Just popping in to let you all know that I came through the hip replacement with flying colors. The only side effect seems to be cotton in the brain. I was able to hold onto my outpatient status - in at 5:45A and home by 4P. I had excellent care and can't say enough good things about the surgeon, staff or facilities. They proclaimed me their star outpatient case, which puffed me up no end.
I was walking and able to go up one step about two hours after coming to. I can only complain about one thing. My sister cooks too well. And she is too compassionate and thoughtful. Boohoo, poor me. The night before surgery, she made squash tumeric ginger soup and mushroom cheese risotto. When I got home, she had made a chicken tangine with rice. Yesterday, she made roasted duck with orange balsamic sauce, mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. And a cranberry pie. Today is salmon with pea shoot salad. I don't think I can stand it, but I'm going to try. She has also vacuumed the house, cleaned all the kitchen countertops, cleaned the Cat Cave, and and is contemplating the inside of oven door.
I'm being handed off to my second sister on Sunday, who will continue the queen treatment for yet another week. How will I be able to survive on my own after all this wonderfulness?