Yesterday Spring started. Here in the coastal Pacific Northwest, meaning west of the mountains, we are lucky enough to find Spring right on schedule. Our Pacific maritime climate keeps our weather moderate enough to give us four distinct seasons with none of them severe.
So the Brazen Hussies are starting to bloom!They are the bright yellow flowers with almost black leaves, one of several types on Ranunculus (think Buttercups) that will run rampant in our yard if we let them. They are brazen, and I just like saying their names. We actually bought the starts years ago and sometimes wish we hadn't, but they are so bright and cheery when direct sunlight opens them up. I have a matched set now!
My appointment with my surgeon yesterday went well. Everything is where it's supposed to be and the incision is healing. When I described the pain I felt he knew just what it was. It was a tiny tendon letting go. This little tendon gets cut on order to install the artificial hip and then is gets repaired, but often the repair, which is just a few threads, doesn't hold, and, like a rubber band that breaks, it snaps. Ouch! It stings for a good little while, and then it settles down. It did create a good "hematoma" in the process. Keep icing. It will heel itself over.
So progress on my hip is coming along. Now I have messed up my right knee, which we knew was going bad and is next on the list.
I'll just keep on going, best as I can.
It's Spring! Tomorrow might even be kinda' warm.