Monday, April 29, 2013

Getting Ready For The Big Day........

I wish I could say that my big day is a wedding, or the arrival of a new baby, or the opening of a new Etsy shop.

But I can't. It's just not as fun as that!

It is a Big Day though because it has been anticipated, postponed and anticipated again for over 4 months. And oh, the  pain and suffering in the meantime! : -)

On May 1st I am going to have my second total hip replacement surgery.  My first was February of 2011. And because of that I know what I am in for. In some ways that is good, in others, not so much.

On the good side, I know the tools I need to get through and I am ready.......

 
That's my "surgery" chair, from my husbands bachelor days, and my son-in-law is waiting anxiously for me to be done with it so he can have it! I need the walker and cane to get around, I need my Slanket and remote while I "rest" all day in front of  the TV, and I need the crackers to snack on because healing is hungry work. Last, but definitely not least, I need the bible for strength and encouragement!
 
Oh yeah, and I need this....UGH!!!! Unfortunately our bathroom is too small for a fit over kinda potty seat...UGH again!
 
 
On the not so good side, (meaning the fact that I know this) I know the tools the doctors are going to use to get their job done.....


Yes, this is a little bit of an exaggeration of what the doctors will actually use, but in my mind, that is exactly how they look! I know that the surgeon uses a scalpel (represented by the huge, blue Tomodachi knife), a saw (theirs is probably a little more petite than this), a hammer (probably looks just like this), some screws (they definitely look just like this...I saw them in the x-ray of my first hip surgery) and of course a clamp (I just keep hearing "clamp please"). I threw the ruler in because last time the surgeon said he noticed I was a little uneven in length and so he fixed it for me. Something about how far they bang the metal rod down into my leg with a chisel and mallet. Sorry, I didn't have either one of those to add to the picture!

So I won't be writing blog posts for a little bit. I will miss linking up with all the blog hop parties I have recently been joining in on, and I will miss all the comments and email replies.

My Etsy shop will be "on vacation" until I can get up and around and fill orders again.

I will definitely miss the garage sales and thrift shops and barn sales that are just now starting in my area. I try not to think about all the treasures I CAN'T grab!

So, I decided to spoil myself with a few small gifts for having to go through the surgery and the year after that it takes for a full recovery. I will be lounging in this brand new chair all Spring and Summer.....

 
while admiring how the sunshine makes my new ring sparkle on my hand.....
 
 
 
Till I blog again.....
 
AnnMarie :)



 

21 comments :

  1. I wish you the best recovery ever! I think your preparation and sense of humor will get you through it all. Take care of yourself and enjoy the peace that comes with healing!

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  2. We will be thinking about you!! All the very best to you.

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  3. Ah what a great post. You will do very well. You got attitude !! LOL you know what is coming and you are ready. I think you should take one of those tools into the hospital with you!
    Will be remembering you in my prayers and looking for you to return. I know it is a long recovery period, but you are up to it for sure.
    xxoo Anne

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  4. Physio too. The tools were a good bit of humour of the black kind. Broke up the tension a bit. Glad you have the 'get around' stuff at home ready to use again. Take good care of yourself and maybe you will feel like reading a few blogs after you get your strength/energy somewhat recovered.

    Joy

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  5. I hope everything goes well! I'll keep you in my prayers! Sweet hugs!

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  6. Oh AnnMarie, I'm sorry you have to go through this.
    Yes, it's good to be prepared. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and that you recover rapidly. Keeping you in my thoughts.
    hugs, Duni

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  7. Oh, AnnMarie, I had no idea! I will be praying for your speedy recovery! Will miss you while you're "gone" on vacation :) Maybe I'll see you on FB?

    Hugs and MANY PRAYERS!....Bonnie

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  8. Oh I am so praying for you! A speedy recovery and no pain. Remember, God is with you!!! We love and will miss you in your absence but we eagerly await your healthy return. God bless!!!!

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  9. Praying that this recovery is the smoothest ever! I love how prepared you are. Those crackers are definitely a necessity. lol
    Take care. We'll keep our eyes out for your return.

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  10. Will be praying for you, AM, as you make your way through this event

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  11. praying for a quick recovery and fast healing!!!

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  12. Anne Marie I'm praying you have a speedy recovery! I pray the Lord's healing touch on you.

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  13. Oh, I'm so glad you have a great sense of humor over this! (the tools!!) Praying for a wonderful recovery and perfect healing!

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  14. Hope and pray you are recovering and all is well.
    Anne

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  15. Wishing you all the best as you enjoy your "chairs"!! Speedy recovery :)

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  16. May you soon have painfree days.

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  17. Bless your heart ... hope you are on the mend!

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  18. AnnMarie:

    By this time your surgery is all over (it's June 15) - I've read ahead you see! God bless you with continued and complete healing. I'm sorry that circumstances have kept me from keeping up - but I do check in from time to time.

    Luella

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