2020-07-11 Just how much does a hip weigh, anyway.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Well. last Tuesday I weight in at 184.4
had a total hip replacement Wednesday
Today I weighed in at 194.4
I wonder how much of that weight belongs to that new hip.
I admit that Wednesday, the day of the operation to do a total hip replacement, I slept most of the day, but did amble about a bit with a walker. all I remember eating that day was a a few bits of fish and maybe a teaspoon of squash.. which didn't stay down very log.. seemed like more got rejected tha I had swallowed...
Thursday I slept, a lot, ambled about, and up & down a 4 step staircase... and a bit later came home. I had an english muffin.. and a few wee little pieces of fruit , oh and some cheerios.
Friday. I was up but fell asleep at the drop of a hat,. Ambled about as was necessary. I had a serving of cheerios, a cup of coffee, a small pasta/tuna salad, a grilled hamburger with a bit of cheese on a grilled onion roll. and a small slice of marble pound cake.
Woke up every hour or so during the night (Wed, Thurs, Fri).. usually because I hurt.
The pain could be worse, so I should not complain. but I think I will indulge in a wee bitt of a whine...
They said they were sending me home with 2 ice packs.. but there was only one in the bag..
icing the hip seems to help, at least for a few minutes. maybe it freezes the wee tiny brains of the nerve cells that tell my brain there is an injury that needs attention STAT thus the sensation of pain. So when frozen or very chilled out the nerve cell take a break and cease their constant complaining about the injury in their corner of the world.
Stopped typing for a wee bit.. and fell asleep... some said it is the after effects of the drugs used before and during surgery... But awakening a half dozen or more time during the night probably doesn't help a whole lt either
I have no idea whether this makes any sense.. as my eyes keep falling shut like my eye lashes were heavy weights pulling them clsoed all the time..
I think since it is a tad after 8am and I have been more or less awake since 6am it is time for my early morning nap..
I think I remember the doctor saying that I would be taking 4 or more naps every day for a while..