I have to share something funny because no matter the pain and frustration, there always seems to be a “funny” connected with my hospital adventures. This past weekend, in what had to have been a world-class acrobatic feat, I dislocated… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Humpty Dumpty edition
Friends, it’s been a while but the older you get the faster time goes. So really…I’m counting it as about a week since my last posting. Hey! It’s my blog. I can say whatever the hell I want to say,… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body…Repeat.
I’ve often heard it said, “When man plans, God Laughs.” I’m inclined to agree whole-heartedly. After getting the all clear to return to work on a reduced schedule, my first week back went well. Very well. December 7th was great. … Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Honesty. Plan B.
So….the alternate place for therapy called. “After our therapist consulted with our facility manager, we think you would be better served by going to the other rehab facility.” Great. At least they were honest. I much prefer that than to… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Blueberry Muffins, Scavenger Hunts and Blisters
While being in the Rehab hospital, I had a full schedule from the minute I could stand. Once the swelling went down enough to walk, my mornings began with 7 am vitals checks and meds from the nurses. With breakfast… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Amputees and Cheese…All Will Be Explained
My 2 weeks as an inpatient in the rehab hospital was, in a word, “enlightening”. First. The place I was in was a top rehab facility in Columbus. They do wonderful things. It was exactly where I needed to be… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Let’s Do This.
Feels funny starting this now….Twenty-three days after surgery; less than one week after coming home and starting my real road to recovery. But I’ve been a tad busy with insurance issues, scheduling doctor’s follow-ups, physical therapy sessions and home nurse… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Cutting Through the BS.
One of the best things I like about the surgeon who will do my hip replacement is that he recognized my need for a specialized rehabilitation and that area was not his area of expertise. When I had my consult/meet… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: Face to Face with the Guy who has the Knife.
The great thing about a surgeon who is the Chair of Orthopedic Surgery in a teaching hospital and college the size of the university where I work is he is highly respected in his field, has performed a bazillion hip… Read More ›
New Hip, Old Body: The Beginning
I’m 62 and I’ve been a bi-lateral, below the knee amputee since I was in a car accident in 1971. But I have tried to not let that be an excuse or something that held me back. I carried my… Read More ›