it's been a very long time since I've written in my diary, but here I am again. I am 2.5 months out of having a hip replacement and here to tell you it hurt like hell!!. Now the other hip is really acting up but I have to wait a year to replace it since there was some complications with this. I developed blood clots and so it's just a longer healing process, plus the so called good hip is now my bad one.
I was not fully prepared for the mind set i should have had going into this surgery. Everyone told me it was a piece of cake and it wasn't. There was intense pain for about 5 days and then you could deal with it. The meds made me so loopy I couldn't remember how to put one foot in front of another. It was not good at all for me. Plus I kept getting anxiety attacks that wouldn't go away. I felt so helpless.
I am so glad it is over with and know the next time what to look for and I think it will be better. Or so one trys to tell oneself when they have to confront the same thing over again.
It is not easy to recover from something so major. I do not like to sit so much or be so tired all i wanted to do was sleep.
no bending, no laying on that side for 8 weeks, no more than 90 degree angle and on and on. The summer flew by and I'm glad of it
I wound up gaining weight when I thought I'd loose it and the doc said it's normal to gain the weight because you are really do nothing during that time. So, that adds to a growing despondency and depression. All I wished I could do is take a pill and wake up 6 months later.
I'm just irritated today. I want to jump up and down and have a hissy fit i guess. I'm happy that the doc wants to do the hip replacement but also overwhelmed with the insurance worki have to do since mine is ending. I HATE not feeling up to it, i HATE that i am in pain so much, I HATE not feeling competant...
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