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STAYING HOME

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I am now 4 weeks out from having a hip replaced. I can't sit too low, so my toilet needed revised and I cannot ride in my sister's car because the seats are too low. I have an SUV that is easy to get into and out of, so hopefully I am back to driving soon. I get upset with myself when I drop something on the floor as I need to pick it up with a grabbing tool, and since I cannot bend down to clean the floor, I do the best I can with a cloth and rub it around with my cane. I thank God every day for what he gives me and be grateful because there are a lot of people worse off than me. I was feeling sorry for myself because this is another weekend when I still have to remain at home. I can exercise at home, have good healthy meals fixed by me, and have healthy snacks available, so I guess staying home isn't so bad. At lesast for me, this is a temporary condition. For many people, they are homebound forever, so I will think of all those people who have to stay at home and I will be grateful that I came through a difficult surgery, I am healing well, and I can take care of my own activities of daily living. I have so many things I am grateful for, especially all of my friends on Spark People and all of my Firecracker buddies, so when I get down about staying home, I will accept it and look for the day when I can be out and about and I will, for now, enjoy staying home! emoticon emoticon
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  • LOIS_1950
    Right attitude! emoticon emoticon
    1439 days ago
  • SHARONKHARTER
    Thanks everybody for your encouragement. I am getting stronger, but I need more patience.
    1439 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    I never realized how many times I drop things until a time came when I could not bend over to pick them up! Glad your surgery was a success and you will be out and about soon.
    1439 days ago
  • SWEETENUFGILL
    I imagine it must be a bit tough recovering from your hip op on your own - take care & do your exercises so that you can get back to driving asap. I hope that the new hip has/or will relieve you of pain in that joint.

    1439 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    I'm still a Spark Buddy, but former Firecracker! Great attitude! Be grateful for all you can do and that you can do it by yourself! sounds like you are figuring it all out on how to handle all situations! It won't be long until you are on the go again! Happy healing!
    1439 days ago
  • BATGURL250
    You are doing well. Soon you will be able to drive again.
    1439 days ago
  • DAWNIEHEATHER78
    Give yourself time to recover and the care you need, it will get easier as you progress. I know its frustrating and hard but you will get there :) best wishes
    1439 days ago
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