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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Update and Bloomin' Tuesday...finally

First, I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all of you that have encouraged me along this journey and it ain't over yet, lol.

Went for my two week post op yesterday.  Of course I'm a little ahead of the game, and the surgeon wasn't doing cartwheels over it.  He is glad that I feel better, but I must slow down and be obedient if I want my hip to heal properly.  I am still having plenty of discomfort, but golly gee whiz I feel better!

As my daughter was driving me to town on Saturday, we pulled out of the driveway and I screamed, "Oh My Gosh!  That new phlox is blooming!!"

I have only been out of the house twice since the 4th.  I will be on crutches at least 4 more weeks, no squatting, twisting, bending, bath tub bathing, driving, yada, yada, yada. Nothing over 90 degrees or hyperextending, could pop out of the socket, ouch!
Ornamental Potato Vine gone wild!  This isn't the only area that's gone wild....sheesh..

The two holes in my upper thigh are open so they have to be protected from any bacteria entering or that could be really bad.  The cartilage had apparently grown all haywire and he had a lot of cleaning up to do.  He gave me before and after photos, looks like a planet to me.

My then 17 year old, she is 18 today, and my 14 year old worked  a craft show for me on Sept. 8th.  This is one side of the booth.  The only instructions I gave was to use two table cloths instead of one.  Pretty good without ever doing it before, don't you think?  They made a few bucks too...
I have a couple more I am entering, I really need to hobble around here and get busy...seeing how I have to let the gardening go for now....what is the Lord trying to tell me?  hmmm

Linking up with Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday.

Be Blessed!

22 comments:

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Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Darla,

Thanks for coming by. Your new phlox is lovely. What a nice treat after being cooped up. Good you are feeling better, but not overdoing it. Have a speedy recovery.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

daisy said...

You take it easy and do what you're supposed to do! Sending ~healing thoughts~ your way.

Skeeter said...

You had better slow down and do as your docotor says! You do want to properly heal and not have to go through this again right? Then do as told young lady!

Happy Birthday to daughter!

crybrug said...

I just found your blog. Glad you are healing well. Please be careful and good luck.

Dorothy said...

Like Daisy said, Behave yourself and obey the doctors orders! They probably know what's best for you!! I know it's very hard for a busy person like you to rest and take it easy, but DO try! Now, if I was told to take it easy and rest up, it wouldn't be too hard for me;-)
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Gabby said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Take it easy! It would just kill me to have to be still. Pretty phlox.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I am way behind in my blog reading. I was thinking about you this evening, so stopped by. I hope you continue to heal and take care of yourself.

I had to take down my blogroll awhile back because I was having problems with people saying my site contained malware. I just tried to add you back, but was not able to. I'll have to try again tomorrow.

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Deb said...

Hi Darla, I hope you continue to heal and will be up and moving around with no pain soon! Great seeing the phlox to encourage you! I've been away from home and didn't participate in Bloomin' Tuesday this week. I will miss Jean and all the other gardeners. Take care!

Carol said...

Glad to hear you are coming along ok. Hugs Carol

VW said...

Good luck recovering! I had some major surgery last winter and know how hard it is to hold still while things heal. But you'll bounce back soon! And your garden, too, though probably not until next year . . .

Becca's Dirt said...

I bet that was a treat to see the phlox blooming. Glad you are on the mend now. Ouch that sounds so painful Darla. The craft table looks good and the girls did a great job on it. The gardens will be there for you when you get better. A few weeds never hurt a garden.

Kristin said...

Oh wow - that table DOES look great! Glad they had fun and that you are feeling better! I bet it's hard to stay in bed - stay strong! xoxo

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

So glad to hear that you are up and at em...NOW TAKE IT EASY! LOL.

The girls did a lovely job of set up, everything looks wonderful. Glad to hear that you did well.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Marydon said...

What a lovely phlox head. I don't have them. Glad you did well with the Dr. slow it down tho my friend. Don't want you having repercussions.

Don't know why the blog is goofy but TY for letting me know. I am down for a bit.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

The Sage Butterfly said...

I am glad you are doing well. Take your time and take good care of yourself. And I hope you heal quickly.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So glad to hear from you!
My potato vines go crazy too....but yours is crazy CRAZY!
Love that your girls are keeping your crafty-ness going for you...please take it easy. Don't want to mess up that healing you've already worked so hard for!
XOXO

GRACE PETERSON said...

The booth looks great! Kudos to the kids. I love the phlox and the area with the potato vine looks awesome if you ask me.

You take care now girlfriend.

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