The one with my achy breaky hip and a big surprise

So…You know that point after surgery when you’re trying to ride the fine line of pain control and not being gorked out of your mind? Yeah, that’s where I am right now. I even stopped the pain med that they gave me to see if the icky feeling would lift. I’ll take pain over nausea/feeling woozy any day!

This hip has been plaguing me for 15 months – it started last summer during my Beloved’s last deployment. I had decided to have the lofty deployment goal of training for my first half-marathon while he was gone. It beat sitting around, moping, and eating my weight in brownies – plus, I could run and worry at the same time! About the time that I worked up to 9 mile runs, my hip started to protest enough that I had to stop. I visited doctors, weeks of PT, had a plain MRI, tried strong anti-inflammatories, rested, more specialists, MRI with injection, CT scan with injections, more PT, and more rest. The last option was to go in through surgery and repair the tear in the hip socket.

This past Wednesday, my mom came at dark o’thirty to stay with the boys while we left for our early morning surgery appointment. The doctor repaired the labral tear, reattached the labrum where it had been buckled, and cleaned out all of the scar tissue from around the socket. I’m on crutches for the next 4 weeks, but at least the worst is behind us!

All of my guys have been taking wonderful care of me – I couldn’t ask for better or more caring help! My friend, Joanne, came over tonight to make us a yummy dinner, and other friends have offered to bring meals this week. I am so grateful for all of our caring friends and family for their wonderful help!

I was trying to prepare for these 4 weeks on crutches and away from my computer – and I was bummed that my access to my little blogging corner of the world would be limited for the next month – when I received the best surprise. Today my dad and my Beloved went together to give me a wonderful get-well-soon and early Christmas gift!



With the addition of this new Mac Book Air, we are officially a Mac family! I am so excited, and very overwhelmed by this amazing gift! Yay! Now I don’t have to wait until my 4 weeks on crutches are up to come back and share a bit more of our story with y’all, but maybe I’ll hold off until the pain meds are out of my system and I can see straight once more. On the other hand, Lortab + blogging = some potentially entertaining posts!

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  • Tammy McCain Lonker says:

    I’ve always been a Mac. You will love it! What an awesome gift!

  • Jen B says:

    Praying for your recovery.

    David surprised me during my last month of pregnancy with an iPad mini. He said it’s because he knew I would be down for a while with recovery of the birth, nursing a newborn, and general childhood maintainance. He was right. I use it for everything… Looking up recipes while making supper, “research” (ahem, Pinterest) for housekeeping and school while I nurse, answering random questions from little ones (homeschool, right?l), entertainment for kiddos at neverending dr. appts, my calendars, and ebooks for the unexpected time that I’ll get the chance to read. It’s been my daily companion… I never thought I’d use one of these so much.

    Enjoy your “rest” time. I quote that because, as a mom, you are never resting.

    P.s. Lily says her very favorite class at co-op is art. She was very excited when I said your name, as if you are a celebrity and I KNOW you. (Wow!!) πŸ™‚

    • ginger says:

      Thank you so much for your prayers, Jen! What a perfect gift – your hubby sure knows how to spoil you too! πŸ™‚ I can see getting lots of use out of this – school, pinterest, recipes, blogging, so many things! And thank you for your advice – I’ll try to enjoy my time. πŸ™‚ How sweet of Lily! I loved seeing her creativity in Art class – can’t wait to get back to the group!

  • Mark Allman says:

    I hope your recovery goes great Ginger.

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