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[HIP INFECTION] Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Izabel, Sep 17, 2018.

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    @Izabel Wonderful news, so happy, take things very slowly----please, hugs and lovexxx
     
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    Oh, thank you one and all for your continued support, which is very much appreciated. As much as one can have total commitment from a loved one, they really don't/can't understand what we go through. Bless you all. :loveshwr:

    :wave: @Harryn1, how very sweet of you to stop by with your kind words. You have not spoken on your thread since December so I hope you are continuing to do well. :fingersx: You have such an uplifting attitude. I love cats too and have two abandonados, both aged about 10, the girl of whom likes to twiddle/ 'massage' my left thigh but fortunately it is more lateral than anterior! :kittykiss:

    Have a lovely, peaceful day everyone.

    Izabel xx
     
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    :yay: Woo-hoo, a milestone. This morning I stood up on both feet and pulled my leggings on with both hands. Normally I have to hold onto something with one hand, I put most of my weight on my right leg because of the 50% restriction. Have not been able to do that since 3 October 2017 when I slipped on cobblestone and my knee subluxed. Okay, Hubby had to assist getting my left foot in. Tiny improvement ... but I'm on my way ... :egypdance:
     
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    Wonderful news!! Yay!!
     
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    :chuckmarch: Great update and look at you getting better!
    Just don't get too cocky...no falling:bignono:
    Against Bonesmart rules, remember?

    Hope today is a Good Day:kitty:
     
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    Such wonderful updates! Hooray for no more antibiotics and no more weeping wound :yahoo: You mentioning the leggings is a good reminder of the things we take for granted. I remember the days when putting on pants was an anxiety inducing full cardio workout. You are doing amazing!
     
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    Glad to see your report! Each independent action feels so good. Took it all for granted before my fall. Hope you have continued success and many milestones! :egypdance:
     
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    @Izabel wonderful girl, please go carefullyxxxxhugs
     
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    Saturday ... today's milestone ... I can do leg raises to about a foot high. :egypdance:
     
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    You are doing so well, very happy for you! :wowspring:
     
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    :flwrysmile: Happy Sunday, sitting with my feet on the MAXX Energiser (pumps the blood) for 25 minutes then 20 minutes pedalling (upping from 15) then some hobbling up and down the hall after brunch (French toast with maple syrup).

    Surprise ... at 10.45am (same time as UK) phone call from Dr Pinto checking to see if I got Lab Report and how I was feeling (pain? fatness in thigh? how I felt within myself?). Was pleased with my answers, told me not to overdo things and he'd see me in a month ... unless I needed to see him! Now that's the service I like to pay for (except no charge for phone conversations). My surgery, private room, specially made prosthesis, etc, was just over 13,000 Euros.
    Hope everyone else has a day as good as mine. :loveshwr:
     
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    :loveshwr: Really good to hear good news.
    Don't get too over zealous...I know you are oh so ready to get back to healthy and happy...but don't want you to hit the ODIC:unsure:
    Soon you will truly be walking on sunshine!

    :walking:
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    Monday and another small step ... and I do mean 'small step'! :heehee:

    I was not made to do steps in the hospital, mainly because I live in a one-story cottage and have one step (a long curved one) between the foyer and the living room. It is the step I tripped up and fell on a ceramic tiled floor loosening my stem and causing various fractures. I have avoided this step like the plaque and only go in the living room via wheelchair. Yesterday I practised stepping up and down on a couple of large books (a telephone directory and a DIY book tied together) holding the walker. This afternoon I walked up the hall and went up and down the step with the walker and Hubby behind holding my waist. I was nervous but I did it. It's silly because it is a shallow step ... picture of one of my cats as a kitten peering over it. :kittykiss:

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    When the ambulance came to get me, one of the paramedics tripped up it. :shocked:

    With practise maybe I will conquer my fear of falling.
    :praying:
     
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    It's not the fall that's the problem, it's the crash landing! It's great that you're tackling your fear one step at a time. What an adorable kitten :)
     
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    Such a cute kitten! I suspect we all fear falling. I will never take walking for granted again. Congratulations on your big step! ❤️
     
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    :wave: ya'll. Just checking in. No new milestones to report, just working on sit to stand to sit and balance. Don't think I'll make great headway till I lose my restrictions, about another 10 days. Can't wait to put weight on the leg and practise heel to toe properly.

    Have a newish issue. I have a dental appointment on Monday using one of the Dental Clinics belonging to the hospital (they are on line with the hospital so can access records. Last year my teeth started crumbling/cracking and now have become discoloured. This could be from the Anastrozole/Arimidex I was on for 4 years or any of the nasty antibiotics or Fosamax I was on. Who knows. But obviously Doc doesn't want me getting any infections that may travel into the bloodstream.

    Anyway, I'll come back with the outcome on Monday.

    Have a peaceful weekend everyone. :loveshwr: xx
     
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    Good Luck with the dental appointment, Izabel.
    I want to thank you for your steadfast devotion, encouraging words and support to those going through infection, or looking at the possibility. It's very sweet and generous of you and much appreciated I am sure.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    @Izabel
     
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    Hope you have a good weekend :roseshwr:
     
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    I was thinking of you and all the time you have had to deal with the weight baring restrictions when I posted about the walker pains...
    Of course you've had no choices and good on you for being so diligent regarding the restrictions.
    Not much longer, my friend.
     
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