Re: What I've been up to
Originally Posted by Cookiecate
As many of you know I usually show myself on the forum a couple of times each day. However, I had some devastating news towards the end of March that my husband has Motor Neurone Disease I did open a thread to tell people, I always think of the OFF as a place to unwind and I will get some good replies and then I can rewind and get back to life again.
However, not content with this awful news, I fell and broke my hip. After six days in hospital, I am home with gadgets that allow me to move around the bungalow, look after myself and prepare some easy meals and drinks.
I know you will have noticed that I haven't been around but all is now tiggity boo again and although I have a problem getting into the room where the puter lives, (a bloomin step) I shall try to visit and let you know how I get on.
Anyone who has had hip replacements please leave comments and any tips for a good result in getting over this.
Cate darlin' - my sympathies. As an 'old hand' at hip replacements (I've had three) I know most of the pitfalls. It'll take at least 3 MONTHS
to get back to any semblance of normality and don't go try overdoing it merely because you feel better (you'll have good and bad days).
There's lots of equipment you can buy to make your life a little easier - check out www.helpinghand.co.uk
for some of that - things like a gripper to pick things up off the floor, (this also helps me to dress) a long-handled shoe horn, a Soxon, to enable you to put socks on etc, etc.
If your hospital is 'on the ball' they will have arranged visits to you at home of Physio-terrorists and you'll have been given a whole long list of exercises to do to strengthen your thigh muscles again. I know they'll be painful, but I promise, the more of these you can do now, the better and quicker you'll be fully mended again.
If there is something specific you want information on or need just to chat - then please do - pm me if you want to discuss off the forum.