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1 week 2 days...
Thursday, April 14, 2011      3 comments

I parked my walker already on Tuesday. Had a really good day today. After a day filled with sciatic pain, yesterday, this one was wonderful. The weather was beautiful, so I went outside and trimmed some of the wild branches off the forsythia ... Read more
What a difference 1 week makes...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      8 comments

Sure is different than LAST Tuesday. No need for a wheelchair today. My walker is my companion but not for too much longer, because I gain strength each day. I'm able to get into and out from my shower with no problems. I no longer need to u... Read more
Came home...
Friday, April 08, 2011      4 comments

Got to come home a day early. Thigh is still very sore and the leg is swelling, but lots of water and elevation will take care of that. Now to take it easy and just get better. Glad it's over with. It was great seeing the staff again. Great... Read more
Not like the first one...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      6 comments

Well, it's all over. I am adjusting to my new hip. Things were different this time. The bone wasn't worn quite as badly, but the muscle had curled up. Don't know what the dr called it, but he said he had to pull the thigh muscle and stretch ... Read more
THE day is here!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      7 comments

I did the countdown and the day is here. I WILL wait for the wheelchair for the ride into the hospital to register for my surgery. These last few days have been slow going. The joint is tired and painful. That will all be different this afte... Read more
Thursday, March 31, 2011      7 comments

Well, here it is Mar 31st. Finally, we go into April. In fact as I started this, I thought it WAS the first. Just wanting to move things along. I am on the countdown and feel that I WILL make it. I am worse than 1 week ago, which is the... Read more
The countdown has begun...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      8 comments

Here it is Wednesday already! Today is my hospital pre-op. Did the doctor one last week. My pain level is getting worse. I talked with the nurse yesterday and she was hoping that I wouldn't need as much medication. She said that dr would l... Read more
Top of the mornin' to ya!
Thursday, March 17, 2011      4 comments

Well, had my appt with the surgeon yesterday. He was quite pleased at the area where the rash was and commented that it hadn't left scarring. Also said that the hardness was scar tissue and quite natural. I was so excited by that, that I fail... Read more
Can't seem to be focused on Sparking
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      4 comments

Here it is, another week has passed. I took the antibiotic as directed and was soon feeling better. The inflamation around the scar is almost all gone, the hardness has become considerably smaller. I will be going to a followup appt tomorrow... Read more
Update on flu, etc.
Monday, March 07, 2011      7 comments

It just seems to be one thing after another. I took off work Sat, Feb 26th for the dress shopping trip, then got the flu Sunday, the scar area of the hip surgery got swollen, hard and inflamed with a rash. The scar area stayed that way, but go... Read more
Following that great trip to the dress shop with dh Sat
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      3 comments

This will be short, or I'm going to try to make it that way. Sunday morning I got ready for church, started helping the ladies set up the table for the potluck and BAM!! Felt sick enough in a matter of maybe 20 mins to know I HAD to get h... Read more
Mixed emotions on dress shopping day...
Sunday, February 27, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday was a good day and a long day. For one thing, any other man would have not appreciated a trip to the store near St Louis, MO, that took 4 hours, then I did what I was going to do, try on the designer's dresses to see how sizes ran. ... Read more
No trip to the Bridal store today : /
Saturday, February 19, 2011      4 comments

Funny how my plans and my boss' plans don't always jive. She had to let a new pt time preparer go this week, so she wants me there to answer the phone as usual. Grrr! I am looking forward to the trip and am anxious to see just what size I nee... Read more
changed my mind on the fabric
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      1 comments

Well, I received the wedding color swatches and put them up to that pretty pink rose fabric... it looked awful. So, the colors in this new dress seem to match pretty well. I'm actually taking a road trip with dh to the store so I can maybe, a... Read more
Random thoughts...
Saturday, February 12, 2011      5 comments

Back in the day, I was a romantic and the year I was going to be married the closest date to Valentine's Day was Feb 12th. That was a paid holiday where I worked and a day off, so that was fine. Today, I would have been married 39 years. Had ... Read more

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