Friday, January 8, 2021

My World Is Small These Days

 Here I am in my recliner, with my feet elevated, where  I spend much of my time and where I sleep at night. I get up at least every two hours to walk for 15 minutes. Walking loops around the inside of my house is not much fun, but it does let me know how my hip is progressing.

Pain is under control without the use of the oxycodone I was prescribed. Sure, it hurts when I walk, but not bad. My hip is stiff and that's why I walk, to keep it loosened up. Some position changes are hard and I have to be careful.

The digestive system issues are clearing up faster with this surgery and I am very thankful for that. I can eat!

My world is small these days but that isn't much different than with the Covid restrictions. I can appreciate what I do have, like these beautiful flowers that were sent to me.



And the Zoom meetings we have twice a week with the Friday breakfast club.


Of course I watched TV most of the day on Wednesday as the president carried on his hissy fit denial of the election and then sent his minions to besiege the capitol and "go wild". What a shameful display of ignorance and disregard for the rule of law. They call themselves patriots?  I think not.

A physical therapist will visit me again today, so I'd better get out of this chair and do another walk about. He will be checking up on me.

Today is Isaac's 18th birthday! We will have a Zoom birthday party this evening. I won't get any cake but I think we still have some ice cream in the freezer. Let's party!

16 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear you are doing so well. In 2000 when I had that bad skydiving accident, I waS put on oxycontin without knowing it. The doctor knew little about its addictive properties. It was one of the hardest things I ever did to wean myself from that awful drug. I'm glad you are not needing it. But that said, if I needed a pain killer right now, I'd take percocet, which is also addictive, but nothing like oxy.

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  2. I’m also very glad you are doing so well. The flowers are lovely. I can’t believe that Isaac is 18! Our grandbabies are all grown up and are now of age. Happy birthday to Isaac.

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  3. Happy Birthday to Isaac! I'm impressed with how well you're doing, you'll soon be out in your back yard again.

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  4. It's good to know you're slowly but surely mending.
    A very happy birthday to Isaac.

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  5. It will only get better from this point on. The worst is over for our nation and your hip! Hurray!

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  6. It sounds as though you are doing your best to get back in gardening shape, party going shape, all your many family activities. Speedy mending!

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  7. Good to hear that you are making progress. It's difficult but you have to keep moving. Good luck.

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  8. glad you are making progress. life is really a patience game so often it seems but not losing hope and pressing forward is so important!

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  9. I had no doubt that you would do everything you needed to do to get better.So glad you are staying away from the pills. Can't believe they still prescribe them. Keep up the great work and keep healing.
    Isaac 18--good grief time flies. Happy Birthday Isaac.

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  10. Glad you are doing ok. I cannot believe my Mother---she had this surgery in her 80s and believe it or not seemingly needed no help. She managed and I didn't even know she had the surgery until after the fact. But we are that way---stoic Germans. Keep up the good work
    MB

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  11. Happy Birthday to Issac! 18 already!! Keep on keeping on I am so glad your pain is less and you can eat...all good things!

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  12. What a nice post! I wish you a very happy 2021, and delighted to meet your blog, I saw your blog and I thought you would like us to follow each other. Follow me and I will follow you as soon as possible. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you! :) 💜💜💜

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  13. Beautiful flowers! Happy birthday, Isaac. Aloha from Hawaii.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Isaac! I'm so glad you're able to tolerate your hip surgery recovery without the oxycodone. Wishing you a productive physical therapy.

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  15. So glad to see the good outcome of outpatient hip replacement surgery! May be on my calendar as well in the not-to-distant future.

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  16. It sounds like recovery is going well, and that you're doing what you need to.

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