I’m sure this post is going to be all over the place, so just bare with me. My head has been all over the place so it’s fitting I guess!
Things have been slow going around here lately… just trying to survive this AWFUL cold and flu season (that *fingers crossed* is almost finished). It seems like it was just one thing after another – I could hardly keep everyone healthy for more than s few days before the next wave hit.
But now that things have quieted down and we can get back to our normal routine, I need to get back to my projects! I also started back to my regular workout routines recently and have been feeling amazing!! At 4 months post op from my left total hip replacement, I really felt I should be further along in my recovery than I am, but starting back to weight lifting and some cardio has really helped push past this slump I’ve been in.
We’ve seen right from the get go that this replacement has been far superior to my first go round on the right side, although things seemed to be progressing rather slowly at first. Fair warning: there’s a few photos coming up of my lovely incision progression… It’s healing up so pretty this time!
Here was day 2: getting my dressing changed
1 week post op: the bruising this time was pretty insane!
4 weeks post op: it’s healing so pretty
And now: almost 4 months. It’s still very dark, but I know in time that will fade. This incision was s a good 2-3 inches shorter than my other side.
I just need an X-ray photo now where you can see both prosthetics at the same time. That will have to wait a while since I am officially cleared and only go back for my yearly check up next March!!
Anyhow, I’m getting ready to head on back to work in a couple weeks, the kids are just about finished with their winter sports, and we’re FINALLY seeing some nice weather here now!! I can’t wait to get outside and do a little work around the yard. We have some “blank slate” flower beds that need some loving, as well as lots of room to be able to have our own little garden, which the kids are super excited about!
I guess that’s all for now. Just a general life update, which is pretty boring. Just a lot of recovery time and laying low. The excitement begins now!
Until next time……