I am now six weeks out from complete hip replacement of my right hip. It was definitely a success! However, it is not so easy now that I have taken myself off the BIG pain meds. I actually had to wean myself off them because of extreme side affects. So, instead of easing off, I went whammo. No choice. I am now taking two extra strength Tylenol about every six hours, and at night two of the nighttime ones. It is helping. But, let me tell you, the doctors need to give people recovering more information on these medicines and how to get off them. For two days I was ready to throw myself off a bridge. Exhausted, depressed, sick stomach, and other ills I will not mention…
I have four weeks before I will be returning to work. I am just beginning to feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After feeling like the belle at the ball while on the heavy meds, I went to feeling like the deadbeat of the ball quickly. But, I am coming out of it. I have had some good advice from good friends which helps immensely.
One thing I have been able to do without any trouble is READ. This is a good thing. I have a slew of great books all around me. In fact, so many that it’s overwhelming. Wading through them figuring out which ones to actually focus on and promote. They have been landing on the doorstep from UPS almost daily. After all, fall is the big time for new books.
For instance, this huge tome coming in at over 900 pages landed by my door the other day. Boom! It’s getting lots of chatter. Will it live up to it’s full potential? I will let you know in a couple weeks.
I want to thank all of you who have been so kind and left comments about my recovery. That is why I felt compelled to write this post. I’m not usually one to post about my personal ills, but sometimes it’s necessary:)