Saturday, January 18, 2014

Little by Little - Recovery Update


It's been so encouraging to read all your nice comments. Thank you, friends!  I'm doing my regular, 2ce daily physical therapy, involving lots of exercises designed to get those hip, thigh, leg muscles working again, lots of rest, and lots of ice packs. (I found that doing physical therapy four times a day was working against me. I don't know what I was thinking.) Hopefully soon I'll be able to sit for a longer stretch of time and actually get back to your blogs that I love to visit.

December 30th was the perfect time for hip replacement, because it's not like I want to be out in the weather now anyway - this weather that doesn't seem to want to quit!




I hope you're having a wonderful start to our new year.

I miss you all!


 You'll be glad to know that
I have an excellent chef! :-)


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44 comments:

Vee said...

That's good news! Always good to have someone taking good care of you. Glad that you are taking it day by day. Four sessions a day? That is rigorous. It is good that you have found your proper pacing and soon this recovery time will be a thing of the past and you'll be doing the things you enjoy without pain. Then it will all be worth it.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Sending prayers and lots of hugs your way!
All the best for 2014, it is going to be a good year Judy!

Terra said...

It sounds like your healing is going well, and twice a day for physical therapy sounds excellent to me. Good to know you have a great chef.

Life Happens said...

Oh Judy, I hope recovery continues to go well. Good luck!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is good news! Be careful on the ice when you have to go to PT! Sending more prayers.

I had something done before the end of the year too, and I'm getting better!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh my gosh Judy - I'm so wrapped up in reno's, I had NO IDEA !!!
Hope you're feeling better - what an ordeal to have to go through
Much love,
Moi

Eileen said...

Sounds like you're doing just great.
I'm sure you are being well looked after. Take care x

Parsley said...

Hope you continue to heal and improve!

Sandra said...

I am glad you were not out there trying to walk up those icy steps, they are beautiful as is the bike in the snow. what a blessing to have your own personal chef.. hope you are back to 100 percent soon.
we woke up to 37 degrees today in Florida and what is up with that?

Trace4J said...

Yeah!!
Happy Sonday.
Your in my thoughts, heart and prayers.

Empty Nester said...

So glad to hear that you are on the come-back trail! I have to say that, with temps at -31, I am no longer jealous of your winter weather. LOL
Stay warm and give your body the healing time it needs!

TexWisGirl said...

i am glad you are being WELL taken care of!!! yay! :)

Diane said...

Good to see you posting! Yes, you're not missing much outside! God bless that chef!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

So glad you are on the mend. Keep pushing onward, and you will soon be skipping through the springtime tulips!

Donna said...

It is a trial of patience, isn't it? Twice a day for physical therapy is usually sufficient. Keep working at it! You should definitely turn a corner in about another week, since it takes a while for the swelling to go down and the healing to work its magic. I'm keeping you in my prayers!

Ruth Kelly said...

How lovely to have someone cook for you! I am glad that you are on the mend. You need to watch those physical therapy people - some times they push too hard.

Balisha said...

My husband had hip replacement surgery on Dec. 26th. He's 78 and a big man. He had the anterior approach where they don't cut through the muscles...just using a special surgical table...move the muscles around to get at the hip. He's still pretty swollen and has just started PT out of the home. The first two weeks we had a PT come to the house because of the weather.
I hope you do well in your recovery. Be careful on the ice.
Balisha

Eva Ason said...

Hope you will heal soon and be up and walking without pains. Have a lovely week ahead. Hugs Eva

Paulette said...

As Mary Poppins says, 'Well began is half done.' I know that therapy is hard work, but hopefully you will be finished and back to a better feeling you.

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Glad you are doing well. Don't over-do the therapy!! There seems to be a misconception that if 2x a day is good, than 4x a day would be twice as good.... but that isn't the case in this situation. In fact it can set you back a bit!! This is one time in your life that you are actually TOLD to get rest and take your time. Time and rest are the best healers of all. Isn't having that constant hip pain gone wonderful?? It is truly a blessing. Stay warm as it seems we are in for a couple more rounds of polar temps through the week and next weekend. Sun today is a true blessing!!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I hope you will be back to full working order soon Judy. In the meantime keep the therapy up and enjoy the works of your chef! Take care xx

Jacquelineand.... said...

So glad you are recovering and are being well cared for and fed! Keep taking care of yourself; we'll be here when you're able to return.

podso said...

Glad to hear things are going so well. Keep up the good work it will pay off. All that snow is just unreal!

linda bowton said...

As all others have written, I wish you the very best in your recovery!

Terri D. said...

Judy, it is so great to see you here again! I'm happy you are progressing well. You remain in my daily prayers! Keep calm and carry on!!

Amy Burzese said...

So glad to read that you are coming along nicely. Keep plugging and we'll be here waiting!

Judy S. said...

Glad to hear that you're recovering well. My sis had this surgery so I can kind of relate to what's happening. Take care! And more big hugs.

Carla from The River said...

Yay! Glad to hear all is well. Stay warm this week. Another cold blast coming our way. I think after we braved the last one, this should be a piece of cake. Right? :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Judy, I missed your other post of your post-recovery so will comment here tonight and welcome you back. I'm glad your surgery went well and you are recovering comfortably at home. Take care and God bless your healing and therapy so that you will feel stronger each day.

Chatty Crone said...

I have been wondering how you were doing and what stage of the game you are. Still in PT? Are you on a walker or cane? Is the major pain gone? Can you cross your legs? I never put ice on mine - good idea. Are you okay? Love, sandie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

At least, it seems from your picure that finding ice isn't an issue where you live! Get well soon!

Jenn S said...

Glad to hear things are on the right track... you're in my thoughts and prayers as you continue with your recovery!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Do hope that you are continuing to heal. It takes time and thank goodness you have time to take!!

Cook S said...


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Cheryl @ TFD said...

It sounds like you are doing very well and I hope your recovery is swift! It won't be long and all this will be behind you. Best wishes to you as you continue to work your way toward that day of pain-free walking!

Robin said...

Good to hear from you. Keeping you in my prayers. Hope you are watching lots of good English shows.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i have fallen so behind. i hope your recovery goes well & very smooth. keep us posted. big big hugs. ( :

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Hi Judy! Glad you're recovery is coming along nicely. When you're back on your feet, can you send your husband *my* way -- I could use a bit of a break!

Debra Hawkins said...

Sending healing thoughts your way! Hope you continue to feel better!

J_on_tour said...

Pleased to hear that your recovery is going well and that your rehab is in process. Catching up with your blog over the past few years, I can see what you mean ... you've timed it well.
Take care.

Lynn Blaylock said...

So glad you're on the road to recovery. Best Wishes!

Bossy Betty said...

Just coming by to see how yow are. We miss you in Blogland! Hope you are getting stronger every day.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, we need an update! It's been 11 days! Hope you are coming along nicely.

Blackberry Lane said...

I have been away from blogging since Autumn and just am reading about your surgery. God bless your recovery and many blessings in the new year.

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