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Graduating slowly

Jul 11, 2019 10:43 AM

Saw my Ortho surgeon for my hip yesterday and he's ordered more therapy. But now we get to slowly transition to a few steps here and there with my walking cane (it's attached to my walker with a clamp so I can have both available). Therapy is going good and getting tougher...no pain, no gain😲
I'm planning to be on my cane fully in 2 weeks, at least I hope so. Doc won't let me drive until I no longer need the walker. I'm so ready because I'm getting stir crazy being stuck at home. Besides that, our house is nearly 50 yo, and back then a 23" wide opening was normal. The only way I could get my walker through the doorway was to remove the door. And I'd really like to have the door back on my bathroom! πŸ˜† Hugs love & prayers everyone has a good weekend! πŸ™‚β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jul 11, 2019 2:36 PM

That's great you might be able to get rid of the Walker and use a cane. I hope the therapy helps a lot!

Jul 11, 2019 6:32 PM

So proud of you great job!

Jul 12, 2019 8:43 AM

Thanks! I think I did too much yesterday because I woke up at 5 am with sciatica all the way down my left leg. When I got up at 6:30am my leg felt sort of semi-numb. My hubby said, "No cane walking until I get home from work!". I love that man!πŸ’ž.

Jul 12, 2019 9:04 PM

He sounds like a wonderful supportive husband. I too am very proud of you. You’ve come a long way and should be proud of how much you have accomplished. Your right older houses don’t usually have wide door frames. I too have to enter sideways. Lol. My hubby God love him was discharged from the hospital today. He had a colon resection done because of a cancerous polyp they found during a routine colonoscopy. By Tuesday we will know the outcome of his pathology report. Hopefully he is cancer free if not they will do a generalized chemotherapy treatment on him. Please pray for a good outcome. You have accomplished much FlappysLady. Way to go girl!!

Jul 15, 2019 12:07 PM

Thanks for the positivity Painwarrior! I'm glad your hubby is home now, and I'll be praying for good results on the path report! Being at home will help him feel somewhat better. My uncle is undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer and they had to do some type of procedure to protect his colon. He was too old for the surgery like my hubby had for his prostate cancer. BTW, his 6 mo follow up labs were great the doc said! PTLπŸ™. I'll be keeping you & your hubby in my prayers, with hugs & love! πŸ™‚β€πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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