With beautiful hot Ontario summers days and nice cool nights, Mike is recovering extremely well from his hip replacement…It’s hard to believe it was 2 weeks ago today as he is now walking with only a cane (on longer outings – nothing needed on shorter walks) and the swelling and bruising are almost gone!
We are enjoying our property and eating well with vegetables provided to us off our own land…oh and of course Seth the cat is taking good care of Mike.
Yikes – I found my limits yesterday! Pushed too hard because I was feeling good and simply showing off my new hip too much. The recovering muscles shut me down after sunset and put me out of commission – thank goodness we still had a night left on the really good pain killers!
Today (OR+4), much much better. We started off with a consult from pharmacist Sarah, a visit from physiotherapist Vivian … and a sweet setup motorized recovery bed with adjustable tables from Bruno at Vital Mobility.
Kitty Kat (Seth) escorts me on walks now and keeps me in check.
Today’s learning – the best drugs are friends support! (and “take it easy” which I still don’t quite get).
The Bionic Man is recovering really quickly and feels like a new man! He is still waiting to be hit with massive amount of pain and discomfort but so far nothing…yes he is on pain medication but has not hit the pain pump yet.
We are both amazed at how easy the entire process…Mike actually walked into the operating room and laid down on the special operating table and was wheeled out one hour later already starting to wake up! He does not remember anything after the iv being put in and the Dr asking him to roll on his side and pull up his knees for a spinal injection. He does not remember the spinal injection….and this is the part I though would be horrible (especially as a person who does not like needles)!!! Now how amazing is that!
He just woke up and feels like a new car! haha I hope he has the new car smell too!!
Today is Physio day where he learns to walk with a walker and a cane and go up and down stairs….all a requirement for going home tomorrow.
having artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones.
having ordinary human powers increased by the aid of bionic devices (real or fictional).
“working out in gymnasiums to become bionic men”
of or relating to bionics.
So tomorrow Mike becomes part bionic….having ordinary human powers increased by the aid of bionic devices….by having his left hip replaced.
But today it’s all about doing a few last minute chores around the house, visiting the gym for Mike’s last workout in a few months and chilling out…the last one is going to be harder for me than for Mike I think.
We have been preparing for this day for a while, going to the gym 3 times a week to work on flexibility and strength especially in the hip area, leaning out our food and going through a remarkable program at the hospital where we met the surgical team, physio staff and took classes on how to prepare our house for Mikes return home in 3 days. Oh and purchasing and borrowing al the gear we need….
A few final laps around the track….Now we are ready!