In an effort to continue my gratitude adjustment, I would be completely remiss if I didn't acknowledge the awesome bling I acquired on Valentine's Day 2008. Besides the birth of my children and being married to The Husband for twenty-someoddyears, this ranks as one of the best things that ever happened to me. My shiny high-carbide cobalt chrome, Valentine's Day resurfaced… Continue reading Thankful Thursday – The Happy Hippy Edition
It looks like it's going to be a happy new year indeed - I'm back on the mountain less than one year after surgery. While I was particularly nervous my first time out, more about the other people buzzing by me as I slowly snaked my way down. But I'm out there and I love… Continue reading Back on the Mountain
Four months post-surgery and I am back on the bike - in France! After meeting our friends in Paris, we walked miles all over the city doing the usual tourist stuff. We are staying in an apartment in Montmarte - I feel like we are having a real neighborhood experience buying fresh bread, cheese and… Continue reading 4 months post-surgery
I am not one to nap during the day but today I was completely exhaused. I actually just gave up, laid down and took a nap. I don't knwo whether to think I am overdoing it or that this is the rogue tiredness they warned me about. Ten weeks out yesterday. Hard to believe. It… Continue reading Exhausted!
Had word from Dr. Rogerson that everything looked great and I am healing well. I had been concerned about a "thing" on the xray - it looked like a tiny ear of corn - thought it was a staple or something which kind of freaked me out - especially being so far away from the… Continue reading Good to Go
The time has flown by and it's hard to believe that 6 weeks ago today I was in the recovery room about now. I'm starting to forget what the pain like, an eerie similarity to the childbirth experience. I worked out with a trainer on Tuesday, as a follow-up to my PT, and it was… Continue reading 6 Weeks Post-Op Today – Hooray!
I have felt so great the last week that I hardly remember that I had surgery, which can be a slight problem since I have one more week of hip precautions to go. I have been walking without assistance and it feels so normal (except for going up the steps). I asked the nurse about… Continue reading
If you would have asked me if I'd feel this great one month after surgery, I probably would have laughed. Now it is hard for me to remember that I actually had surgery! Something amazing happens between the 3rd and 4th week out - you seem to regain so much. I have 2 more weeks… Continue reading One Month Post-Op
Three weeks out from surgery yesterday and it was as if I hit some sort of breakthrough. Turned the crutch around to use like a cane like they showed me. It makes you realize that you can be too dependent because you are just scared. Walked three laps at the mall - about 45 minutes,… Continue reading Progress!
Once again, after feeling so great, I had my hit the wall day that they'd warned me about. Joanna said that most people report experiencing it at day 9 (which was my travel day so thankfully it didn't happen then). But I guess I was too buzzed on adrenaline to have it then. I got… Continue reading Hitting the Wall