13. December 21

What a very busy week around the White household. We are in full swing getting ready for Christmas!

Sunday was a fun filled day at work. I did increase my shift to three hours and it was no problem at all. I am slowly getting back to my normal. I am ready for next week where I will be working 2 days in a row for 3 hours each day. I can’t wait the holidays are always so much fun at Wegmans.

There are so many things going on here that it is hard to remember what I wanted to write about.  We have been making cookies and enjoying every minute of it. There are lots of laughs along they way that just make it that much better. We are wrapping presents and running errands and I am the elf around the house. Whatever I can do to help I will. Most nights I can barely get up the stairs as my body is tired and doesn’t want to move but it doesn’t hurt. However I do it and then even do my pt exercises. Each night I make it to my bed with out any medicine is the highlight of my day. It has been just over two weeks since I have taken any medicine!!! That is super exciting.

Today was my last PT until after the new year. My PT and I decided that I should go at it for another 4 weeks and see what happens. The strength is slowly coming back, once again not fast enough for me. We did find out that I have a problem with external rotation I think. When laying on my stomach my right leg likes to fall away from my left leg. My PT thinks that it is just weak muscles. We are going to start working on that a little more. We are also going to try to get me walking up the stairs alternating feet all the time and not needing the railing. I will tell you that I have a good working relationship with my PT. We just clicked and it has been a godsend. In regards to the stairs, alternating feet is a new thing for me. It takes a lot of thinking on my part but I am ok with that. So I remind him of that today and he said that it was worth giving it a try still it might just take a little longer. I will give it a shot. We worked really hard today. Oh yeah before PT I moved a bed. Lets just say that I was pooped after PT but I went shopping and had a great time.

Tomorrow Saturday I get to see my sister, nephew and niece for the first time since before surgery. I went to MN and visited them in August and had so much fun with my bad hip. My sister and my niece have been an amazing support through this whole journey. I just can’t wait to see them. There will be a lot of laughs and good times.

As the days get closer to Christmas my heart gets a little happier. It is just a great feeling to be closer to my old self. The thing that I am going to remember about this week is that I am in very little pain compared to last year. This time last year I could barely move. I was wising that Christmas was over and that I could just rest. This year I can’t wait for Christmas to get here so I can enjoy every single moment with my family. Then I don’t want it to end. This hip replacement was totally worth it just to have moments like this. Where all I want to do is spend time with my family!!! This is going is going to be one of the best Christmases ever. I know that they can only get better from here on out.

As I finish this post I looked out the window and it is snowing for the first time where I live and that just puts a smile on my face. I am going to make a snow angel this year just because I can. I can’t wait to do so many things.

Well as many fun things are going to happen this week I will try to keep the blog up to date but it might not happen.

Once again if there is anything that anyone would like me to right about, just leave a comment and I will. I hope people are finding this helpful.

I hope every one has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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