Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Well okay, maybe not back in the saddle but I am walking upright without any pain and a new hip! Two weeks ago I underwent surgery to replace my hip benefiting by a revolutionary new procedure for THR, Total Hip Replacement, with a minimally invasive anterior incision of 4″ on the top of my right thigh. There are many YouTube videos on this surgery and I suggest the animated versions are better suited for most viewers to learn more.
I have been posting my hip surgery recovery and progress on my FaceBook page using my BlackBerry. For some reason, I was not able to insert any text on a couple of stories I was trying to post on Cactus Thorns, possibly much to the delight of my one detractor and nemesis, Tim Humphreville, AKA:The Liar.
My talented surgeon, Louis Stabile, M.D., was amazed that I have progressed to walking around unassisted by a cane or walker after only two weeks. During my visit with him yesterday, I forgot to ask for a referral for further PT, Physical Therapy, to promote muscle development of my previous unused leg muscles.
I am not allowed to drive for two weeks and will use this time to build up my stamina.
Thanks everyone for your prayers, best wishes, cards, flowers and encouragement!