Friday, 12 October 2012
By Marcy Belson
Every two years I'm asked to report to my HMO for an x-ray of my total hip replacement, done a few years ago.
I'm part of an ongoing study, watching for problems of one kind or another.
No one ever asks me, and I wait, hoping they will, so I can report how glad I am the surgery was done. I had a slow recovery. I was so afraid of falling, but now there are few physical tasks that stop me.
The surgeon told me, I would see the day when I completely forgot it was done. He was correct.
This morning, I had the x-ray done. I asked the friendly technician if she would take a photo,as I am keeping a journal of my 75th year, by photographing my daily activities.
She was great! First, she took a picture of me standing in front of the x-ray machine, then on the table, and finally, a close up.
When I print my little book of photos, I will probably only use the one of me standing. I think I look so fine. Ha ha. I look like an old lady in a hospital gown, with wild socks!
Come to think of it, I probably can't run now. But I couldn't run before the surgery, either. I used to be a runner. I loved the runner's high. Better than a Scotch and water.
I think my most important advice to the younger ones would be, enjoy life. It's true, the things you don't do will be what you regret. Get out and run!
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