What a difference five weeks can make...
Five weeks ago my Mom slipped and fell on some ice and fractured her hip. She was rushed to the city where she got a hip replacement later that evening. Today, she went to the hairdresser's where she showed off how all the physio exercises have paid off. She walked UP the stairs BY HERSELF.
Red Cross loaned her a walker, a big raised toilet seat, and a bath bench for three months. When she went around town yesterday, she didn't use her walker or a cane!! SHE ROCKS!!!!!!!!
She amazes me -- I have seen people with far less severe injuries whine and moan about how this hurts or that hurts (ie myself included. LOL!) Her scar is about 18 inches long and was held together with staples. She was in so much pain, but she fought and gritted her way through it. She has been doing her exercises 4 times a day and obviously the work is paying off!
The hairdressers at the salon and their clients were all mightily impressed with my Mom. My Mom felt especially proud when another woman came in with a cane -- she had a VERY difficult time walking...and she had a hip replacement 8 WEEKS ago!! Hee-hee!!
Who knew my Mom was that competitive? Now she is even more motivated to heal and improve!