Sunday, 4 August 2013

Two steps forward, one step back

I had planned on giving you a tour of my sewing room this week.

As it's been seven weeks since my hip op I was hoping once I'd seen the Prof on Friday he would give me the all clear for my room to be no longer be out of bounds.

Unfortunately there has been an unforeseen turn of events. I've dislocated my hip !!!!!

According to the Prof it's probably been like this for about three weeks. Normally when it pops out the patient instantly knows as the leg goes very limp and they are in excruciating pain.

In my case I had no pain at all and having had a limp leg for four years I didn't notice anything untoward.

Given that bending, twisting, stretching too far are the major causes of hip dislocation I felt so ashamed as I thought it was my fault. I had tried to be good, I really had!!!! The Prof, however, reassured me that I hadn't done anything wrong. According to the x-rays it had just slipped out by itself.

To pop it back into place it does mean though another short stay in hospital. Had he not 'promised to take the children on holiday' he would have done it yesterday so I'm back at the King Edward on 13th.

The Prof is hopeful I'll only be in a day or two, then it'll be back to the no stretching, etc all over again !!!!!

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.


  1. Sorry about the hip. I had heard that dislocations could happen after a replacement (You and Yours on Radio 4 I think). Hopefully you'll be up and running soon.

  2. So sorry about your hip. Hopefully you will recover quickly and can get back into your sewing room again soon. I look forward to having a tour :-)
    Take Care

  3. Oh boo boo and boo - hospital again :(
    Hope it is only a couple of days - best wishes.
    Look forward to seeing your craft room soon! x

  4. Oh, no! Just when you have been progressing so well. how very frustrating for you. The Craft Room tour can wait, your recovery can't, so good luck. Hope you have a good, restful, week.

  5. Oh poor you. You must be pretty fed up, and having to wait for it to be done. Hope you are better soon.

  6. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I am glad that you are not in pain however although you must be so very fed up. Have you got lots of nice crafty things to keep you occupied?

    1. Don't worry I've still got lots of things to keep me busy... xx

  7. Hi Gertie, I am so sorry to hear about your hip. I do hope that it will soon be over and you will be back on the road to a fast recovery!

  8. Sorry to hear about your set back. I guess it is a way to learn patience.

  9. Oh I was so sorry to read your hips slipped out of place. I was glad to read you didn't have any pain though. Hope the op goes well and you won't be in for long. I will look forward to your post on your sewing room.
    Take care. Ali x

  10. Extra hugs from me too, it must be really frustrating to have to go back into hospital again. As for showing everyone your craft room don't worry - we'll all still be here when you're able to get back in there and show us around.

  11. That's such a shame :( How frustrating for you? Thankfully you weren't in any pain though. You WILL get back into that sewing room one day, and it will be so worth waiting for. Hope your little stay in hospital goes well :)

  12. Booo to hospital stays, but hopefully it won't be for too long and you will soon be out doing cartwheels ;)

    Jan x

  13. awww bless you! i hope you will feel better soon. look after yourself x

  14. oh my goodness! poor you! :/ At least there is a plan in place to get you on track again, I guess you'll just have to be patient a little while longer... i can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you though, i really hope your recovery speeds along after this! x

  15. Oh dear, you poor thing - at least it didn't hurt! Hope the next hospital stay goes smoothly and then you're properly back on the road to recovery! Simmi x