Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Countdown Begins

When I was younger, I seem to remember feeling invincible.  Yup!  I was never going to need glasses like all those "old" folks.  I wasn't going to "slow down" just because I got older.  I wasn't going to "forget" my thoughts like those really-old-people I heard about.  My hair wasn't going to get "thinner"  just because I reached the golden years.  
And I certainly was never going to need a hip replacement!


Aging happens to the best of us.  So the countdown begins for me.  In 26 more days, December 26 to be exact, I will make the short but nerve-wracking drive to the local hospital for my hip replacement surgery.  

First and foremost
I trust my God, Who will see me through this.
And I trust my doctor.
And I trust the hospital I'm going to.
And I trust my fairly healthy body to heal well.

I'm still nervous.
But I am oh, so looking forward to the end result.

No pain.
Restoration of mobility.
A great war story to tell.
And much praise to the God Who has provided mankind with the knowledge and skill to do this kind of surgery to improve the quality of life for those of us who are aging, even if we are doing it (aging) kicking and screaming all the way. 

I have a short to-do list before the surgery. 

1) get a flu shot (which I've never done before)
2) buy some sweat pants to wear around the house

Well....there's probably more, but those are the two things that are upper-most in my mind right now.
I hear the ibuprofen bottle calling my name.  
Have a good day my bloggy friends.


trishalyn said...

I'll be glad when this ordeal is over for you! :-)

Oh...if I were you, I'd check with your doctor before getting that flu shot!

Framing Images and Memories said...

Your positive attitude and your determination makes a world of difference in recovery. We are all going to be thinking of you!