Friday, May 24, 2013
Well the 2nd hip is finally done - now comes the healing part. Overall the surgery went very well. Somethings did change from the preivous time - specifically the nausea. As I don't take much medication at all - when I do take it - it affects me. Trying to work through the nausea. The doctors did get me some medication to help with - but not sure if its working.
Appetite - basically gone. Been barely eating since Monday. Lucky if I ate even 500 calories any given day and that was to force myself to eat something. Experience from last time is this will go on for another week.
Arrived home today and DH setup a twin bed downstairs for me. Crawled into it and promptly fell asleep for 3 hours.
Now like giving birth you have to make it through this stage before you start seeing the rewards. In my case - if I recall it took 3-6 months before I was not consciously favoring the healing leg.
Getting PT and homecare for the next month.
Slowly taking one step at a time. I am so glad to be home.
Does PT count as exercise? It will be quite some time before I'm back to exercising normally.