Greg ended up having his hip replacement last Monday morning - first off the rank. He had a bit of a rough afternoon and Tuesday morning - he won't ever be an opiate addict - not a good reaction to the morphine at all!! He was up moving around on Tuesday afternoon and eating and keeping food down on Wednesday and sent home on Thursday. Good for Greg, but not for me - I didn't get to spend a morning in Masters, nor have a look at the fabric/craft stores. Oh well, we do have to go back over twice in the next month for his check ups!! He is mobile now but not overdoing it - spends a bit of time outside with his crutches, does his exercises everyday - I do have to lift his legs into bed, and into the car. Also have to stretch (yank, pull, swear) those elastic stockings over his swollen legs - persevering as another trip back to hospital would send him around the bed!!
Although I couldn't dew in the hospital room (old hospital, dingy rooms - really bad light - I crocheted instead!) I did manage to get all of the applique done on the June blocks for the 2015 SAL - Nature's Journey that I am participating in. Very happy about being ahead with that.
I spent one day setting up the centre block for the SAL before we went to Wagga - so I have now started doing the applique on that. I have been flat out since we got home - Karah is back with us so the usual school, training and dance things are on in the sfternoons as well as chasing after Greg (how do patients who live on their own get on after hip surgery - so restricted in what they can do) - Greg is really good though and does whatever he can for himself and calls me to help when he really cannot do something.
he has been getting outside on his crutches and doing bits and pieces - checking the animals, having long talks with the dogs and horse, planting vegie seedlings and weeding (all in raised beds) - which has been great for me because I have been getting outside more than usual which I am loving!! he even stands at the sink and does a bit of washing up !!
And my friends, that is the sum total of my life over the last 10 days!!! I am enjoying not being able to go anywhere (getting him in and out of the car is limited to town visits for him - doctor, ultrasound, physio etc) so I am also a lot more relaxed myself and the bonus is I am doing a bit more sorting around the house!!
Until next post this is Carer Kerrie signing off!!