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Monday, November 30, 2015

What a Wonderful Day

Back when I learned that the hip surgery was going to have to be earlier than anticipated.  I selected today as the day to be back to myself.  I thought by today, I would be finished with PT and that other than a few remaining tweaks, I'd be back to myself.  I was mostly right.

I'm not finished with therapy.  I didn't anticipate starting late because I was so weak, nor a week off due to the holiday.  I have four sessions left, two this week and two next.  Hopefully, then I will be able to drive.

I've shed most of the hip related accommodations.  I still have the sock aid, and the toilet raiser at home.  I am still taking the cane in public both as an aid to me and a warning to others.  At home, I hardly use the cane at all.  Today, I walked to the mailbox and back.  I took the cane to help me get up the stairs.

I've weaned myself off of the pain medicine except for before therapy.  I'm too much of a wimp to try PT without a little numbness, in both mind and body.

It is great.  I am glad that I was able to get so close to the goal I set for myself.  But, it has not been easy.  Even this morning, I had to really give myself a lot of positive self talk just to get out of the bed. It was dreary and rainy and the days of me being able to lay in the bed whenever I want are drawing to a close.  I knew though, that if I didn't get up and get on the Wii as I had told myself last night, today would be a washout.

I got up and weighed on the Wii.  I only did the body test part because I do have therapy this afternoon and I didn't want to overdo!  I'm also getting back with the water drinking and food monitoring.  I'm not going to say weight loss plan just yet.  We have too much food that isn't on any one's nutritious food plan.  Still, without my pain meds killing my appetite, I need to be careful about my intake.

I'm hoping by easing back in to things, the transition won't be so abrupt or difficult.  So far, it is great!  


  1. I am so happy for you and your progress. Now this is all mostly behind you. Yay!

  2. Yay for meeting goals! So glad you are making progress. You are ready for those dance lessons.