Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hip, Hip, Hooray - The Second Time Around

Nearly one year ago - eleven months and seven days, to be exact - I had total hip replacement surgery. On Monday, I am having the other hip replaced.

What I wrote then is still true. I am elated to start the process that will allow me to move more freely; aprehensive about any procedure involving needles, saws, hammers, and scalpels; resolute about the rehabilitation which is very precise, involved, and fairly lengthy.

A repeat surgery is an odd thing. I know what to expect, so have less anxiety about just what will occur.
But, I know what to expect, so have more anxiety about just what will occur.

And I'm sure the food in the hospital is no better than it was last year. It was interesting to see how bad even simple things could be - I will avoid the toast and the cream of wheat. Still, far better to have the food be not so good and the quality of care excellent, which it was.

So, here I go again. I'll be dancing soon!

10 comments:

Ciss B said...

Good to hear you're almost there! You're in my prayers.

ChrisJ said...

Thanks Christi; I appreciate it.

lifeshighway said...

Chris, hang in there. I am glad to get the report as I had been wondering how you were doing. Good luck on the operation. I hope the procedure goes smoothly and you are soon on your way to pain free movement.

P. M. Doolan said...

All the best for a speedy recovery.

SALMA said...

Thinking of you Chris...happy New Year.

Judie said...

ChrisJ, I am sending you a virtual hug, and good thoughts for a speedy recovery! Next thing we know, you'll be Zumba dancing!

Pearl said...

Good luck, happy recovery and maybe sneak some contraband chocolates in to round out the diet. ;)

cooper said...

good luck to you good thoughts coming your way

cailen ascher said...

my thoughts are with you. my dad has to have his hip replaced next month, so i understand what you must be going through.

all the best.

www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

Judie said...

Hey!! I left you a comment! What happened to it?
I wanted to wish you well, and tell you that someone can always sneak GOOD FOOD in to you while you are in the hospital. If I were there, I would do it!!
xoxo,
J.