On October 31, 2010, it’s my right hip’s one year anniversary. That hip (anterior) is doing well. My left hip (posterior) is a reminder that I am doing too much …moving too fast <ouch> , not taking enough self-care <ughh>, and forgetting I am seemingly always in recovery of some kind <ah>….it’s my thermometer of sorts . My hips know before I even have a clue….
I admit it, do over-do it, I’ll admit it. I’m a type-A, a bionic type-A now! The truth is I find I can’t sit for super long periods of time without having to get up and move about. And sometimes I have to pause a beat when I get up before taking a step. It’s just “what is”. I make sure I swim (the best exercise for joints) and I walk and ride the bike everyday. It took a while to get that schedule down, but I feel so much better. I listen to empowering tapes when I’m on the stationary bike…that really helps! It’s a great balance for sitting at the computer. I feel proud of what I have accomplished, I wear my scars as a badge of honor. I choose to! And, it is a matter of choice…
See, I feel as if going through this experience (twice), and at a young age has made me stronger (facing many fears – some kicking and screaming and crying, of course), and also made me want to help others who are facing a hip replacement or are recovering and looking for support. I believe we are a CLUB, and we need to support each other.
That’s also why I created a yahoo email group AND Hip Happy Hours!
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So – hello there fellow HIPSTERS and welcome to The Hipster Club! We’ve been initiated, we’re bionic…and we set off ALARMS (at the airport)!!!!