Wednesday, January 8, 2014

We're Back...


In between physical therapy and keeping ice packs on my hip and knee, I'm spending a lot of time on the sofa, reading. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and well wishes. Surgery went great. At least I think it did, for fortunately I was asleep at the time. My biggest concern was that I didn't want to hear the saw! (gruesome thought, huh.)

I was thinking of you all as I spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the hospital. Kevin and I celebrated by watching a concert on TV and eating a piece of dark chocolate (for its healing properties, of course!). I'm now home with a new hip which should last me for many years, and after the first not-too-fun week, I had a very encouraging day. There comes a point when you weigh the headache and nausea of the pain meds against the pain relief.



Like many places in the country, we've had very cold weather, -31 degrees F. a week ago, the morning of my surgery, and very cold temps all week. Our daughter and husband had to deal with frozen water pipes and a gas leak this week. School has been canceled 3 days in a row.  How grateful I am that we have a warm house and wood to burn. I know that not everyone has those luxuries.


I took the photos in December, one of those days that was really cold and windy. We had a roaring fire in the stove, and the wind was whipping the smoke around. It was fun to watch. Maybe I'm just easily amused, but I loved the thick, white smoke and the deep blue of the sky.

I'm not sure when I'll be getting another post up, but I wanted to let you know I'm still here. Thank you so much for your comments. I hope to be getting back to reading your blogs very soon. Time for a few laps around the house (on the inside, of course). I should be able to get rid of this thing in another 3 weeks (the walker, not the dog).

 Misty's favorite new place.
(cell phone photo)


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39 comments:

Trace4J said...

Oh Good Morning Friend
SO glad to see a post from you today.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Giant Woolie Hugs and Love

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so relieved to hear the surgery went well and glad you are back and at least able to update us. Prayers for a complete recovery that has you feeling better than ever.

Happy New Year!

xo

Sheila

Eileen said...

Welcome home, am so pleased your surgery went well.
We've seen on the news reports about your severe temperatures while we have been battered by storms here in the UK.
You've been missed, not least by your faithful friend Misty, bless her.
Do take it easy and let your body tell when it's time to rest.

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, Misty's so sweet, watching over you ... :) Welcome back, however briefly! Ice, meds, rest ... good for you in the long run, as you get back to your daily routine bit by bit!

Vee said...

Thank you for popping in to update us. It is much appreciated. Anyone who can "do a few laps" a week out is doing great in my book. The rough patch will soon be a thing of distant memory as you enjoy life without pain again. Ongoing prayers for a great recovery.

I can see why the smoke and clear blue sky fascinated you. I enjoy watching such scenes and find them cheering.

Samantha said...

*wolf whistles* Check out your sexy knees!

podso said...

Have been thinking of you and so glad to hear you are on the mend and that all went well. When you will remember this you will also remember these arctic temperatures! Take it easy!

Sandra said...

it is great to hear from you and that you are doing well. they use a SAW???? what??? that is scary... love the sweet sleeping pup... hope you are 100 percent soon and back to blogging. glad you have the wood to burn... this has been one crazy winter

Olive said...

Hi Judy, I am thrilled all is well. Besides being a nurse I used to volunteer at PT. The patients with new hip joints did so well and progressed rapidly. I shall pray for 100% recovery. best, olive

Mike Biles said...

Good to hear you're back and all is going well. I'm sure you'll be returning to the gym in no time at all!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so great to hear from you today. I woke up thinking about you and wondering how you were feeling. You're in my prayers my friend. I'm glad you are warm and at home. Take care of yourself and just take it slow! Sweet hugs, Diane

NanaDiana said...

Judy- So glad you are doing so well after your surgery. I took a short Christmas break, too, so missed your surgery news. Hope the healing continues at a rapid clip. Sending up a prayer for you and your recovery.

Cold here, too. Our schools are all closed but I hope they are open tomorrow. Have a good day-and stay warm. xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

so glad to hear it went well, and you are now on your way to recovery and full movement!!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Sorry to hear that you had to have hip surgery. No surgery is pleasant but I hope it goes well with you and you are back on your feet soon.

Terri D. said...

You remain in my daily prayers, Judy, and it is great to see a post from you again! I've missed you. Heal well and quickly! Glad you have wood to burn and someone to help you in your recovery! Love & hugs! Terri

Diane said...

So happy to see you post! Glad things went okay. Looks like Misty is taking good care of you.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy to see you here this morning! Glad the surgery went well and you are on the way to recovery. Do your therapy, take lots of naps and stay warm.

J_on_tour said...

Good to hear that the recovery is going well. take care.

Donna said...

I'm so glad that you are turning the corner and enjoying that new hip! In about 6 weeks (or sooner), you'll feel like a new woman!

Robin said...

Good to hear from you. So glad that your surgery went well. Take care of yourself and post when ever you are up to it. Love, Robin

Carla from the The River said...

Hi Judy,
Glad to hear you are well.
I love the photo of Misty.
Take Care!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Glad it went well and you are on the mend. Isn't medicine amazing?

Jenn S said...

I'm so glad to hear things went well, Judy!! Hoping you have a very speedy recovery! Take care of you and stay warm!!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Hi Judy ~ I'm so glad the surgery went well (and you didn't hear the saw!). I know what you mean about the pain meds - I can't handle them either - and hope you don't need them for long. If I were nearby, I'd bring you some comfort food. :-)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Hi Judy ~ I'm so glad the surgery went well (and you didn't hear the saw!). I know what you mean about the pain meds - I can't handle them either - and hope you don't need them for long. If I were nearby, I'd bring you some comfort food. :-)

Lynn Blaylock said...

So glad things went well..Rest & Recover!

Lynn Blaylock said...

So glad things went well..Rest & Recover!

Amy Burzese said...

So glad to hear that things went well. Continue to take care and improve!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm glad you are in recovery mode.

Cynthia said...

It is good to hear that you are doing well and healing. I know from people who have had them hip surgeries take time. The chocolate was important and you deserved it!!

Cynthia

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm glad to read it went well. I hope the pain will lessen with time. I'm sending you lots of patience and a little warmth from France!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I am so glad to read that you are home. It won't be long before you'll be running after your doting pup. Keep warm and safe my friend. xx

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

so glad the hip surgery went well. My mom had that done at age 80 and recovered beautifully. It's amazing what they can do! Hope your New Year continues to be great!

Paulette said...

Glad that the surgery went well, may the healing continue and a complete recovery be made quickly.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Hope your recovery is going well, Judy. With your sweet husband looking after you, and your cats and dogs keeping you company, you should be all set!

Vee said...

Just peeking in...tiptoeing quietly out. Thinking of you!

Judy S. said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend, and I feel bad that I didn't even know about it till just now as our computer died. Take care of yourself, and know that lots of folks are thinking about you! Hugs!

laurie said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well! Have a speedy recovery!

Jettie said...

Hi, you and I have a lot in common, I just had my hip surgery on January 28th, and am gradually getting around. I also make soap, or did, until I got to where I could barely walk. I had to turn off google + too, so I could post on blogs.

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