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Going Down!

Saturday, February 28, 2015      2 comments

Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as often as I do when I'm in the sweltering heat of Pucallpa with my "Honey" and his parents. But I noticed... Read more

Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made

Friday, February 27, 2015      4 comments

One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag pattern. The trickiest part is the beginning, but after that it's all double crochet and chain stitch. I'v... Read more

And NOW...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

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

Stair Accomplishment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      2 comments

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

Last Time

Monday, February 23, 2015      2 comments

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


Saturday, February 21, 2015      4 comments

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


Tuesday, February 17, 2015      2 comments

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


Monday, February 16, 2015      3 comments

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

Creeping Up

Saturday, February 14, 2015      5 comments

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

Left Twix, Right Twix

Thursday, February 12, 2015      1 comments

You've probably seen their silly commercials. Here is a sample
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


Tuesday, February 10, 2015      5 comments

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

Pole Dancing

Monday, February 09, 2015      4 comments

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

Back In Bed

Sunday, February 08, 2015      3 comments

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


Friday, February 06, 2015      2 comments

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

New Hip - Hooray!

Thursday, February 05, 2015      5 comments

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

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