Sorry I have been out of action lately. My dear old mother, “Lucky” is her name, has been in the hospital in California so I’ve had my priorities rearranged -which is a good thing once in a while.
Mom as a model in yesteryear
She had a revised hip replacement due to a repair job for a broken femur 2 years ago finally gone south. This time, at age 87 her choices were to remove the rod and screws in her leg from the earlier surgery as well as the now necrotictrochanter (the knobby thing in your upper leg right below the big ball that fits into the hip socket), and thus be forever consigned to a nursing home unable to walk or be cared for at home despite having family living with her who already care for her. This, obviously a big-time ugh for all of us, or #2, undergo a total hip replacement. Complications galore (no need for detail here), but for her the obvious choice was “no guts, no glory”. She did not want to become bed-ridden so she went for it.
Her surgeon and primary care docs have been wonderful, not so much so for the rehab center, which though carefully selected, seems obsessed with paperwork, rules, meetings and an overll disjointed busyness that the actual hands on care and follow-up has been fairly dismal, so I and various other family members have been on guard. Thank the Lord she is doing much better after a rough 10 days, and she’s still got a long haul ahead but she’s incredibly determined.
All I can say, is stay active and healthy and keep the pressure on for a repeal of Obama-care and a re-do of our nation’s health care system. Any thinking person knows there is a better way.
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I can't stand it anymore! What is becoming of our country, our basic liberties?
After two careers (18 yrs as a dental hygienist, then 20 as a Realtor) I have to stand up and try to effect some change. I want to make it easier for you to do the same. We have to Get Off Our Butts and spread the word. There are more of us than they think, but we have to make ourselves known before it's too late.