Tuesday, December 17, 2013


My outlook has improved so much because now I know what is wrong with me and their is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I hope that after the surgeries I will get my life back and be free of pain.  I had gotten so depressed when I thought that I was never going to get any relief.  

They made the decision yesterday to double fill my position here at the hospital.  They will be hiring my replacement and I'll have a few weeks to work with the selection before I have the first surgery.  I'm good with the decision because it will take a lot of stress off me and I can concentrate on rehabbing my hip after surgery.  The position will remain double filled until I'm ready to retire which may be in 18 months or if I feel like a new person I may choose to work longer.  Who knows.

Next thing on my list is to see the dentist in the morning.  I have a painful lump on my jaw and I want to see if it a tooth or what.  Ron ended up having to cancel his last surgery because of an infected tooth.  I don't want that happening to me.

If anyone out there has had a hip replacement please let me know how it went.  I am familiar with knee replacements but not hips.  I'm nervous and don't know what to expect.


Olga said...

I will be thinking of you and praying for a good outcome.

Muffy's Marks said...

I have heard that hip replacements are much easier and less painful than knee replacements, with a shorter recovery time. I hope that's the case. Good luck with it all.

Deb said...

Well, I've had neither, but have friends who've had both hip replacements and feel brand new. My friend Bill, who is 76 has had two hip replacements, two knee replacements and ankle replacements and he's out rollerblading with his grandsons in the summer. :)

Hopefully that will be your experience too. So, best learn to rollerblade! You have some "living-up-to-Bill" to do. LOL

Hugs from chilly Canader...