Yay!! Gregg is home from the hospital and all went well!! The surgeon said it was one of the messiest hips he has ever worked on ~ the surgery took about 2.5 hours. He was in the hospital for only 2 nights ~ the nurses were calling him the rock star of the floor. He is exceeding all expectations on healing and movement ~ today he got up unassisted and tackled the stairs and did great… all by himself… and it hasn’t even been a week since the procedure!
It’s pretty amazing how different he looks ~ no more limp, and his knee and foot face the right direction. They were locked in a 40 degree angle before the surgery, and he was unable to run, ride bike, or even sit for too long before. I’m so excited for long walks, and bike rides and trips to the coast!!
I’ve had a cold through this whole process, and I’m still coughing. My bodies immune system is low and I can feel it, I’m so tired. Of course, I’ve also been getting up with Gregg to help him in the middle of the night, as well as getting up with RitaDog as she has to pee in the middle of the night at least once and she gets up early for her breakfast and walk. Luckily, I’m happy to help and thrilled that he actually went through with the surgery… and it’s only a matter of time before things are back to normal… actually better than normal with that new hip 🙂
I’m a little bummed to have missed the PMQG meeting last week ~ just bad timing with the surgery and all. That’s okay though… I’m in the middle of a big project and I want to finish before I start something new ~ and every time I go to a meeting, I am so inspired and want to try so many new things. I’ve actually dedicated a tablet to write my ideas in… and it’s looking like I have sewing projects for the next year already!!