On Hiatus

Sorry for my absence lately.  I’m in Florence Nightingale mode for a bit.

My sweetie got a new hip last Friday at the Mayo.

He’s had arthritis since he was two years old, and as a child he was told that he’d be in a wheelchair by the time he was 18.  He lasted a lot longer, but the time came when his hip was too demolished to hold up any longer.

So last week we had a family vacation of sorts in Rochester while the doctors worked their magic. 

Surgery was tricky.  His femur splintered when they inserted the artificial hip so they had to wrap it with cable, and then his pelvis was so disintegrated that they had to put part of his femur behind the new hip to build up the space.

Leave it to my hubby to keep the Mayo on their toes.  😉

He came through great, though, and as soon as he was back in his room he asked for a phone so he could call and wish his dad a happy birthday.

We’re home now and we’re all helping out while he recovers.  He is doing wonderfully, but because of the complications it will be a little longer recovery. 

Lucky for us, winter is a little slow around here anyway.

Oh yeah, and we have sick kids now, too.  Never a dull moment.

I might be a little quiet for a while.  I’ll be back soon. 

Go make some magic and come back in the comments and tell me all about it! 

See you soon!


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11 responses to “On Hiatus

  1. Jenny

    Hello! Just wanted to wish you all well! I enjoy your posts so much and was sorry to read about the illnesses in your family. Hope things are easier soon. x

  2. Wish you all the best! Take care of that beautiful family. 🙂

  3. Heather

    Here’s to many blessings for you and yours!

  4. Sending light and love your way.

  5. Tracy

    We’re enjoying the magic of snow and skiing for the first time. I just stopped in to enjoy your blog & saw that your hubbie is in the workshop. I hope he’s fine & dandy again very soon. My aunt fell down a mountain as a teenager and had to get a new hip, and has had many replacements since then, but is still up on her feet. She swears by her daily swim. All the very best to you and your family. Must feel strange to get all this chat from a stranger, but that is the joy of blogging – you give people nice stuff to read, you then some days we give it back. Like magic 🙂

    • Thanks Tracy. We have snow coming soon, but we’re pretty used to it here in Minnesota. 🙂 I’m glad your aunt is still doing so well. My husband loves swimming, too, but we’re a long drive from the nearest pool. He swims in the lakes a lot with the kids in the summertime, though. Enjoy your snow!

  6. Bama

    Wishing your family speedy recovery.I love your blog and enjoy reading it! I admire your view of life and love towards children. Keep the good job going!

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