I’m feeling a lot better since I last wrote in Hips don’t lie.
I’ve been out and about (just out, not out, out) a couple of times (one small step and all that…) and I am faithfully doing my exercises.
Mr K is coping with the TED (Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent) socks. Have a look – he’s very gentle. And yes, that’s my Mutley-laugh you can hear in the background – as well as a snort. I blame the painkillers.
The pain has been a little hard to get on top of, especially as sleeping continues to prove challenging, but all-in-all it’s been going pretty well.
I think the thing that surprised me was that this operation isn’t quite the piece of cake I thought it would be. The NHS staff say it like it is (the cheery registrar told me I’d be ‘getting around’ for six weeks, much better in 12 weeks and back to normal in a year), but I also had lots of people saying things to me like, “Oh, my friend had a hip replacement – best thing they ever did”, followed by tales of how quickly said friends were back at work, making it sound (to me) as if it’s a walk in the park. I am sure I will be saying this in time too, but let me tell you – it ain’t no walk in the park just because it’s a routine op these days!
Maybe I’m just a wimp…
Thank you to those of you who have messaged me with good wishes for a speedy recovery – I’ll keep you updated.