Tuesday, September 01, 2015

OK, So Here's the Deal

Planning Ahead

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.


  1. Anonymous6:55 PM

    Sounds like a plan - I admire your foresight.

  2. Jean, I'm glad you persevered until your doctor came up with a plan. Good luck with the touch up surgery and a speedy recovery.