Thursday, November 20, 2008

One week today

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.

9 comments:

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

It's good to hear that you are doing so well. Please try to take it easy. As someone who has had surgery on both knees in the same year, I know what you are going through in remembering which one you should be more careful with.

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad you got some more rest. Your pastor's wife gave great advice!

Jewel said...

Hi Sir....yes, I am doing my best to keep my thoughts straightened out and remembering which side is which. *feeble grin*

Yes, Barbara, I have the best pastor's wife. She is so thoughtful and caring.

You both have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

You got a taste of feeling good and then the doctor snatched it away! Shame on him!! lol Just remember, you've been doing slow and steady for several years now, keep it up for a few more weeks, and then hopefully you'll be pain-free.

BTW, I put my list of 15 things up. Have fun chuckling!

Jewel said...

Yes, I think that's what it was, too, Theresa. *sigh* And what is a few more weeks compared to the last 4 years, hm? I'll be right over to read your list!

Rochelle said...

Oh - I can relate a little to this. I am so impatient with my stress fracture in my leg. It has been months and months! I just figured that the fracture would heal like the one in my ankle and it isn't!! It's hard to be patient! I am glad you are recovering well though... be good to yourself! :)

Jewel said...

Hi Rochelle...is there pain associated with the fracture? And yes it IS difficult to be patient! *sigh* It is so good to see you blogging again. I've missed you! ((HUGS))

Rochelle said...

Oh, yes... there is a great amount of pain! Ugh!! Thankfully it is soooo much better and I have very little pain now. But whatever pain I have felt is nothing compared to the pain of what you have gone through. Please take it easy!! And thanks for your sweet comments. :)

Jewel said...

Well, you take of YOURSELF, Rochelle, and do what you must to allow your leg to heal properly. Believe me, I know how difficult it is to be patient but we must be! I'm praying for you!! ((HUGS)) And Rochelle, remember to get annointed and prayed for,k?