Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Week 6

Monday I celebrated because it was my last lovenox injection! Monday I also talked to another hip chick, yes I am talking about you Marcie! I have been wanting to call her and last night I just didn't want to text her so we TALKED. I did ramble on and on. Sorry about that. But it was so uplifting for me.
I also found a couple of blogs that I have been wanting to read. Now I just need to attach them to my blog.
Monday Edgar had his 6 month checkup and shots. My cousin drove me and carried Edgar for me. My aunt also came over for the day to help out around the house. Having help just to manage the kids and keep them in order is so very helpful! Because when it is just me with my crutches puts me at such a disadvantage. The kids are much quicker on their feet.
Tuesday morning I awoke to my right side in pain. I lay either on my back or right side currently. I finally decided to take the plunge and turn to my left side. Dun dun dun. Especially since I managed to pull a butt muscle during my xray last week. Shockingly it felt amazing! And the relief it brought to my entire body was enough to say "ahhhhhhh" and toot twice. 5 minutes later I also had to go #2. That was the best #2 too since surgery. Gross I know but I felt so good afterwards.
I am starting to massage my scar. I am currently using coconut oil. I might look into vitamin E or bio-oil over the weekend as this recommended by another hip chick, Marcie. But I have to wait for my shopping adventure until Saturday. Yes Target I am headed your way again.
This week has been an interesting week. I finally made it completely on my left side but it comes and goes. I am getting there and one day I won't think twice about readjusting myself while sleeping. I am getting this awful groin pain. I am assuming it is a muscle but wow does it ever let me know. I can't wait to add some new exercises. I didn't hear back from Dr. Millis or Dr. Buhr this week. So I just sent Dr. Millis an email but still now word there either. I am starting to feel really disheartened. I don't know what is wrong with me. I just feel really blah.
My Personal Goals
  • Standing in the shower (only sat down to shave)
  • Left side lying (comes and goes)
  • Massaging scar (currently daily)
Wishing a couple of my hip chick sisters safe travels as they make their way to Boston---Jill and Ashley.


  1. Loved talking to you too! And I promise there will be more phone calls, but as Jill knows I am such an old lady right now and promptly fall asleep around 10 pm or so!! Haha! But it really does lift the spirits doesn't it? :) You are going thru that "blues" transition that I remember going thru right about this time, I think mine hit around 5 weeks and 8 weeks. It was where I was able to start feeling like I could do more but was still limited. Totally normal! Be good to yourself:) love you! xoxo

  2. Thanks Katie!

    Yes, Marcie is an old lady and she's lying when she says she falls asleep at 10pm..it's more like 9pm--drives me crazy (although I totally understand why)!

    Keep chuggin along! <3