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!