Re: Depression has set in - 4 weeks post THR
Oh, my dear Susan:
I sure hope your Mother can stay for an extra week.
I guess if I were you, and of course I am not, I would use a walking aid at home, crutch or whatever, when you are tired and feel the need. I sure don't see the sense in trying to be some kind of hero and doing without the support when you feel you need it. Have you had a walker at all? I came to just love my walker - they give you such even support and I could really zip around on that. It has wheels and I still use it in the middle of the night for safety, since I have a kitty that I don't want to stumble over.
Susan, I think you are expecting too much of yourself. A hip replacement is major surgery and any surgery requires whatever time it requires for each person.
I am a Grandma now, and only had one child. If I had had six, I would be crying too, even without a hip replacement! Kids are hard work!
So please, give yourself some slack. Don't be so hard on yourself. Take all the help that is offered. Hugs to you, dear.
Last edited by Silver Swan; 11-13-2008 at 05:54 PM.