Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Proper Walker Attire

No, I'm not talking about proper walker attire to be one of the Walking Dead for Halloween!  
Even though we do watch that show and is our family night main event (yes, we as a family are slightly off)  

I'm talking about what to wear when you are in a difficult situation.  I'm still on this damn walker but at least I've upgraded to the rolator 5000.  I was able to wear a pair of knee high boots one time and the Man bitched the whole time.  He was so afraid that I would hurt myself.  I felt like they were fine I just didn't like that he had to put on and then take off the right one.  Things like that are embarrassing but not as bad as having to ask him to help me get up off the toilet.   
Anybody that has had any kind of surgery knows what I'm talking about.

The latest news is that my hip isn't healing properly.  Not to go into a lot of medical mumbo jumbo which 1/2 I don't understand and the rest you don't want to hear about!  I'll just say that  when you have hip surgery vs. a hip replacement the chances are pretty high that the hip ball joint won't heal properly.  The bottom line for me is that is exactly what my Doctor believes is happening.  I had a CT scan last week and will get confirmation Thursday that I will now have to have my hip replaced.  The only little ray of sunshine is that after replacement surgery the recovery time is nothing compared to what I've been dealing with.  If you take anything away from my experience and ever are in the position to have pins or replacement............Go for the replacement.  Don't even think twice.  Well, maybe twice but not three times.

I haven't posted lately because I've honestly not felt like it.  Even though I've lost 10 lbs since my surgery I just felt kind of lop sided.  Now that I look at my picture I now know it isn't my imagination.  My right leg which is the one that I smashed up is a lot bigger than my left one.  It's amazing what you can see in a photo that you don't see in the mirror.
I did my best in this picture but, it's kind of difficult to set up the tri pod then scramble (not a current doable action for me) to the other side of the room.  Most of the photos just look like a green blur (just goes to show you how little movement can cause a blur!) Finally, I gave up and just went with the best of the worst.  I really just wanted to say hi because I miss all of you.

Also, I opened a teeny, weeny, Etsy shop.  Right now I just have some vintage items listed but as soon as I can get out and thrift I have lots and lots of sketches of things I want to up-style   Wish me luck and stop by sometime.

Have a good week.  Maybe if those walkers from the Dead used my Rolator 5000 they would have a better chance of escaping...........Just a thought!

Linking up with  Patti for Visible Monday and Glamamom for Monday Mingle

P.S.  If anybody can explain to me how to get my Etsy page to show up in a tabbed page on blogger I would appreciate it.  I can only get the items to show up as is at the top, side and bottom of the post.  I can get a page tab but can't get the items on the page.....Make sense??  Also I can't get rid of all the blank space.


  1. Hi Tammy, so sorry to hear your hip isn't healing properly! Being movement-impaired is a bummer. Just so you know, I had hip replacement surgery four-and-a-half years ago, and it was the best thing I've ever done for myself (I had arthritis, not a break). There was almost no pain afterward, and within a few days I was cruising around with just a cane. I don't think you'll be sorry to get the replacement. Best of luck to you, and you look great considering what you've been going through!

  2. Glad you're back ... do you you have enough on your plate, do you think? You're looking effortlessly chic here, so that at least is working! How fun to build a shop at Etsy ... pretty things. Good luck on all that's going on!

  3. It's good to see you again, and I'm so sorry you're having a rough go of it. If it's any consolation at all -- and any surgery sucks by definition -- everybody I've ever known to have a hip replacement has healed really quickly and it's gone very well. MUCH easier than knee replacements

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  4. Oh Tammy,
    So sorry to hear you're not healing well. Let's hope and pray that hip replacement will do the trick and you'll be up and about very soon. You look great even after what you've been thru.
    Sending big hugs your way!

  5. Tammy, I honestly think you look great! But, I do understand that you have to get things done right. I will pray for you and your replacement and that it is smooth as une femme's was. Hang in there...you will be running laps around all of us soon!

  6. I think you look amazing with what you have been through and will have to go through again. By the way, that is a heck of a way to lose weight! I sure wish that you were well and able to get around the way I know you want to.

    The green looks really pretty on you!

  7. I entirely understand your state of mind. Had my cast removed on Monday. Had thought my left wrist would look all withered, but actually my left wrist, like your leg, is bigger than the other. When you are dependent on another person to dress, suddenly autonomy becomes more important than appearance. Now, I'm off to check out your Etsy!

  8. love the scarf, and sorry to hear about your next impending surgery. but you know you can recover from the more difficult one so the replacement should be a piece of cake!

    on etsy the column down the left has a "promote" section with a link to etsy mini. you can size the right amount of thumbnails and then copy the code right into a new page on blogger. for some reason mine isnt showing up again in the edit mode, but its there when the page is live

  9. Well--i think you look wonderful!!1 I am so sorry to hear that you'll need more surgery!
    How is the new grandbaby???

  10. It's good to see you, Tammy. Sorry to hear about the needed hip replacement, but things will probably go much smoother once that's done.
    Love your scarf and vest colors.

  11. I'm so sorry you are having a rough time now, and I know what you mean about hating to need help for simple things like bathing and dressing. Been there! I wrecked a knee in a motorcycle accident in college, and getting my independence back was a looooong process.

    Wishing you a speedy, yet stylish, recovery!

  12. This is te first time I've read your blog and am loving it. It took me a while to figure out why te walker, but now that I knw please let me tell you that hip replacement surgery is a much, much easier recovery tan what you are going through and it is, I believe, the most successful ortho surgery out there. I have two resurfaced hips - slightly different and often not available for women in North America - and they are fabulous. I am currently recovering from bunion surgery and can't wait to get into some fabulous shoes and boots in a we weeks. Love your style and look forward to following your adventures in recovery and beyond.
    You will be dancing before you

  13. Tammy I am really truly sorry to hear of this. I am still having my own issues with my surgery from last march. It really changed things for me both spiritually and physically. Thank God for your sense of humor and strength. You will come out better, stronger with a different appreciation for the little things. I will pray for you! Thinking of you! Dawn suitcase vignettes xo