This is what I do now:
- get up
- make coffee and potter around the kitchen by hanging on to the counter tops with my extra appendage (my walker) always at arm’s length.
- sit and rest: checking emails, reading, FB
- eat what my husband prepares: always delicious and somehow, it’s just what I wanted. (spooookeeeeyyy)
- exercise: pulling, stretching, lifting. I think I can kind of feel my new hip. It feel as if there’s something that actually fits well in there. Bending and stretching feels very different than before the surgery. I can already tell the difference and it feel so much better. Now the pain is different and this pain will go away. I am able to stand straighter but still painful and not without assistance.
- sit and rest: emails, FB, blogging, TV
- move around: walk to and from the bathroom just to do something different than above 🙂
- sit and rest
That’s about it!!
Last night before I went to bed, I started to cry, I couldn’t decide if I should lay flat or propped up on pillows. My husband asked me what’s wrong? I said that I thought I would be rid of my extra appendage (the walker) by now. He looked at me, smiled and said “so what universe do you think you are living in”? I said “my own”. he gave me a big hug and somehow things weren’t so bad. As I got into bed, he looks at me and tilts his eyes and head up quickly and I knew right away, no words needed. I pulled up my dreaded tight stockings from right under my knee to over my knee.
Means freedom. The dreaded sox are getting washed. “oh what a relief it is” it feel so great to be free.
A mini rose