Thursday, December 30, 2010
Bye Bye 2010
Oh Lordy, am I glad this year is coming to an end.
It was a difficult one for me. I had 3 major surgeries. To my way of thinking, that's at least 2 too many! I'm kind of stretching the truth a bit here because my first surgery was actually on December 29, 2009, but I think that's close enough to this year to count. I did most all of my recovery this year.
I'm not going to make this a long, long story, but for those who care to know . . . . the first surgery on 12/29/09 was a triple discectomy and a triple fusion of my cervical spine. This was pretty wonderful. I'd had chronic pain in my shoulders and middle back for 9 years, and the surgery took 90% of the pain away 90% of the time. That's pretty miraculous if you ask me. A few months after the surgery and once I was off all pain medication, my left hip started hurting - a lot. I went to physical therapy and had a cortisone shot, but they didn't work very well, so on July 7, 2010, I had my right hip replaced. Everything seemed wonderful, and then my right thigh started hurting every time I put any weight on the leg. On August 12, the week before I was supposed to go back to work, my right femur broke. I guess I could have said that I broke my leg, but it sure did feel like the leg came apart and caused me to fall rather than the other way around. This was not a good thing! On August 16 I was back in the hospital having my hip replacement redone and my femur cabled around the stem that went into my bone. The recovery from that little trip was long . . . . long . . . . long . . . . and it seemed longer than that. I'm up and around and can walk pretty well (without a limp - woohoo!!). AND, I'm glad the year of surgery and recovery is almost over.
I am looking forward to and welcoming 2011 as the year of health and accomplishment; however, I probably won't read as many books in 2011 as I did this year.
Which reminds me, I just finished Stephen King's UR. A short little novella about an Amazon Kindle for the Kindle -- clever, huh? -- and so King!! But, the book is not very good. It's predictible and not scary or even very weird. Sigh!! When King is on he's on, this time he was off. :-(
Waiting for the new year . . . . Ray