I suppose everyone who has major surgery feels that they will never be right again. I certainly did, you do have to get much worse before getting better.
Each week I’ve noticed a distinct improvement. Walking without that horrible hip pain has been an utter bonus.
Recently, I went for a check-up. The surgeon was pleased with my progress and told me that I could now discard all hip precautions.
Struth! Just like that!
Iris seeds, courtesy of Chloris.
I must say, suddenly abandoning all precautions was a little intimidating! Out went the crutches, the cushion to raise chairs and car seats, along with the graspers.
I decided to keep the shoehorn, a useful little gadget that, especially as my leg is still a little swollen and stiff.
Hellebore shooting star, about to burst forth.
Initially, I couldn’t shake a feeling of naughtiness, of breaking important rules! I could walk as far as I wanted, bend, kneel, sleep on my side and even drive!
I haven’t knelt yet, as I’m building up to that one, and driving is out for now as my car has given up the ghost, but good to know such things are possible.
There are still a few minor rules that need incorporating into life, but, heyho, I have my freedom again. Talk about feeling liberated!
Who knew how utterly fantastic normality could be? I never EVER thought I’d get a thrill from brushing the floor again, or doing other boring household chores.
Independence is a truly marvelous thing. How I feel for those who suffer limitations and have to plan out every tiny task.
The feel of a pair of secateurs sitting in my hand was heavenly! I strolled around the courtyard cutting back the odd plant and then did a little brushing.
It was like winning the lottery, I kid you not. I never thought such menial tasks could make me SO happy!
How I’ve missed strolling around the garden with my secateurs and trug in tow. I’m still taking it easy though, just the odd job here and there.
Cutting this climbing rose back was marvelous, it was becoming impossible to walk beneath the arch!
I also managed to get in and out of the bucket chiminea chair!
I’m enjoying being out and about, normally I loathe shopping but found myself enjoying pottering up and down the aisles for once. I came across this lovely lamp and snapped it up. It’s so Gothic and fiery looking, very Game of Thrones!
Here’s to appreciating the little things eh?