I Am Woman Hear Me Roar...

and maybe whimper a time or two! I am home. Happiness and joy! I do hurt...a lot! BUT, the bone on bone, excruciating pain on my left side is gone :o) Praise the Lord!!!! I only have it on my right side now, but in a few months that will be gone too!!! Sorry, I am going to use lots if these today....!!!!!!!!!!!......I can't help myself!!

Have I told you yet how much I missed all of you? NO? I am sorry, please forgive me. I missed all of you so much!!!!! I haven't got to visit anybody since I've been home, but I promise I will soon!

Friends, I still have a rough road ahead of me. My therapy is going well, but very slow because of every other joint hurting so bad. I am supposed to only put 1/3 weight on my new hip and carry myself with the good joints the doctor said. I laughed in his face....not really. I am having trouble getting off the bed and toilet by myself, but I know within a few more days of working hard I'll accomplish that task!

I also lost a lot of blood and my hemoglobin is only at a 7 and I guess for a woman it should be about a 14. I don't know, I'm just going by what they said. So I guess I better start pumping some more iron. I do have good news though...I've been ordered by the doctor to eat lots of protein! Yay, my favorite!! Hey, when I order a side of cow medium well do not judge me.

Ahhhh, it does feel good to be home though. My pillows missed me! Okay, okay, my family missed me a little too.

I have to tell ya though I did have to get stuck many times to find a vein for the IV and my nerve block didn't work so I woke up in severe pain and my IV's closed up so I couldn't get all the blood transfusions I needed and some of the nurses were a little grouchy, but the hospital food was so YUMMY I almost didn't want to come home yesterday!

Seriously, it was that good. I had a huge menu and I could order room service whenever I felt like it!! How fun was that? I'm already looking forward to next time..heehee!! It was like I was on a vacation. Also I had like 30 new releases I could choose from day or night so I watched a lot of movies. Well, at least they were on. I was kinda like a zombie most days and not able to fully concentrate, but I do know that Akeelah won the spelling bee!

I smell, I look horrible and my pajamas don't match in the slightest, but one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world is coming tonight for a visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She won't care. Knowing Teresa she will offer to give me my sponge bath. And who knows? I may even take her up on it. Yes, I have lost ALL modesty!

I'll be around to y'all and catch up this week! Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement! Love you all!


Kailani said...

I'm so glad that things went well! Don't worry about catching up with blogging. You should be celebrating right now!

An Island Life

Sandy said...

I was thinking about you today and wondering how your were doing. I bet you are soooooooooooooooooo glad to be home. As Dorthy said, "There is no place like home!"

May God give you strength as you push on to recover.......and may He continue to give you that great sense of humor!

amy said...

IM so glad you are home and I prayed for you!

Michelle said...

oh I'm so glad to see this update from you and see that you are home! Praying that your recovery continues to go well and that you'll feel the difference in your new hip soon!

Goofy Girl said...

I'm glad to hear you're home back safety! :) Enjoy your time relaxing!!

Kimmy said...

You've been on my mind and in my prayers all week. Thanks for giving an update. It's good to know that you're home and find out how you've been doing. I continue to pray for healing. ((Hugs))

Carrie said...

I'm so glad you're home and recovering! Hooray!! Just take it easy now and get well SOON!!
God bless :)

Christine said...

We soooooooooooooo missed you too.
I'm just glad you are home and that everything went well. That's wonderful you can feel the difference in the new hip.

Relax with your pillows! I'm sure you are so happy to be home.

Dianne said...

Hey. I just found your blog tonight and was drawn in because you mentioned that you love Donny Osmond....ME TOO! I posted pictures on my blog on March 11 about when some friends and I met him back in 1989...you should go see the pictures and read the story...he was AWESOME...and still is!

I gather you've had surgery...UGH! I will be back to check on you!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, I'm so glad it went well and you're home and on the road to recovery. I know it must be a relief to have this portion behind you and get to feeling better. Take care, take it easy, get some rest and feel better soon!