So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and brake relatively painlessly - and wasn't taking the narcotic pain med - I could DRIVE! I'm going to wai... Read more
With a little trepidation and a cane, I took the stairs up, slowly, each foot ascending the next step in succession - thus going "up with the BAD" - and then descending likewise, "down with the GOOD" - and I did all right! My DD said, "You reali... Read more
Today was the PT's last home visit. As she checked the strength of my operated leg, she commented that it was VERY good, and that it was probably due to the exercises I had done before surgery - the ones from Spark. I asked how my recovery compa... Read more
Yesterday I had an appointment at the "orthopod" for my KNEE, to see how bad it is. Originally, my DD was going to drive me - she has a permit, and I'm licensed. But the weather's been nasty, and I know she's nervous about OTHER drivers, so, sin... Read more
The PT came again today and was very pleased with my progress. She gave me some more exercises to do for range of motion and strength, and reminded me of the hip precautions again. She said she'll be back next week before I go for my post-op fol... Read more
First..,going DOWN the stairs in the morning. Then, since my commode hadn't been brought down yet and my coffee got things moving, I went back UP the stairs to the bathroom. Then, down again...Now, yesterday I had shown my granddaughter how to l... Read more
I managed to get rid of the weight I had put on from Thanksgiving.
Then we had Christmas. Up it went, a bit.
Then the pain was increasing and I couldn't do my bike cardio. Up a bit more.
Then I had the surgery and have only been doing the... Read more
You've probably seen their silly commercials. Here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=62xLWZgx4Ko
Well, lately I've been experiencing something of the sort. My right hip was replaced, and is doing well. I've ha... Read more
The PT was just here and had me go through my paces and asked about the different exercises I was doing. (This is a different PT from the one who came yesterday to "open" my case). I did a walk about, and a bit halfway up and down the stairs, an... Read more
So my bedtime routine has come down to doing what I call a little "pole dance" - just for fun. My poles are a cane and something for "lassoing" the foot of my operated leg. I got this "hip kit" from the hospital apothecary. The "lasso" is second... Read more
That is to say, as opposed to sleeping in the armchair. I had such fanny fatigue that I decided to give the bed a try again - just had to lie down! My DD helped me by shoving the pillow between my legs as I lay on my side and so I began. But it ... Read more
Well, I can't sleep on my back - just can't. And when I tried to roll on to my side, it was just too painful - couldn't manage. So, around 1 in the morning, I grabbed my cell phone and called my daughter (she lives with me) and apologetically a... Read more
Went into the hospital Tues a little before noon and went into surgery at 1:30. As I woke, I felt pain, but they quickly managed that. They took me to my room after a while and put me on the bed. Not much later they had me sitting up in the recl... Read more
This came to my email this morning, from my former pastor.
Written by an Australian Dentist
To Kill an American
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a ... Read more
This is the last - at least for now - posting of 3 works of art, this time in the category "Aquatic." Actually, that's not entirely accurate. In the big box which I've labeled "Aquatic", there ARE things like fish and aquatic mammals and sea tur... Read more