Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Anniversary

Today is the first anniversary of my hip replacement. I cannot begin to tell you how very grateful I am.

To think....that I once gave the notion of continuing to suffer in endless pain rather than surgery. Upon reflection I see just how ludicrous that thought is.

Fearfulness is something that needs to be put to rest by each an every one of us in our own way. I chose something that was something like an out of body experience.

It wasn't until I had recently visited the hospital on my third trip that I realized that is where the surgery took place. I couldn't tell you anything about the experience. Which is probably a good thing. If you are a surgical nurse I'm sure you hear this often.

All I can say is that if this hip replacement is in your future go ahead. I've never felt better about a decision in my life. Don't wait, as I did, making one excuse after another, the result can be hazardous to your health.

It's raining, it's raining....fall is here. Play nice. RD


Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I have heard this from so many of my friends that have been there and done that.

So happy you went ahead. But being cautious about major surgery is really good. The opposite of Michael Jackson with his plastics a day.

Bee's Blog said...

Oh and how we had to talk you into it!! Is it a year already? Unbelievable. I am so glad that it all worked out (as we knew it would) and that a year later you are able to do the things that you couldn't do before.

thebutler said...

Sorry I'm late with happy thoughts; been under the weather myself lately.
One, does time fly or what? As JBB said, most people do seem rather pleased with their hip surgeries and I am SO glad this experience turned out as we all hoped it would! Love 'n Hugs, Dianne

Catfish Tales said...

Thanks for the inspiring words, RD. In my youth I was wild as the wind and now I'm as cautious as flitting bee not wanting to alight on just any pedal - LOL. But, seriously, I too fear anything such as what you've gone through and always think the worse, which is ridiculous. But it keeps me from wanting to do things such as you have done. You braved your fears and now you're reaping the benefits. Cheers to you!