Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On the Road Again.....

I am DRIVING again (after 5 months of not being able to drive)..which is FREAKIN FANTASTIC news for me , maybe not for everyone else on the road, but I am not going to worry about that! ;)
I was so excited to go on my first car ride in 5 months that I didn't at first notice the unusually weird noise my car was making, but when I got to my first stop light reality stepped in when I went to push down on my brakes and realized that they were hardly working and that unusually weird noise seem to be tied to them. So after sudden fear struck me I got my car cruising at 10 miles an hour to be safe while I was still on the road (the other people on the road loved me for this.) After an "emotional" talk w/ my mechanic I found out that my rotors on my car were totally rusted due to inactivity..just like myself..my car doesn't like to rest for looooooong periods of time. So lesson learned..If you can't drive, get someone else to drive your car around a bit, so it doesn't rust on you..good times! It wasn't exactly the way I envisioned my first "drive about" but now all is good and fixed and I can drive again and in the end that is all that counts!:)

So I had my 3 month post surgery apt w/ Dr Fabulous yesterday so the brief version of where I am at is as follows...
-I can now drive (yes I know this fact was already stated but I am excited so it is being stated again ;) )
-I can be "hand's free" =no more cane!!!!! (unless I go for a long walks)
-I need to work on my Gait...pretty much I am walking a little funny.. (no laughing at me)due to the fact I haven't walked w/out either crutches or a cane since feb 17th
-My nerve/tendon pain may take a year to go away..ugh!
-I can start slowly doing the bike and the elliptical machine at the gym (yay.. nothing like hip surgery, bed rest and inactivity for 5 months to make you feel totally out of shape))
-Dr. Fabulous wants me to try Celebrex since the Diclofenac made me super Ill
-I am going to have to get a hip replacement in the near future no matter what..."what what", you say..I know, I know..I can't even speak about this component right now myself..

But the news I want to end this post w/ is that I am WALKING and DRIVING..yay..I have waited 5 months to write these words so I am going to enjoy the moment!

A couple of Thank Yous
To J- Thanks for taking me/waiting at the Dr's w/me and being brave or maybe "stupid" for letting me drive your car the moment we walked out of Dr Fab's office

Thank you to Roz, KK, Jax, and JL for taking me back and forth to work every day for the past 3 months ..I will be at your service for rides forever!

Thank you Mama for taking me back and forth to PT every week!!!

Thanks always to my family and friends for your love and support that you give me each and every day and for all the car rides as well:) xo

and a very special shout out to my sister ....THANK YOU for always listening/Love YOU xoxo

WOW I feel like I should be handing out awards w/ all this praise and love! Till next time..

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