Things are moving right along. It seems like it has been forever since I have last wrote on this. But has only been a week. What a great and busy week it has been. I have been having accident pron week. Nothing happened with my hip thank God.
Tuesday was my first dentist appointment since before surgery. I was nervous and excited at the same time. I have to take antibiotics one hour before any dental work. The person that was cleaning my teeth was very nice. She asked me the famous question. “Aren’t you too young for a hip replacement?” Yup but I don’t care it has changed my life. Everything went great. No cavities and no problems. Great news after a year full of different news. Love my clean teeth. Today is one week until my birthday.
Wednesday I was headed for the gym. Weigh in time first, 209 pounds. I am getting there, slowly. I think throwing surgery and a holiday in the middle of it didn’t help much. The work out was great. It is the greatest feeling to be doing them pain-free. I can’t explain how much pain I was in working out before surgery. Now it barely ever hurts. That is the greatest feeling ever. I went for a swim again and having a great time doing it. The day ended good. No pain.
Thursday was a slow day around here. I did get on the Wii fit. This time my age was 24. Four years younger. It was nice to have a slow day.
Friday was great. Still no sub call but going with the flow. My PT came and we worked hard. I went up the whole flight of stairs alternating my feet using the cane. That is harder than using the railing. Doing it slowly but surely. It is starting to become more natural. After PT I was headed for BJ’s. It was pouring rain and I am very careful not to step in puddles because of the Bioness. Well I was missing the puddle I opened the car door right into my head. OUCH!!! The accident pron week keeps coming. I was very tired today so I took a good nap and felt great. My hip has not given me any problems this week. There are times where I just forget. It is a great feeling. I love being me again and even better.
Saturday was a busy but very fun day. First I did something I have always wanted to do. It was non stop laughs. See the pictures below. This is how like to spend my birthday week.
Today my PT and I were getting interviewed by a local news channel to tell my story about my Bioness. The camera man was here for a whole hour. I feel like I did a good job, so did Joe my PT. I did my best to answer the questions. Can’t wait to see it on the news tomorrow. My hip was a little sore after all of that, but no big deal.
Sunday rolled around. My leg was tired but I just go with it. I was headed to Wegmans. Only a three-hour shift today. I had a birthday party planned. We had a great time with family and friends. Once again I loved every minute of it. Can’t believe that I am going to be 29 in 2 short day. Oh yeah my interview was on TV tonight. I did see it till the nest morning but here is the link. Please read and pass it on. I got a call tonight from a school district that I sub for. I was working a full day tomorrow as a teachers’ aide. Headed to bed yearly so I was going to get to see my story. But it aired on the 11 o’clock news on channel 10 here. Check out the link below and share if you can.
Monday morning. This is the first thing that I saw this morning!
Do I love my parents. Da HELL YEAH!! I guess I did a good job on the news. Watched the story and was very impressed. I am so happy that I was able to do it. What a morale booster.
Headed to my first sub job since before surgery. I had a minor panic attack on the drive over. I thought holy cow I haven’t really taught since last June. What the heck. I knew I wasn’t really going to be teaching today. I was still scare. I was a teacher’s aide today working one on one with a student. Don’t get me wrong it is great but I am a teacher. I was doing a lot of walking and standing. Yeah as an aide I can sit a little more than I normally would. It was a great day overall. The students that I was working with was great. I got a call from the office asking if I would like to come back tomorrow. Sure. I was tired by the end of the day. I was leaving and the secretary in the office asked if I had lost weight. I said yeas and she said I was looking great. Some thoughts on today. It was a little weird to be working where no one knows that I had a hip replacement. I felt like people were wondering why I was wearing sneakers and walking really slow. Hey I don’t care. At the same time it is nice to have people see me as me for now. It was a great day. I can’t wait to teach now. It will be great. I just need to learn to not over do it.
Headed back home and time for PT. Yeah get to see my buddy again. We had a good talk about the news coverage. Did some stretching and said I was a little stiff. I told him that I worked all day. He said that would do it. Asked how my pain was said it was muscle and only hurt once when he moved it. We did so more things and he said that my muscles were tired. Yeah I think they earned it today. I tired and so is my leg. As I sit here and type this my leg is getting sorer. But nothing that I can’t deal with. We will see how the morning treats me.
Today is exactly 4 months since I had my hip replaced. It has been an amazing journey that I wouldn’t change for anything. I know that it is just going to keep getting amazing. 4 months ago I could barely walk. But today I tried to keep up with 5th graders. Getting there. I am proud of myself more than words can say. I just need to learn not to over do it.
Tomorrow is my 29 Birthday and I can’t wait to see what the day and year to come will bring. Brings a tear to my eye that this will be the first pain-free birthday that I have had in years.
Thanks everyone for reading. Will do a birthday post tomorrow!!!