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Venting - Frustration And More Frustration
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      15 comments

I woke up this morning with a song in my heart because my daughter is coming to visit tomorrow. I can't wait. I haven't seen her since Christmas and have missed seeing her sweet smiling face. Then, I turned over in bed and got up. There is was... Read more
Been Out Of Commission ....
Sunday, July 10, 2016      8 comments

This hip replacement seems to have been cursed with loads of issues. Since I have felt so awful and didn't want to keep writing blog after blog about pain and Illness I quit writing after I wrote my blog on July 4th. I have managed to write a ... Read more
4th Of July Reflection
Monday, July 04, 2016      9 comments

I am sitting here listening to the pops and booms of fireworks, pondering the meaning of our 4th of July. I often think that in the day to day hustle and bustle of our lives we don't pause and think about the original circumstances surrounding o... Read more
Saturday, July 02, 2016      10 comments

On Wednesday, I went to the doctor because of severe pain, muscle spasms and fatigue. Hubby took me and I was pretty scared. First I had a whole series of x-rays done. Then, the nurse practitioner examined me very carefully. She didn't like ... Read more
Sometimes Pain Needs Medical Intervention
Monday, June 27, 2016      12 comments

I had therapy scheduled for 9am this morning. I had been up half the night with huge amounts of pain and discomfort. I am in the process of changing from a very strong pain medication to one that is one step down. I always go through a short p... Read more
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Saturday, June 25, 2016      9 comments

Therapy has been really tough for the last two weeks. I have had lots of pain and swelling in my hip and leg. The whole approach to rehab for a hip replacement as opposed to a knee replacement is different. With a knee replacement, therapy is... Read more
Happy Father's Day!
Sunday, June 19, 2016      6 comments

To family and friends, I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day. Appreciate the man in your life. Time goes by too quickly to suffer the "I wish I had done this or said that" syndrome. Give hugs, smiles and love to those people who are special... Read more
So Far, So Good
Thursday, June 16, 2016      6 comments

Today, I had my first at home therapy appointment for my newest hip. The rehab hospital finally contacted the company that we use and I have the privilege of working with the same therapist and nurse I had after my last hip replacement. I am bl... Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      9 comments

I am exhausted. All movement appears to take a big toll after a joint replacement but move you must. I had a much better experience with rehab after my recent surgery. I am making good steady progress. I attribute my progress to continuing my... Read more
I Am As Ready As I'll Ever Be
Thursday, May 26, 2016      10 comments

Today's accomplishments: Faxed pre-op records to my orthopedist Mailed a telephone cord to DD1 Mailed three books to my darling Aunt who is fairly bed bound and bored I changed the sheets on the bed. I bathed the dogs. I did three... Read more
To Do List Is Complete
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      6 comments

Hubby and I had a wonderful breakfast with good friend, Slenderella61, and her hubby this morning. It was wonderful to see them. There is nothing like the support of friends to ease anxiety. Here are the tasks I completed today: The d... Read more
Anxiety Is Starting To Set In
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      10 comments

Three days and counting until my surgery. I can feel anxiety beginning to set in, as expected. My way of coping with anxiety is to keep busy. Yikes! We saw some friends this morning. One friend has a little baby. He is 2.5 months old already... Read more
Almost Finished With My To Do List
Monday, May 23, 2016      9 comments

I was a busy bee today! Here is what I accomplished: I picked up my pre-op report from my primary care doctor. I called my orthopedist's office to make sure that they have received the fax sent by my doctor. If so, great. If not, I will... Read more
Giving Myself The Gift Of Being Prepared
Sunday, May 22, 2016      10 comments

I learned a long time ago that one sure fire way to keep myself from doing something I'm not supposed to do after surgery, is to do the task before I go in for surgery. Thus, I make all these to do lists for myself before I even get to the day ... Read more
A Constructive Day Today
Friday, May 20, 2016      6 comments

Have you ever had one of those day when you complete a task that you have been putting off? It feels good when you get it done! I vacuumed the bedroom carpet and then shampooed it. The bedroom smells so good and fresh! I feel great because I... Read more

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