This is going to be a short post. Yesterday I got an A+ from Prof. Palmtree. Yay!
My hip is fully functional and I have only a slight limp, which he says will disappear with time. He also says that any groin pain is natural as that is where the joint is and that too will disappear as my muscles strengthen. Oddly though, he says that I don't need any more PT. I had already scheduled an appt at the clinic with the therapist who I like for next Sunday and I think I'll go anyway. It can't hurt, right?
The first things I had dreamed of doing today were going swimming and taking a long hot soak in the bathtub, but he vetoed both those activities. Apparently swimming carries the risk of slipping at the pool and it is still too soon to get down into the bathtub. Oh well. I'll have to wait another 6 weeks.
In the meantime, I will have to suffice with all the other things I can resume doing now: sit in a regular chair, bend over, tie my own shoes (still actually harder than it sounds!), sleep on my stomach, get in a car. What a relief!
And today, I'm leaving Ramat Gan for the first time in 6 weeks (Givatayim doesn't count). My friend V, is coming to pick me up and take me for lunch in the big city. Which reminds me...there is one more thing I need to resume. I haven't blow-dried my hair in the last 6 weeks (well there wasn't much need for it, was there?) so I better go & do that now so that V doesn't look like she's lunching with the Witch of the East.
p.s. after I posted this blog entry, I opened the balcony to water the flowers and saw that this sunflower had burst opened. The perfect image for my first day out, no?