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?