Monday, May 19, 2008

New and improved hubby on the way....

Kenny is getting hip surgery on June 6. It has been a long time coming. He has had a bad hip since I have known him. Actually, it was re-injured when he was in Costa Rica with his friends right before our one year anniversary of finding each other. He hasn't been the same since.

For the next few weeks, he needs to eat a diet high in iron in preparation for the surgery. It makes sense, but it also seems like a convenient way for him to get steak every night ;-) So during the same time I need to add carbs to my diet, he needs to eat steak. Hmmm... it seems like there should be some sort of nursery rhyme in there-- "he could eat no carbs and she not too much protein...."

I also have to be prepared to give him shots in his stomach. Eek! I am the most squeemish person I know. I know that subcutaneous shots are the easiest to do and the needles are small, but I can't even look when they give me shots, let alone my kids. Actually giving the shot? All I can say is good thing it's true love.

I am nervous and excited. Obviously, I am nervous because this is major surgery. I am excited for Kenny to be pain free. At least his hip will be pain free. I'm not so sure about the rest of his body. In the past 6 months he has torn his MCL, sprained his shoulder and came very close to crushing his heel/achilles. I hope that the hip surgery will be the beginning of a completely pain-free year.

2 comments:

Luvkids334 said...

Hope everything goes well for him Lisa. How long do they think his recovery period will be and how long will he be in the hospital ?

You know he can give those itty bitty shots to himself too ;-)

Lisa said...

He should be in the hospital for 2-3 days and recovery is 2-4 weeks. We are trying to figure out where we can set him up so he doesn't get in the way of my day-to-day stuff. I know if he is in the family room, I won't get as much done and I have a hard enough time as it is ;-)

He knows that he can give those shots himself, but he wants me to learn in case he has trouble.