The other day I had a medical appointment. The tech saw me and said “has it really been a year already?? So, tell me – how was the last year for you?” (Right….)
I told her about my hip fracture, since this had priority No. 1 and took up the majority of 2018.
Of course she did not expect that and told me “isn’t a subcapital fracture usually an old persons injury?” It is. (Only I manage doing this at 44, I swear, and it always makes me feel real special – every single time I hear it.)
She also asked if I have any plans for New Years eve. My answer was simple. “Yes, stay out of the OR.” (My accident happenend on 12/31/2017 and while other people looked at fireworks, I woke up from anesthesia.)
Today is my birthday. Got a super present already. A smooth recovery without complications. Best gift in the world!
Since it’s holiday season I decided to bake some cookies. I only did about a third of what I usually do and stood in the kitchen for two afternoons.
Now it’s six days later and I am still paying the price for it with a very achey hip. Sucks. Till things have not calmed down, I can not work out. This would aggravate it even more. Lesson learnt, my hip does not like to bake cookies.
On a bright note, we booked a vacation for next month. Going skiing again, even at the same place as last year. Yoo-hoo!!
Some people call it “stupid”, to go back on skies; others call me “gutsy”. I call it “making a comeback”.
I will be 13 months PO by then and my OS said it’s okay after 12 months to give it a gentle go.
That’s all I want, being out there, smelling the cold air and cruising down some fresh powder. All this PT must be paying off for sure.
I do not expect to ski the same, first time out since it happened, strength and endurance still need more love, but I hope it will be good enough for a few runs. Nice and easy.
And this time I make double sure to wear the bumper hockey shorts!!