Hard to believe it, but I have been home 3 days. I’d say having hip joint replacement was easy, except some of the patients had a much more difficult time of it than me. Being younger than David, I did not have his difficulties. For one thing, I had lost weight before the surgery. For another, I was well informed and did the preoperative exercises.
The PT told me the sawbones would have used a hammer and saw during the procedure….why I ache without pain medicine. The biggest issue for me following surgery, was disposal of urine and fecal matter. No fun to be catheterized or stuffed with medicines for constipation. Pain meds + anesthesia made me delirious at first, then nauseated. Things are beginning to “get right.” however.”
Will get around to visit as I can. Won’t do much writing until my appointment with Doc M. 14 October, because I ca’t sit at computer for any length of time. Hope this post is coherent.