It has been all summer since I last came to this site. More importantly, it is about time to update my situation. I am not comfortable relating my personal issues, as I have tried to not let them interfere with KLR, but the problems are not yet resolved. After having an infected hip removed, the summer was spent with IV antibiotics (self-administered, which was really cool), nurses, doctor visits, and physical therapy.
I have a new ortho surgeon, thanks to my regular doc not being able to do surgery in the hospital he uses–fourth of July week the hospital only schedules emergency surgeries. A few days of waiting and it would have qualified. But this new surgeon is actually one of the best in the country. He does things differently, and slower than most ortho surgeons. He added four additional weeks to this already three-month process, just to see if an infection grew back.
I find out this Monday if it has. If all is well, surgery to put a new hip in will happen mid-October, with a week hospitalization and a minimum two weeks PT. Usually, I do one-week traditional PT and a month of aqua therapy, but I have yet to approach the surgeon. This is the third time one of my hips became infected so the process is fine but the wait time drives me nuts.
So that is where things stand. Though this seems a long time, it is actually nearing the end. Given that hopping around on a walker has caused a shoulder injuring, not allowing me to use two hands to tap out keys, I think all will be healed by late November, but possibly not until January.
I really miss not bringing you fantastic kid’s books and reading your great comments. I sincerely appreciate you as readers and cyber-friends.
Take care of yourselves. I’ll be back soon.