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!