Hip Operation Recovery Week Four

Physio went well and my children absolutely loved the trip out. They thought it was brilliant fun watching me struggle to do exercises! They also said that the coffee machine made the best hot chocolate EVER! The best part for me was that I am now down to just one crutch when I am out and about. If I am at home then I am allowed not to use a crutch at all. This also marks the start of being able to walk upstairs without a crutch and walking without having to put both feet on each step. It feels like a workout when I get to the top of the stairs, but it's worth it. I still can't make it up to our bedroom in the attic, but I don't think it'll be long!

mobility scooter at harlow carr

  After Physio we headed to Betty's at Harlow Carr for lunch, then we went in to Harlow Carr. I had a mobility scooter to get around. Yes, I looked a bit ridiculous, but I was part of the family again for the first time in over three weeks and it was blissful. I am aware that I am quite a way off total normality and being able to drive again, but it is all progress and I am going to take every single small win that I can!

On Halloween I managed to walk around one long street in the village with the children. I enjoyed being part of it and seeing their faces as they knocked on doors. It's not something I ever did as a child, so I enjoy watching them go out. 

Before I knew about my operation date, my daughter qualified for the North Yorkshire Cross Country finals. I was really looking forward to it, but sadly I couldn't go to watch her as it would have meant four hours in a car and standing all day. My husband took her and they had a fantastic day. She finished in the top 50 of girls in year four. Two years ago she wouldn't even run in sports day. She refused to be involved in any form of competitive sport. It's incredible how far she has come in such a short time. She really enjoys running and is clearly pretty good at it. Apparently she wasn't even out of breath at the end! I am so sad I didn't get to see her, but she had an amazing day with her dad (which finished off with a trip to the beach at Scarborough and a go on the arcades)! Sounds pretty perfect to me.

I have an appointment with my consultant tomorrow and I am really hoping he will say I can drive again. I am not very good at relying on others or asking for help, so it's been tough not being able to drive my children to their various clubs. A friend of mine is driving me to the appointment and I am so grateful for that. I will let you know how I get on.