Yup - Folks - I truly surpass all of you now in my strengths and abilities (snicker) as I am now officially the Bionic Woman.
I had my total hip replacement last Thursday and got home Sunday afternoon. The doctor said it was a very mundane and boring surgery - just the way he likes to see them. Although he told me there were a lot more bone spurs inside the socket than he initially thought and told me again that he was surprised that I was walking at all.
Anyway - glad that's over and I'm on the mend.
A friend who had his hip replaced last spring loaned me his little walker/cart thingie that has wheels on it and a seat so if I get "too far from home" and need to sit a bit I can just turn around and plant my butt. It's come in handy a couple of times. Things can get pretty wild around here because my cats aren't used to having conflicting traffic and don't always move out of the way quick enough. They seem to think they have the right-of-way and I have to go around them. You know how cats are. So there has been a tail or two that's been bumped with a wheel. Not intentionally, mind you, but now they see me coming and move along.
The docs want me up and moving as much as I can and to put as much weight on my leg as I can tolerate. So I make laps around the kitchen, through the dining room and living and back into the kitchen again. I haven't hit any 30 mph corners yet but I'm working on it. Ole told me yesterday he was going to have to lay down some speed bumps.
Ole's been a good nurse so far, although I think he's found out I don't sit around and eat bon bons all day. Today we're going to tackle laundry so that should be an interesting experience. Fortunately my laundry room is on the main floor!!
I even managed to go to church last night - it was nice to get out of the house for a bit although it was 10 below zero. Here we go with that darn stuff again.