10/21/12

This is why you can't buy a hip replacement kit at the store. (Leave it to the professionals, I guess.)



The most effective, brilliant and perhaps painful way to ensure that you do NOT have pre-surgery jitters the night before hip-replacement surgery?


Walk around for 8 (EIGHT) weeks on said fractured hip and CRUSHED hip joint.  But don’t just walk around on it, receive various forms of physical therapy, go to the gym, hike a bit MORE, unpack and redecorate a NEW CLASSROOM, and teach a pack of amazing first graders on your feet five days a week.   

I have never been more excited to be cut wide open than I am at this minute.  And frankly, if someone were to hand me a scalpel I would do it MYSELF RIGHT NOW.



Oh, and by the way, could you all send a shout-out up to God tomorrow morning at 7:45?  I’d appreciate it if the surgeon could have as many angels in his corner as possible.




It certainly can’t hurt.



(I’ll be RIGHT back. p.s.)





42 comments:

Anna See said...

sending love and prayers, vodka!

Anonymous said...

I hope everything goes perfectly for you! Speedy recovery!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm not sure which time zone you're in - but I'll be thinking of you! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! x

Sheila said...

Sending good thoughts, prayers and well wishes your way.
Take care of yourself and let others take care of you.
XOXO

Marissa said...

I stopped by today to send you good luck wishes on your surgery...and I'm priority mailing all the angels that will fit into the largest flat rate box they make...they should be there by 6:30am.

Do you promise to write posts when you are all loopy on the drugs? I'm looking forward to those :-)

As far as normal...I'm not sure if I'd read the work of someone normal--I won't be able to relate to them.

Make the most of your recovery time, and Pinterest your heart out while you are laid up healing.

Scope said...

I hope you are up and going in no time.

Mrs. E said...

7:45-- will do. Actually, I will remember it at 5:45 Central while I'm running! And thanking God for my health and praying for yours!

Utah L said...

I'm sure He'll have your back.

Linda M. said...

I don't know if this will make you laugh or not, but I thought it might be worth a chuckle...

My sister & her husband bought a house north of San Diego to be in a better school district. Their current house was on the market for 5 days before being sold. They had hoped to have it on the market for about a month, leaving them 2 months to do the repairs to their house.
Here's what they thought they'd have to repair: landscaping, termite ten & rat removal, (House was empty for 18 months), removal of some ugly paneling & floating cabinets in one room, and possible replacement of windows.

Luckily, they were able to rent back their current house for a few weeks, leaving them about 9 weeks to do, well, everything in addition to what they had expected...

landscaping (ALL had to be redone), new concrete poured in the back yard because wood decks just invite termites up to your house, half the wiring replaced, 3 walls moved, 2 closets ripped out, 2 bathrooms completely redone, oven & microwave (non functioning) replaced, all plumbing replaced--which is when they realized there was NO insulation, so... all new insulation and then drywall. And the new windows & sliding doors.
Oh, and did I mention they have two young kids??? They have 2 weeks left, and they just finished the drywall this week. I am double crossing my fingers for them!!

I will be thinking of you tomorrow and sending all the angels I can find your way. Looking forward to hearing how it all goes!!


TerraD said...

Been thinking about and praying for you all weekend. Can't wait for you to feel great again!

notme said...

Ask the doc or anesthetist for a vodka drip...either before or after surgery would be fine.

Good luck.....God Bless

Brian Miller said...

got you covered on the prayer tomorrow VM....and for the surgeons hands....

and i need to email you a school story...OMG>...

ChiTown Girl said...

OF COURSE I'll be sending prayers your way tomorrow. Oh, and lots of hugs, kisses and good vibes.

xoxox

Dawn said...

Praying for the doctors and for you a speedy recovery... I mean, how else will we know what your little ones at school are up to??

Maggie May said...

Sending prayers for a successful surgery! xo

Gigi said...

Lots of prayers headed your way. xx

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

Lots of prayers, love and hugs!

Joan said...

... I'm on it too!

Anonymous said...

Hope it all goes well. You will be hip hopping in no time xxx no more walking on the log of death though

Masala Chica said...

Sending lots of prayers and hugs!
Kiran

Lyn Goff said...

Hope all went well this morning.
Lyn

Emily said...

Sending prayers!

Laura said...

Yikes!! I missed this b/c it comes in my email the day AFTER you post it. Prayers going up now for speedy & easy healing. Keep us posted, and enjoy the short break from your crazy but wonderful class!! ((((Hugs))))

Cora said...

Wonder Woman, I hope all is going well and that you have a super-speedy recovery! And I have no doubt that you will ROCK that walking cane over the next few weeks. (Hey, I rocked mine too! They're all the rage, I swear!)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big hugs, prayers and love headed your way.

xoxo jj

Brian Miller said...

so i said my prayer this morning....hoping you are recovering well...and cant wait to welcome you back....smiles.

Beth Allen said...

Joanna J. from The fifty Factor sent me over-sending you + healing thoughts (and great painkillers.

Taradharma said...

JJ sent me here. I just had a full knee replacement surgery -- and yeah, it hurts a bit. Tip o' the day: follow doc orders and start your PT asap to recover your strength and full range of motion. Recovery can be hard, so be good to yourself!

Best wishes from a fellow traveler!

Wendy said...

Hang in there! My mom always said God's way of making women not worried about childbirth was to make them carry a baby for nine months. You just want that thing OUT OF THERE. So, it's sort of like that, right?

Pastor Sharon said...

Hey lovey,
Been praying since yesterday evening.

Hang in there sistah!

xoxox
Sharon

rural rebel riot girl said...

I have been thinking about you. Hope your surgery goes well.

bill lisleman said...

Fifty Factor, JJ, alerted us to this new bionic woman. I hope you can hip shake with the best of them real soon. Get Well!

M said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and supernatural powers to follow! I also transitioned to first grade this year...and I was so sure I would not like it...but I do!

So. Cal. Gal said...

As someone who has had her share of surgeries (albeit, not hip replacement), you're going to ROCK it! I'll say a prayer for you, too. And don't forget to do the exercises afterwards! It'll be worth it. : )

DJan said...

Fifty Factor sent me over here to wish you well. Your name came up at a blogger retreat a few weeks ago and I am now glad to have found you so I can follow you too! Best wishes and yes, I'm hoping you will have all the angels surrounding you during this time. Big hugs and kisses to my new friend. :-)

diane said...

Hey there kiddo, by the time you read this, you'll be in your hospital bed recovering, eating green jello. Hope you heal fast, I bet your 1st grader's substitute teacher pales in comparison to you. Love hugs peace, xo d

Sarah said...

Sending prayers your way! Joanna sent me your way..nice to meet you..and ouch!! Take care of you! Sarah

Holly said...

Dear VM: JJ sent me with the express command that I am to make sure that I wish you a speedy, bionic recovery back on your feet and to the keyboard! And, so since I am very afraid of her, (she can be quite mean when no one is looking,) I come here to do just that!

You'll be amazed at how much better life will be after you don't hurt all the time! Here's to you!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Here via Joanna and too late, so I will wish you a speedy recovery!

Jessica said...

Good luck with the surgery!!!

CiCi said...

Just read Joanna's post about your surgery. It sounds like you are recovering now, and I wish you a speedy one and that you will be stronger than ever when the ordeal is over. I have known a few folks who had the same surgery and they did great, I hope to add your name to that list.