During that horrible time, I had to have x-rays made of my hips. Those poor techs. I tried my best to work with them and get the whole ordeal over with, but it was hard for all of us. I screamed in agony every time I was moved or tried to move on my own. Luckily, I saw those techs later and was able to laugh with them over it. They totally understood.
I had my first physical therapy session on Tuesday afternoon (surgery was Tuesday morning). It hurt so bad I nearly fainted. But I had made up my mind going in that I was going to do whatever I had to do to get better. So, I gritted my teeth, groaned and kept going.
On Wednesday, they took my catheter out. That did not make me happy because that meant I was going to have to get up to pee. Getting up was, and still is, the hardest part. I could not use my right leg at all to help. I had to use my arms and abdominal muscles. By the end of the day, I felt like I'd done about a million crunches.
I decided to think of it as a good thing. If I could come out of this with a new hip, and ripped abs, it would be all worth it. Not to mention some tone in the upper arms. Oh yeah!
I came home yesterday, and this has been a real trial & error for 65MD and me. We tried several different ways to get up the steps just to get in the house. We managed. I got inside and in the bed without damaging either one of us! This morning we had an adventure getting the compression hose on. None of the little tricks we'd been given helped and a couple seemed to make things worse. We'll figure it out though.
I start therapy on Monday. I will go three days per week for 3 or 4 weeks depending on how much progress I make. Until Monday, I will do my exercises I have been given and enjoy the fact that the pain I feel now is temporary.
I ask all of my readers to please pray for 65MD. He is working so hard to make sure that I am comfortable, it brings tears to my eyes. He is a strong man and can take a lot. I just don't like being the cause of additional stress for him.
I have no idea how much I weigh right now. My perception is that I have eaten very little and moved a lot which is a good combination in the weight loss world. On the other hand, I am still fairly swollen at the surgical site. It would be silly for me to weigh.
I'll still try to post as I am coherent. I appreciate everyone's concern~