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!
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
After a great visit, it's finally time to go home. While it feels like we've been gone forever, I am thrilled that I made the choice to travel here. The midwest kindness and friendliness has been more than I could have hoped for. Of course, our trip through the airport was completely eventful. It was the stuff… Continue reading The Plane Truth
After Joanna removed my staples this morning, I was free to go. I didn't have a great view of the incision but what I could see looked like an earthworm with all of the staples. I'd read/heard that the staples removal was painful/uncomfortable but once again, it turned out to be anticlimactic. In fact, I… Continue reading Heading North
Last day at HipHab. Hard to believe it has gone so quickly. Didn't feel so great this morning, they warned us there would be roller coaster days and that it is perfectly normal. Not sure why I felt crummy but it was kind of disappointing since I'd felt so terrific the day before. After morning… Continue reading Every Step I Take
Every little thing is such a production. From standing up to going to the bathroom, it seems to take forever and I am not one to take my time doing anything. So this is forcing me to slow down which I guess can be a good thing. Maybe it's a lesson I can… Continue reading Baby Steps
After the hospital PT session, I was sprung! It will be nice to get back to the apartment at the rehab center where I can have a little space and privacy (and be out of a stupid hospital bed!). I guess they deem the car transfer and getting to your room enough of a workout… Continue reading Moving On
After all the hoopla, travel and what seemed like waiting longer than a full-term pregnancy, surgery is over. I am officially a Bionic Woman. I was scheduled first up at 7:30 on Valentine's Day, what a way to get that little sparkly something. We'd scheduled a cab for 5:20, since the forecast was for snow… Continue reading Bionic Woman