Hi everyone. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and comments. I never got back online until today. My sister and I rarely left the hospital, only to eat, and we had so many things to look into. For the first three days, we actually thought we might lose her, but she's a tough one. On Tuesday, she rallied and started eating, speaking, asking questions, etc. She's only 4'9" (she used to be 5'1"), and I'm sure below her normal 98 pounds now, but she's strong and determined. Goodness at 93 years old, she's survived a partial hip replacement! Tuesday evening we moved her to a rehabilitaion facility for up to 3 months of rehab. Also that night, after raining all day with temperature hovering around freezing, it started snowing. My DH and I left for Akansas yesterday morning, and because of 3" of snow on top of ice, it was a bit intense at times, and our normal 8 hour trip took 10 hours. My sister and I texted all day on the trip home, and she said when she got to the rehab facility yesterday morning, my mother was dressed and sitting at one of the tables for four having breakfast. Talk about an amazing come-back. That was just her fourth day since surgery! I know we have a lot to deal with concerning mother's future, but for now we're taking it one day at a time.
We were late getting home and I had so much to do, so I was late going to bed, and now back to work to a covered up desk. I'm physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. I'm waiting to hear when my MRI is rescheduled, and I'm sorry to say that my knee is drastically worse. I probably -- between the massive parking lot, the cafeteria, the bathrooms, etc. -- walked easily 3 miles a day, plus two long, long days in the car not moving. So my knee is terribly swollen and it hurts. But I'm being pro-active about getting this fixed!
I'm not going to my WW meeting tonight, simply because I want to go home and go to bed. I was up 2 pounds on my scale this morning, but I did my best with eating out three meals a day for five days. I enjoyed reading all your posts today and catching up on how you are all doing. Again, thanks for all the positive thoughts.
"If you're lucky enough to live in the mountains, you're lucky enough."