December 9, 2011

Hubby's Hip

My sweet baboo’s hip replacement surgery on Wednesday went well. He has been experiencing typical pain and weakness. But he is bouncing back and starting his personal trek on recovery’s road. I am immensely proud of him toughing it out with the therapy sessions and relearning how to walk. Jim’s natural good humor and spirits will bode him well in the weeks ahead. 

The days have flown by and I feel like I have been living in an alternate universe this week. A hospital’s microcosm is so familiar to me. But it is rare occurrence to experience it as a visitor/helpmate rather than as a patient. I have found that worrying can be very tiring, LOL.  

Jim will be released from the hospital tomorrow afternoon. From there, I will be taking him over to the rehab facility. It will serve as his home away from home while he continues to recuperate and receive attentive therapy. The place is quite lovely, with gourmet meals, ample staff, and a bevy of activities for the temporary residents.  

Thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes. We both appreciate it so much!


  1. Glad to hear the surgery went well...Sounds like he's checking into a 5-star hotel, hopefully complete with "happy" meds :)

    Remember to take care of yourself too, okay? ((Hugs))

  2. Oh so glad to hear that he's doing well. What a blessing!
    And for crying out loud Donna, I call my hubby my Sweet Baboo too. LOL!
    Have a fabulous day and if you have a chance go vote for your favorite gingerbread house. Oh yes, it's that time again. LOL!

  3. I'm glad he's made it through the surgery and now can be on the road to recovery. It sounds like he is a strong man and that he will persevere! I'll keep him in my prayers...and you, too my friend! I know it's not easy for you either! HUGS coming your way tonight! ♥♥♥

  4. I'm so glad all went well for him. I know how exhausting worrying can be due to my husband's colon surgery last year! Hope he continues to do well!

  5. Very good news! I am not at all surprised to hear that your hubby is a trouper. Hope that you both start getting some quality rest. It's a challenge to sleep through those night time checks.

  6. So glad it went well!! I know how hard it is for you...You get some rest as Well little girl!
    Sending prayer and love to you Dear Friend!!

  7. So glad that your husband is doing good. I know that sitting in a hospital can be very tiring work, so take care of yourself as well.

  8. Glad to hear from you, Donna. I was wondering how Jim was doing.. How are you feeling? I know that Christmas will just be a blur to you two this year... BUT--hopefully 2012 will be much much better for both of you...

    I am feeling really good these days... Think I finally turned that corner...

    Hugs and Prayers,

  9. Oh my goodness! I haven't been keeping up on my blog reading, so I didn't know. I'm so happy Jim's surgery went well. The rehab facility is such a great idea, hopefully you are not feeling too lonely. Praying for a speedy recovery for Jim!

    Nita Jo

  10. Happy to hear that the surgery went well. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
    I know what you mean about spending time in hospitals as a visitor. It can be exhausting.

  11. Great to hear he is coming along well. Keep up your spirits too. Worry is indeed a tiring activity.

  12. so good to hear surgery went well and I know Jim will be a 5 star pateient in that 5 star rehab facility! Take time to catch a nap when you can . .wow, they sure discharge quickly anymore!

  13. Glad to hear your hubby is doing well!! Wishing him a speedy recovery!


  14. On the other side of the mountain! Good for you. Here is hoping every aspect of your darling's recovery goes even better than expected and that he's soon bopping around that gorgeous kitchen again, preparing mouth-watering delicacies for his sweetheart. Meantime, enjoy your lovely cottage and all the delights of the season!

  15. Just checking in...Hope all is going well sweetie!

  16. Praying for a speedy recovery so your hubby can go again! He won't regret having this done and soon he will be good as new.


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