Friday, June 07, 2013
First 5 days hospitalized, been home since. Been to this rodeo before so I know what to expect for recovery. Minor differences seen between the 2nd hip and the first but overall very similar.
After 2 weeks on the walker I have moved up to crutches. (although I did use crutches earlier for small distances).
My DH takes me on car rides to help break up the cabin fever. Sitting in the car has its challenges - thank god I can adjust myself using the handle above the passengers door.
Sleeping is a challenge but its getting somewhat easier.
My PT nurse and I agree that physically I am ahead of where I was last time. And the challenge is to not go too fast. My super power appears to be healing which is a good thing.
Looking for sign-off from the surgeon on the 19th to allow me back into the pool. I really miss my daily swims and I know the water will definitely help in my recovery.
I did get my appetite back sooner than last time. It's funny given my mobility issues I rely on my DH for meals so talk about an enforced diet. With him at work all day snacking doesn't happen. I have lost a few pounds since the surgery - this is even with having a slice of heavenly carrot cake each night.
Doing some random genealogy searches to keep me amused. Just picking random people in my database to see if I can find anything new on them.
So far overall - in good spirits. Somewhat antsy waiting for the next phase in healing. Trying not to push myself too fast and to get some regular sleep which is a challenge.