After all the books I have read, I have finally published my own, Surviving Hip Surgery Ten Things You Need to Know. You may visit my author page on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/author/maryjmann ,
I am amazed that I was able to finish writing a book within the four months of having my surgery. My motivation was that while my experiences were fresh, I was able to produce a first-hand account of being a patient having a worn-out hip, having hip replacement surgery and being in recovery. My experiences are unique to me, but I feel the lessons learned are worth sharing. There is quite a bit of preparation and education before surgery. My book takes it further to steps you need to do for your own wellbeing.
I was laid up months before I had surgery so when I finally had the surgery, I was weak and debilitated. I had requested home health care, or a short term stay in a rehab facility. I was clearly and repeatedly denied both by the surgeon. Post op, I failed to thrive leading to a cascade of unfortunate events. At the time two of my sons worried that the end was near for me. It wasn’t.
I spent nine days in a rehab facility. I was able to regain the necessary strength I needed for a good recovery. I returned to my physical therapists and have been working diligently with them up until now where I am now in classes in the warm water pool and start a course of Tai Chi next week.
So, you can see why I would want to relate my story and the important steps for a successful experience. I will be four months out Sunday. I am seriously grateful for my now. It is a good place to be. Sunny home, bread making projects, planning garden projects, back to work on my RA book and my Mercy Girls book. Life is good.