I can't believe it's been nearly a week since I had my hip replacement surgery. Things went pretty smoothly with the surgery although I had a lot of muscle pain and weakness and was unable to get out of bed or do anything without help.
I'm home now and more mobile. After two nights of having my husband help me into and out of bed at all hours things are improving. The exercises help a great deal and I discovered that my yoga belt is a great aid for moving the leg.
Without my new electric lazy boy I wouldn't have been able to move. It gets me up and down.
I'm working on a woodland animal mobile for my daughter.
I've also got a pair of socks on the needles.
At lunch and breakfast I started a sketch. Hubby brought me a seagull feather from the golf course last night--he really needs the break-- and I picked up the dried flower from near my front walk last night. I can do the distance of three houses with the walker!
I wanted to add more; however, I needed to move-- a little complication, my leg is swelling. I have to elevate it often, get it rubbed and do the exercises. Poor hubby.
I ordered a couple new books to read. This is one.
So far I've read only the first few pages. Serendipitously, the quote by George Eliot was there when I was feeling low and needed it.
I'm trying to contain myself (you know how hard that is!) and limit my list of goals.
For September, I want to finish the mobile-- all hand work, and fill out a call for entry to a SAQA show. I'm going to have to keep my patience and lay with my leg elevated above my heart several times a day. Oh boy.
I've got a card for a subscription to The Quilt Show. Which I can watch on the I Pad. Now might be a good time.
Are you doing anything creative this week?