Me and My Hip (part 3)

Ok tomorrow's the big day! My surgery is scheduled for 7 AM. Now of course Mother Nature has decided to mess with us and plans on dumping 4 - 8 inches of snow on us by the end of the day tomorrow. Hopefully that won't cause any trouble with the surgery, but who knows.

My friends keep asking me if I'm worried or nervous about the surgery, but to tell the truth, I'm not. I'm more anxious than anything else. I just want to get this part over and done with so I can move on with my life. I feel as though my life has been put on hold since my hip started bothering my back in November. It's a terrible feeling, not to be able to play with your child, or even walk through the grocery store without limping and taking forever!

So here's the plan:

Tonight - We're going to Springfield to spend the night at my SIL's house. It's a lot closer to the hospital and since we have to be there at 7 AM, it's easier than having to leave here at 5! We were going to go out to eat tonight, but that all depends on the weather! I'd rather order pizza and have everyone safe and sound at her house than try to navigate through lots of snow!

Tomorrow morning - 7AM check in at the hospital - surgery sometime after that - the surgery should take about an hour and a half. Then about 3 days in the hospital, full of "fun" physical therapy and morphine LOL!

Friday (hopefully) - come home and get settled in here. Rob is taking off all this week and at least all day Monday. He might take half days for most of next week, but it all depends on how I'm feeling and if I think I can handle taking care of K by myself. She's pretty good and can do most things by herself, but this might be a bit much for her.

That's it in a nutshell. I'll try to check in, either here or over on SCS, but I can't promise anything until I get home. I'm taking some stamping stuff with me, but I don't know how much time or energy I'll have to stamp.

If you want to send a card, my address in the the RAK group list or you can contact speale on SCS. She has it!


Jenifer Benner said...

I love reading your blog. I hope everything goes well with your surgrey tomorrow! I can't help but notice you said Springfield and you mentioned snow storm.. are you referring to missouri or illinois?I'm about 2 to 3 hour south of Springfield in IL.

Take care of your self and stay warm! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

Colleen Schaan said...

Laura, be safe tonight and rest easy tomorrow. I will be thinking of you this week. Take care and let others baby you...

heal fast

scrapstampindiva said...

I hope everything goes well - take it easy and get well soon! :)

jcrowl said...

Hi --

God bless you as you prepare for surgery. It is a wonderful thing when you can move around comfortably. I had surgery on my left knee in Sept. and it was a wonderful thing when it healed. Now my right knee is not happy and I am seeing the doctor in a week.

Good luck, keep your eyes forward so that the work you do to heal after the surgery is just something you need to do to get where you want to go!


Tammy said...

good luck!
i'll be holding good thoughts for you!

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

Hang in there!! You've got some resting and healing to do, and that should be first on your mind! We'll all be thinking about you!! {{{HUGS!!}}}

Debbie said...

Wish I was closer to ya... I'd let you borrow my laptop...

Prayers will be said tonight and tomorrow for you.

Hope to see you again at another SCS stampin event.

take care
love ya

stefanie said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Hope all goes well and that you make a speedy recovery! Take care and God bless.

scrappinmomof3 said...

Good luck with you operation I hope everything goes well for you and its not too long of a hospital stay.

~Lana B.~ said...

Be safe in the snow
Have a speedy recovery from surgery!!!!! {{{{hugs}}}}
give us an update when you can...our thoughts are with you!
~Lana B.~

Juanita(Toni173) said...

I'm sending out lots of warm hugs and prayers for you Laura.

Danita said...

Best of luck Laura! I hope the horrendous weather doesn't disrupt your plans! {{{{hug}}}}

Jeans Creative Spot said...


Hey hope everything went ok with your hip and that you will be up in around in awhile doing what you have always wanted to do.

Take care of youself.

Nancy (jeanstamping2)

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