It’s been a long HARD road…. May 22, 2009
It’s been SO long since I have posted anything that a LOT has changed in my life. I am going to try to do a quick update and then start to post on a regular basis again. I always do so much better with things when I am accountable for my actions and I love all of the support I have gotten from other women going through the same things. So here it goes…
A few months back I posted that I was going to have hip replacement surgery and on May 8th I got that new hip! I am feeling really good. Better then I have felt in years! I am only 28 so that is young for the surgery but I am really glad that I did it. I have been sleeping through the night, something that I haven’t done in about 6 years! The only pain I have is from the surgery and even that is minuscule, but let me tell you the itching is terrible! My incision itches so bad at times is is hard for me not to just rip into it I just went to the Dr today and he told me that I have to use my walker for another 4 weeks even though I am feeling great. I was a little bummed about that but he said that it would be better for me in the long run. That the longer I stay off it at first the better it will heal and the longer it will last. ( I may need new hardware down the line sometime because I am so young and they aren’t sure how long the hip will last.) So I have to just force myself to stay off it. I am also living at my Mom’s and it is nice but kind of strange. I live in a 3rd floor apartment so it is going to be a couple of weeks until I can go home. My family has been so good to me in my recovery, my sister took a week of of work to stay home with me and because I cant really do anything for myself if it involves carrying anything they have had to do just about everything for me. I thought that they would get annoyed because I have to ask them for things a lot but really they get more annoyed when I don’t ask them and try to do things myself they really are great.
So on the diet and exercise side of things I kind of went of track when I found out I was getting this hip. I got really scared because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen after the surgery and instead of staying on plan I did a lot of emotional eating. So I have gained back some of my weight. Its been hard to stay OP at my Moms house but she is a big supporter of my sister and I so even though I am not counting points while I am here she has helped me to eat well and watch my portions. It helps that she has to prepare my meals I am VERY committed to being on plan when I am home and I know that I can get back into the same mind set as when I started 9 months ago!! Exercising is going to be a little harder. Right now I can only put 50% of my body weight on the hip so that makes my options pretty limited. I have been doing some leg exercise that they showed me in physical therapy and I have been using some hand weights that my Mom has at her house. I am hoping to get back to the gym soon and at least do some of the upper body weights. So that’s it for now, quite a lengthy post but I am glad to be back! I hope that everyone is doing well!