Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Tomorrow, my Tim, will be having hip replacement surgery. He is young, but has suffered with arthritis since his childhood. Our family doctor and the two orthopedic doctors that we consulted with, all commented upon seeing his xray "Wow. That hurts." They couldn't believe that his hip was so bad and he was just now coming in about it.
He is getting the Trilock hip replacement which simply means that the femoral head is larger (this goes into the hip socket) and will give him greater mobility and range of motion than the traditional hip replacement. After his 6 weeks of therapy and such he will be back to work with no limitations. This is an answer to prayer already.
I would be so thankful for your prayer for us all as we have lots of little details that have to take place. Coordinating babysitting for my youngest children, as my older girls and parents are in California. They fly home tomorrow! How we have missed them!
Tim has to get a shot of radiation before the surgery to deal with bone spurs, as well. If everything goes according to plan, he should be coming home Friday or possibly Saturday.
Lots to do today, as well, I have my annual check up (why didn't I reschedule?), we are dropping off my husbands van for my son to use for a few days, taking the kids to Chick-fil-A(whoo hoo) and lots of stuff like that.
I will take my trusty laptop and attempt to update if I can find wireless at the hospital tomorrow.
We are not fearful, but a tad anxious. We trust the Lord's sovereignty in all things. I am now going to have to get into shape...it is hard enough to keep up with my husband, and once he gets the new hip....let's just say the kids and I think he will be bionic! hee hee