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Wise Husband, New Plan

Friday, November 15, 2013

Although I was born with Legg Perthes (now just called Perthes) in my left hip, diagnosis didn't happen until I was 11 years old. Up until then the doctors just said it was growing pains.

Well those growing pains never slowed me down any. My mother said I was a 'true-blue' tomboy. Climbing trees, playing baseball, running, roller skating, competing with the boys (& winning!). It's just my nature to be active.

My biggest challenge since my first hip replacement in 1977 was to SLOW down & have physical restrictions. In 2000 after my 3rd hip replacement the doctor prohibited me from my beloved bicycle. Rightfully so, he didn't want me to chance falling; I'd already fallen off twice due to gravel. So I thought I'd be safe walking & riding my stationary recumbent bike.

And both have been good for me. However, I have to agree with something my husband said while we were discussing this. He said, "Maybe it's not what you're doing (walking & recumbent biking) but how much of it you are doing." Dwelling on what he said, I'm thinking, "Wise husband." I wasn't resting enough in between my activities.

I do a lot of tossing & turning in my sleep. Well as much as a person can wearing a CPAP mask... Anyway, Wednesday night at bedtime, I took a pain pill that also knocks me out. I slept good! Last night I didn't take any but also left good; a full 8 hours! So far today I feel 50% better. I think I need to definitely rest a lot more. So I have reduced my activity goal & will go from there. That's my plan anyway.

If pain does persist, I'll give the doctor a call. Pray for me. Thanks everyone! Love you all!
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  • SPARKLINGHOPE
    My nephew was diagnosed with Leggs Perth at 7-8 yrs. I wish you all the best!!! Try to get rest when you can. emoticon
    1703 days ago
  • KAB7801
    We all need our rest periods!
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    It's hard!
    1704 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    You're in my prayers. Good Luck!!!
    1704 days ago
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