Sunday, August 7, 2016

home and recuperation

 From my resting spot on the sofa, butterflies, hummingbirds and fritillaries have put on a lovely show as I watch through the window.
My hip replacement recovery is going amazingly well. I had terrible nausea and vomiting while in the hospital and sometimes the pain was way more than I expected. Yet, I am amazed I am able to walk upstairs and sleep in my own bed each night. There is no formal at-home therapy. I just follow on-line videos from the doctor and lots of walking is prescribed. There are precautions to prevent dislocating the hip until the muscles heal. The doctor told me he did break the femur because it was narrow at the top and he cut two of the glute muscles. But all will heal with time.

 Even on the day of surgery, the therapist got me out of bed and walking.
The pics on the left (in collage) were taken just before surgery.  A bit of anxious silliness :) 
Cheering for team USA in the 2016 Olympics and especially for Kelsi Worrell, a sweet young swimmer from our church with a strong Christian testimony.  We love you Kelsi!!!!
  

20 comments:

Ann said...

It's amazing how they can get you up and about so quickly these days. Wishing you a speedy recovery

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So glad you are doing really well. You look great! A friend at church just had this done about a month ago and he is doing really well too. May you continue to heal nicely and soon be doing all that you'd like to do once again.

How neat to know a young lady who is part of the Olympics. I hope she does well and that God's light will shine right out of her.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Barbara F. said...

Amazing! Keep it up, you are doing great, and you look fabulous. Blessings!!

Pondside said...

You are certainly a Star Patient! You are up and in your own bed - I can't even imagine the determination. Well done! I wish you continued and speedy recovery.

Snap said...

Looking good! Keep up the hard work.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You look great!! Keep up with your prescribed exercises and remember that the more you move , the less stiff you will feel. I am a Rehab nurse so this is what i do... Sending prayers your way!
Hugs
Deb

Debby Ray said...

You are such a trouper, Lorraine! It is just wonderful that you are progressing so well...and that you are able to look so beautiful the whole time!

Lynn said...

So glad to hear all went well! Take care, you'll be tap dancing in no time:@)

podso said...

I'm glad you're doing so well. Amazing you can go up and down stairs so often, but I know moving helps. Keep up the good work!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You are TOO young to have a hip replacement! But you sure look great...best wishes on full and complete recovery.

Lea said...

Oh, so glad you are doing so well and praying you continue to do well and are as good as new in no time.

Cheryl said...

So glad to have an update and a good report of your recovery!!

Preeti said...

Glad to know that you are on the recovery path. Sorry, I did not know about your surgery earlier.

Patty said...


I didn't know you had a hip replacement. So happy you are doing so well. Yes, I enjoy watching the birds and hummingbirds from my chair in the living room. It is so peaceful.
As always, I enjoy your blog so much and your photographs are great.
I place you in my prayers. Be sure and follow the Dr's orders. Pat

Maryann said...

Praying for a speedy recovery

Jedidja said...

Praying for you! xxx from me in Europe.

Susan said...

Oh, LDH. HOW did that get by me? I didn't have any inkling that you had a hip replacement. Oh my GOSH.

I am SO HAPPY to hear you are recuperating well. May the Lord God bless you and keep you and bring you back to full health soon. Sincerely, Susan

Adrienne said...

So glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I've been praying for you. I'm having an issue with one of my hips - not sure what it is but may be bursitis. Every time it hurts I pray for you!
~Adrienne~

Gayle - Moments With Me said...

Prayers for a full and speedy recovery. You look extremely well. I don't think I could pull it off. :-(

My Recent Favorite Books said...

I'm so glad you are doing well!

I'm sending prayers and hugs!

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