Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Feeling Stronger Everyday-My Healing Journey

I'm sure you've noticed the lack of activity on our blog over the last 2 weeks. There was a good reason for it.  Due to the increase of bone-on-bone hip pain that I have been experiencing over the last 8 months, I elected to have hip replacement surgery on August 7th 2013.
Ice packs and my leg up for comfort.
It was not a decision that I made lightly.  I went through much discussion with medical personnel, to verify my diagnosis, and to develop a plan that would serve me best in getting my body back into form and into pain-free status.  I spent time talking with friends and acquaintances who have experienced the same surgery that I was contemplating, to gain insight and make a plan for my own care.  Most importantly, I discussed it with my wife Terry from an emotional and practical standpoint, in order to plan for the time where I would be unable to care for myself, and where my share of responsibility for Winter Goddess Foods would fall upon her. 

So no, the decision to undergo surgery was not taken lightly.

Terry and I thought that this experience could turn out to be beneficial to others who may be faced with a similar decision.  There is a lot of practical information that can make the ordeal of surgery and rehab a lot easier to go through.  Because of this, I will be sharing my story with you in blog entries I’m calling “Feeling Stronger Everyday – My Healing Journey.”  This will be a series of entries on practical tips as well as current updates on my own progress. You'll catch the good and the bad, as well as the things I am learning about myself through this journey.  It may not be pretty, but I am hoping that it will at least be helpful for you or your loved ones who have to face the prospect of surgery and subsequent rehab.  I hope that you will look forward to my entries, and benefit from them in at least some small way; even if it is only to get a laugh or two.
Don't forget healing energy!
Next up: Planning for surgery.

Blessings to you!


Frank

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