, @Rhonda K
, @Ianstan, @Shadowstar1951!
, and all of you who have checked in on me, wondered if I had fallen off the earth, and curious about my unnamed virus causing my fever, well, I'm BACK!!!!!
THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY, shared with @Woodstockhip
who, I'm sure, thought she'd be celebrating alone today, but I'm happy to report that I'm present and accounted for, hip is great, no fever, no aches nor pains, appetite is better, still a bit low in the energy department, but I'm working fairly consistent hours at the office and resting a bit more each evening, going to bed a bit earlier.
After all those dang tests at the hospital, we still don't have a definitive answer to the virus variety but, suffice it to say, I'm happy with "it who must not be named" is no longer plaguing me. After phone calls from NP confirming "negatives" on most tests, I suggested she just skip calling me unless there was something I needed to address. I see the GP on 1/3/2023, so I'm sure I'll see a powerpoint presentation of what they found, rather DIDN'T find, but, hey, I'll take it! So, last comment on this, I'm hoping no one else has an occurrence but I will say that almost everyone I talk to, friends, family, clients, they've all had some form of flu, virus, respiratory issues, or Covid. So, I'm back to masking up when I'm not at home or office. It's just not worth getting sick again. I also finally was cleared to get my flu shot this morning, so I'm finished with doctors and such for 2022 unless.....well...I'm done.
I will share with you, though, at three months, that I feel about the same with # 2 hip as I did with # 1 hip. My activity level is still lacking, although I am trying to increase my walking distances, I stretch more, but still take a little longer climbing stairs than I'd like so that's my latest goal. We have 10 steps into our house from the garage so I'm trying to get in 10 sets of "ups and downs" each day, not counting the usual ones to take out trash, etc. It just feels like that stupid fever ordeal set me back in my exercising, and I'm sure it did, so I've got to be patient and work back into it.
My hopes for all of us, whether we're healing "on the other side" or are trying to get ready to have THR or TKR, whatever, is that we don't give up! The promise of active and happy days ahead for 2023 doesn't have to be a dream. It should be your GOAL! I don't work in our yard much but I do love to travel. We all have things we want to do, our "bucket list", and I hope we all make a few checkmarks on that list this year and perhaps add a few things to it. Wishing you all the heathiest, happiest 2023, with lots of celebrating!