Thursday, October 19, 2006
Hip Replacement...and the beat goes on
Went to see my family doctor, Lake Singh, today. He is putting his stamp of approval on my surgery. He had my chest x-ray there, and low and behold, I have a slightly enlarged heart...he said congestive heart failure, which appears to happen to all of us with high blood pressure for a long period of time, even if we take the meds. He hasn't seen the EKG yet or the last of the lab work, but he says everything looks ok.
The photo at left will be sort of what the hip looks like when it's been replaced. He showed me the x-ray of a friend he just did. Looks just about like this.
I even heard from on friend who tells me his 88-year-old mother-in-law just had the replacement done, and two months later is navigating like she did years ago. Before she had it, she was in a wheelchair. I have not talked to anyone who has a bad thing to say about it...don't want to, either!
Tomorrow we go to Southlake to visit with Brownie and Dee, Raf's cousin and his wife, who are visiting and taking care of grandchildren. Saturday is Travis' birthday party. Then, I am stopping...except the handwork, for a couple of months.
Hugs to everyone...especially my Glitter Sisters!