Hip Operation Recovery Week Two

Physio went well. I am now allowed to walk to school if I feel up to it. I have to admit that it feels like a really long way away. I am now sleeping upstairs in one of the guest rooms, although I'll have to move out at the weekend when we have B&B guests again. I am still struggling to get my socks on, and look forward to that being a little simpler. I am also now allowed to sit up for thirty minutes at a time. Strangely that thirty minutes is enough. I feel my body aching after around fifteen minutes. I have walked to school twice this week and it was painful and sore. I just don't feel like my joints will ever move properly again at the moment.

crutches after operation

I am totally bored, although have been reading a lot of books, which is helping. My mum is up, which has taken the load off my husband. He's working full-time, so it's tough for him to do everything else around the house on top of that too. We're all enjoying home-cooked meals and it is nice just spending time with my mum. It is very rare that just the two of us get to spend time together. She's going home on Saturday though and we will all miss her so much.

It's my daughter's karate grading this weekend and I am so sad that I can't be there to watch her, but I simply can't sit for that long (it often takes around three hours). She comes home with her brown belt, utterly extactic. She now only has two more brown belts to go and then she will be on her first black belt. I am so, so proud of her. At this rate, she'll be a black belt before she gets to secondary school, which is amazing.

I am missing out on bedtimes with the children and I feel so sad about it. I mean, usually they wind me up at bedtimes, so I don't miss that, but I just miss spending proper time with them. I know this is only for a short time, but it feels so long!

I'm finding the injections I have to give myself really difficult. I think I am panicking a little because I know how much they sting. It means I am injecting myself too fast, which definitely makes it all worse. The last couple of days I have slowed them right down and they haven't been quite as bad. I only have one more injection to do and I can't wait for them to be over. My stomach is a mess!

It's my birthday next weekend. It's come round so fast. I have no plans and have cancelled the party we did have booked. It's not a birthday I am particularly looking forward to! I am doing my best to stay positive. I'm not in much pain, which is great and I haven't had any medication other than paracetamol this week, which is brilliant. I am sleeping better now as well which is definitely making everything more bearable. I'll keep you updated with how I get on.