My mom has a brand spanking new hip! It is time to rejoice. It has been a long time coming and this past Monday Dr. Peters at Salem Regional Medical Center gifted my mom with what will hopefully be a new lease on life.
Someone commented that they thought it looked like ET. Yep. Now I can not see anything else.
The good news is my mom is doing well after the hip replacement and we are all thrilled. She walked with a walker the afternoon of her surgery without pain. Of course she still had pain meds in her system but seeing the smile on her face was worth every mile traveled and every sleepless night.
The hospital staff have all been wonderful and very accommodating and helpful. The dietician kept telling her that she could have anything that she wanted to eat and that she could have it anytime. My mom is just not used to that kind of service and was amazed at how kind everyone who is helping her is. The dietician told her that it was like being on a cruise as long as she did not look out the window. That made me giggle.
I’ve been eating pretty well in the hospital cafeteria as well. It was a rainy, gloomy, cold Ohio day today and I had the obvious choice—grilled cheese, tomato soup and homemade chips with french onion dip. Oh yum.
Spending time in a hospital room can be wearing so today I brought some fronts for greeting cards that I had been working on and my mom helped with the coloring. She is such a perfectionist and was grumbling that hers were not perfect. I don’t care. I was just trying to give her something to do other than read and watch tv.
The best part of this week has been spending time with my mom. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We are hopeful that she will be released to the rehabilitation center today and that the physical therapy will go well so that she can be back in her own apartment soon. If anyone would like to send her a card just let me know and I will send you her address. I know she would love to get a boatload of cards to help with her recovery.