Today was my ortho surgeon appointment. When I got there, I spoke to the fellow first. He was quite nice. He asked me how I felt, and if things felt worse, etc. I told him about the issues with my knee and hip. He also looked over the x-rays I did last week.
When he called the actual surgeon in, the surgeon told me about hip replacement surgery after I told him that I thought that my hip was worse than my knee. He then asked if I wanted to do the hip replacement surgery and I told him that I did.
I signed some papers with the secretary and received a binder full of information. Wowzers. There are a lot of rules. For example…I’m not allowed to cross my legs! Yikes. The date is in August. Unfortunately, it is one day before my Dad is going to take the kids in his program to camp! He might leave the camp early. I’d hate for him to do that on my part, though. I’m going to see if there is anyone else around who can come and spend the day with me. My Dad will be there for me the day of the surgery all day, which is a Wednesday. My sister can perhaps hang out with me during the day before she goes to work on the Thursday my dad leaves…and my Mom should be there for me in the evening. My sister can maybe pick her up. Same with Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, my Mom is off, and my Dad is home again on Sunday. I’m sure it’ll all work out. Mind you, this is just me being spoiled. I mainly want someone there to bring me non-hospital food! *is embarrassed*.
I’ll be admitted for 4-5 days or so. Physiotherapy will begin one day after surgery. Ugh! I’ll have to do in-centre, 4 hour dialysis! *gag*. Can’t they wheel a dialysis machine in, set it up, and leave it beside me and let me dialyze myself overnight? Yeah I’m guessing I won’t wanna lift a fork to my mouth, let alone cannulate myself.
So, I’ll connect with you all again closer to the date. I’m kinda nervous…mostly about the physio and limitations I’ll be under after the surgery for about 3 months as opposed to the surgery itself. Eeep!
Oh, and I’m totally cancelling this hip replacement surgery if anything comes up in terms of kidney transplant. Please help me pray that a transplant date will be ok’d and will come up soon, necessitating the cancellation of this hip replacement surgery! It’s not that I don’t want the hip replacement surgery, but I obviously have priorities to worry about here! Hehe