A year ago today, I received a new hip. Routine surgery I’m told, but life changing for me. Months of excruiating pain replaced, initially, by the feeling of having been hit by a bus. Luckily that lasted only a couple of weeks.
My first major surgery; also the first time I fainted on standing; and the first time I took more than one pill in a day. The weeks of exercises to learn to walk unaided. The challenges with sitting and even using the bathroom. Most especially the loss of independence, relying on a wonderful family to indulge my need to get out of the house. Continue reading “One Year Ago”