Irsquo;m in week 5 with my recovery and I couldnrsquo;t have asked for a better experience with the anterior hip replacement surgery. My mind was expecting something much more difficult and different from what is actually happening.nbsp; Do I dare say itrsquo;s been easy?nbsp; Okay, let me say, the surgery and the recovery process is better than what I had imagined! Everyone asks if Irsquo;m pain-freehellip;? Well, the post-surgery pain is entirely different than the before surgery pain. Itrsquo;s now about healing rather than suffering. The pain from suffering is GONE!nbsp; I was up testing out my new hip the next day after the procedure, walking with a walker. It was bit of a struggle but I did it! I had a 2 day stay in the hospital to prepare me for my venture home for the next three weeks of home care. nbsp;
During my recovery time, I had lots of opportunity for quiet contemplation. I reviewed my life and realized how much energy I put into managing the pain. How it became the driving force as to what I would and wouldnrsquo;t do. I felt depressed, ashamed and embarrassed that my body, particularly my hip was deteriorating. I wondered how this happened to mehellip; Irsquo;m healthy, vibranthellip;nbsp; a healer and holistic health teacher, oh, and a fifty-something woman. This happens to humans! I decided to use an ancient mantra one of my teachers gave me a long time ago. ldquo;EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY, Irsquo;M GETTING BETTER AND BETTERrdquo;.
nbsp; With the right support, physically and mentally, the body knows what to do to heal itself! My visiting nurse and physical therapist came 3 times a week.nbsp; They both concurred Irsquo;m strong and have a positive attitude.
On separate occasions, they both mentioned healing is a state of mind and that my attitude was excellent.nbsp; I thought to myself, Irsquo;ve had years of preparation and practice at cultivating a positive attitude. And yet again,nbsp; I realized my life has presented me with this opportunity to walk my talk. So as I steadily forged through the healing process, I meditated
several times a day. I drank bone broth for deep nourishment and ate other yummy and healthy treats. I did my exercises that help me feel stronger, yet never pushed the process. I rested and rested more. I repeated in my mind again and again, EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY, Irsquo;M GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.
The first 2 weeks I received nurturing and love from text messages, prayers, calls, and a loving home support system and lots of ice.nbsp; I consciously decided that itrsquo;s my time to heal deeply.nbsp; It wasnrsquo;t until week three that I started being more social. I was still conserving my energy for my healing. Now having boasted a bit, I admit after only 1 month Irsquo;m not exactly ready to run a marathon but Irsquo;m well on my way. Irsquo;m feeling antsy. I set up a massage appointment for my healing body and ready to get back in my world. I walking better and better, I can drive again and Irsquo;m slowly starting to see clients and resume my weekly and monthly classes.
Spring is in the air and I have a new bounce in my step. The right perspective makes the impossible possible. Irsquo;m available for sessions. Receive a $10 off on your next appointment when you mention you read my recovery report! Come get a spring tune up and add bounce in your step! Check out my website for services, classes amp; events Irsquo;m holding in April and May. nbsp;