By the time you read this, I will have already been wheeled in and out of surgery. My appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday left me with a number of forms, pre-operation fees and, a very clear understanding of what is going on and what is going to happen. It’s all been rushed because there was a cancellation which was offered to me so it could be done ASAP.
I will need hip replacements in perhaps a year or five but that will be to far off to leave the gluteus medius muscle unattached. This surgery is called the “right hip abductor repair”. I will be in hospital for 2-3 weeks with a further 6 weeks of non-weight bearing at home with extensive rehabilitation.
Once I’m through the worst of the post surgery drowsiness and pain medication, I hope to be back using my laptop in my hospital bed if not for much else than reading some of my favourite WordPress bloggers posts. You may even get a post-op photo of the 20cm -30cm incision for the more bolder followers. 😉
I have pre-scheduled daily posts so you don’t miss me too much. 🙂
So, I’m in the process of regular physiotherapy, a local anesthetic test, Xrays, MRIs and hips surgeon specialist appointments. But, understanding the whats, hows and whys, is double dutch to me. Between the Gluteus Menimus tear and the Medius tendinopathy I’m totally confused. Originally I was told it would at least be one hip replacement, possibly two AND even repairing a torn muscle. I have no idea of what I did but I know that it hurts and no one can give me any intelligible answers. It’s been three months of getting the medical runaround to get to where I am now; totally confused and a lower bank balance. The only thing I understand is the cost at the end of each appointment, pain medications not covered by medicare and uncomfortable night’s sleep. With prolonged sitting, standing, or walking, I’m a hazard to everyone else’s health. Don’t say anything that might give me reason to punch you in the nose.
Forever and Always. I’m so blessed to have you as my wonderful husband. You’re my best friend, my partner in life, my husband, my hero, my love…my everything. You make me so happy just by being the man and the husband you are. Even after all this time, you never stop amazing me. – Happy Birthday!
My dad passed away just after 2am yesterday, Saturday July 10th. The on duty RN was able to alert me in time for me to sit with him until he was gone. I didn’t have any sleep before or after, so I was exhausted by the time the undertakers left a 9.30am. With this horrid lockdown there will be just three plus the celebrant at the graveside funeral. Norm, myself and our son Ken, who lives within the lockdown boundaries, and where we’ll stay until we head home – outside the lockdown area. If the lockdown is just for another two weeks we’ll remain in the Sydney lockdown. If it’s for a longer period as they have predicted we’ll head home under the Covid rules at that time, including a self isolation in our own home and Covid tests. It’s difficult to plan anything beyond a day or two at a time with restrictions changing at short notice.
With most of my photos on my desktop at home, I won’t be able to add more until we return home..
It’s hard to type with my right pointer finger wrapped up.
On the Friday before Christmas the wind slammed the car door shut on the tip of my finger bursting it open at the base of the nail. It’s no longer painful but I need to keep the top half of the finger well padded to allow the nail to come off on it’s own. It’s going to be a slow process but with the side not lifted embedded in the flesh under that side of the nail, all that can be done is to wait. Typing has also become a very slow process.
Yes, we have sold up and heading to a better climate. The next few weeks will be hectic so I will only be online as time allows. I have scheduled some new posts and some archived posts for you to enjoy during that time. I will of cause try to respond to comments when I can. Your websites and blogs will be my only reading when I have the pleasure of down time but I may not have time to leave you more than a “like”. I will leave a new post when we’re settled enough to return to a more normal routine. Thanks to everyone ahead of time for supporting me on Riverside Peace.