This is the hardest thing I’ve been a part of in a while. My mom had surgery today and even though it was really hard to see her be taken down the hall on a stretcher for surgery, I kept thinking, “This is a good surgery, a happy surgery.” If you have seen my mom in the previous posts, you’ve noticed that she didn’t have an easy time in Norway.
Last June she had hip resurfacing surgery on her right hip. She recovered very well and even got back on the court to play tennis; a sport she has always loved playing. A few months later, she had to stop playing again because her left hip began giving her trouble. After seeing an acupuncturist, and going completely gluten, egg, and dairy free, she thought she might be able to put off a second surgery.
Three weeks before the Norway trip, things went down hill. Her hip became worse and worse, to the point of using crutches and eventually needing a wheelchair. Thank goodness she had the surgery! For those of you who don’t know my mom, she is a very busy; a go getter you could say… Playing tennis, lunch dates, Mahjong with girlfriends…She always has things to do and people to see.
She is out of surgery and will slowly begin the recovery process. I’m sleeping with her tonight at the hospital. And she moves to Hip Hab on Saturday (A retirement community with a few condos for recovering hip resurfacing patients). I’m going to bring Novus in for a visit!