I am going to get same day surgery to remove the pins and possibly the rods from my left hip on September 14, if all goes as planned.
Apparently, I will be very limited as to what I can do for several weeks after, with a projected six week healing time. The bones will need to fill in where the metalwork is removed.
For the recovery, I have purchased one of those rolling walker thing with a seat. I am planning on using my crutches too, and there's always the wheelchair if I need it. I am not 100% sure of what I will and will not be able to do during the early weeks.
I have put in a call to my horse sitter and hope she will be able to come over to take care of the Boys for me.
In the meantime, I am trying to set things up in the house--which includes a major cleaning, long overdue--and several shopping trips to stock up on supplies I may need.
The tricky part is anticipating things. Just how much cat food and litter do I need to stock up on? What about hay and grain? Will I be able to go out shopping if I need some basics?
I figure a nice pot of beef barley soup make the day or so before surgery will keep me happy for a while. Should I get some TV dinners? Maybe a few easy cook meals? Some lunch meat and a nice loaf of pumpernickel?
Carrots for the Boys to hide Toby's pills in are on the list. And I will need to, at some point, get his prescription for Prascend filled.
I should be able to drive as it's my left leg, and I don't want to be on any narcotic painkiller if I can avoid it.
Plan ahead. Words of the day.