I have been home for one week today after having my second hip replacement. I've been kind of overdoing it, in all honesty. You see, I was in my 7th week of recovery from my first hip replacement. I was virtually pain-free on my left hip. I could hardly believe it. AND I was used to my left hip being the one that I had to favor. Then, all of a sudden, I had my right hip operated on and I had to switch to favoring my right side and all.
Well, for some reason, I've just been thinking that I should be recovering more quickly on my right side. I shouldn't be having so much pain. I shouldn't be needing to take so much pain medication. I should be able to get around easier and to do more. I don't know how my thinking got so disjointed.
So, today my pastor's wife called me to see how I was doing and SHE reminded me that I had only been home for one week, I had just had another major surgery and I needed to slow down and take care of myself. I really just had to kind of get hold of myself, shake myself and just back up a little. I just don't know what I was thinking.
Sooooo, today, I've rested more and taken my pain medication as needed and it's made a world of difference.
Even Ed has had a little difficulty remembering that it is my right hip that is now the sore one. I was standing at the kitchen counter and he came up behind me and hugged up to me and in the process, patted my right hip and asked me how I was doing! Wellllll......I told him that if he patted THAT hip one more time, HE wouldn't be doing so well!!! *grin* Seeee???? Even he has trouble remembering that it is my RIGHT hip that is healing now.
Anywayyyyy.......I don't know if it is having two hip surgeries so close together that has me all confused but I think I am getting my thoughts straightened out. Take my time. Take care of my body. Take my medicine. Rest. Move. Do my exercises. Rest. Move. Remember....it is the RIGHT side now. *sigh* AND my body needs time to heal.