774 days ago
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