Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yes, Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!

Welllll....Ed and I made the trek to New Albany for my appointment with Dr. Berend concerning my arthritic hips. Dr. Berend said that he had seen many hip x-rays but mine were definitely some of the worst. (Do I get an award or sumthin'?....uh, no.....) Anywayyyyy......in his opinion, much or possibly most of my pain is because of my hips and not my back. He is very hopeful that once I have both of my hips replaced and go through rehab and physical therapy, that I will be able to have a good, normal, active life once again.....without a walker!!!! He was so upbeat and optimistic! My first surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at the New Albany Surgical Center. Ed will be able to stay the night with me as they have private rooms and a bed will be made available for him. I will be discharged the next day. My next replacement is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11.
I was a bit surprised that they scheduled my surgery so soon because I had mentioned to the young lady who does the scheduling that we had tickets to The Lion King this Saturday and she chuckled and said not to worry because Dr. Berend's schedule was full six weeks out. I am thankful that they were able to get me in so soon.
Well, I am worn out from a long day and pain. Oh, but we do have electricity once again! I am so thankful. AEP has really had their work cut out for them. First, going to Texas to help out and then heading back to Ohio when we got the remnants of Ike. Ed took our refrigerated food to the church yesterday and put it in the freezer and refrigerator there, so he'll be bringing it back home tomorrow. I'm going to take this opportunity to clean the fridge thoroughly, so it is off to be with my tired self for now! I hope you are making progress in recovering from the storm, wherever you might be. ((HUGS))

4 comments:

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

We will keep you in our prayers here. You are in good hands at New Albany. They did a fine job on my knee. Keep us posted.

Theresa said...

I'm so glad that the doctor thinks that most of your pain is due to your hips!!! I truly hope the surgeries plus rehab and therapy are the keys to getting rid of your pain!!!

We will be praying!

Anonymous said...

Jewel.........2 weeks from today you`ll be getting that new hip....WOW !! BEFORE THIS YEAR IS OVER YOU`LL BE THROWING AWAY THE WALKER....hOW WONDERFUL
You`ll be the best patient they ever had.....and you`ll keep them in stitches............Pat Wheeler

Jewel said...

Hi Everyone! I've heard so many wonderful things about the surgery center and I have so much to look forward to, what with getting new hips and being able to walk without my walker. I hardly know what to think. There IS light at the end of the tunnel! AND a new grandson on the way!
Thank you so much for your thoughts and wishes! ((HUGS))