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Titia Geertman
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0 posted 10-03-2006 07:34 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


I was allowed to go home one day sooner than planned. I've been a good patient they told me.

I'm glad to be home again, though there will be no hip hopping for a while. But....I can walk with my sticks, can go up the stairs too and that's quite enough for now.

Can't sit too long at the pc though, tell you all about it soon.

Thanks for all the good wishes.

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Marge Tindal
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1 posted 10-03-2006 08:19 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Titia~
This is the BEST NEWS I've had all day~

You take care .. I 'knew' you'd find your way up those stairs !!!

LOVE YOU~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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SmartChick
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2 posted 10-03-2006 08:58 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Oh good, Titia. I am so glad you are okay. Take it easy, and don't over do it. Sending you a big knuffle.
Enchantress
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3 posted 10-03-2006 09:15 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Oh I am so pleased it's all done and you will
be dancing again real soon Titia!
You take care and keep us posted!
nakdthoughts
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4 posted 10-04-2006 06:35 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I have been waiting to hear how the operation went. So glad you were able to take the time to tell us Titia..now make sure you do what is best for you.

hugs
M
sandgrain
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5 posted 10-04-2006 03:17 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Prayers for subsiding pain and fast healing are being said right now.

God bless,
   Rae
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6 posted 10-04-2006 07:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Welcome Home, Titia!  I don't doubt that you were a very good patient...and I'll bet you never asked them to do more than you wouldn't do for yourself, either!  

Heal fast, heal well...

and share when you can!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in a speedy recovery.



Martie
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7 posted 10-18-2006 07:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Titia...I'm sorry I missed this news earlier...I'm glad you are feeling well enough to be on those sticks and moving around a bit!!  
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Of course you were a good patient...you are THE DUTCHIE!! What did they expect?????
iliana
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Will wait to hear more good news.  Very curious about the procedure.....jo
Titia Geertman
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10 posted 10-21-2006 04:53 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Thanks everybody for the good wishes.

Procedures were:

Wednesday Sept. 27
Admission to the hospital. Got a one time radiation treatment in order to get the metal growing into the bone quicker than it would with medication.

Thursday Sept. 28
Operation at 7.30am. Woke up 'round noon I think, quite painful it was my leg and in the evening they discovered why: the pain med wasn't dripping well. Didn't sleep much that first night.
They used a fairly new method called ARS resurfacing, which means they didn't cut off my bone head, but covered it with a meatal cap pinned into the bone and a metal cup. It's mainly used for sporters but as my bone structure was good enough I got it too.

Friday Sept. 29
Got out of bed and walked a bit with the sticks. Once I knew it was ok, I could go to the bathroom by myself. Got my first fysiotherapy.

Saturday Sept. 30
Walking around a bit, resting a lot, reading Sunshine's beautiful book. Got my fysiotherapy and my first tour on the bike. Late afternoon Henk took me downstairs to the cafetaria where I could smoke a cigarette. He told me other visitors would come and suddenly my youngest daughter and her girlfriend who live way up North, came walking in. Appeared she had to play a play off softball game half way and they decided to come visit me. That was a big surprise.

Sunday Oct. 1
I confiscated a hospital wheelchair and wheeled myself down to the cafetaria now and than to read a bit, smoke a bit, enjoying watching people. Do my fysio chores, watched some telly.

Monday Oct. 2
I had been alone in the room for the weekend and loved it. Monday morning I got a new roommate, a lady who had to undergo the operation too and who was very afraid. She talked contineously and when the hospics took my wheelchair to move patients around, I thought 'My God, what am I doing still here, I want out'. So when the head nurse asked me when I would go home, I said 'Hopefully today' and that seemed no problem at all, me being alright walking with the sticks and all. So I called Henk and late afternoon I was at home, where the medical home care had put a special bed for me in the living room and an adapter on the toilet so I could sit high like on a throne.

Since then I get fysiotherapy every day at home for about 6 weeks and I didn't realize how soft the muscles in my left leg had become after a few years of keeping its movements on a low level.

I have to inject myself daily in my belly with some stuff which will prevent me from getting thrombosis. No big deal, I inject my own sheep too, so why not myself. Small needle, don't even feel it, but must be very alert to do it at the same time every day.

That's about it. It all is progressing way too slow for my taste of course, but I know it needs time to heal and get my muscles sharpened again.

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

hoot_owl_rn
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Glad to hear you're home. Heres praying for a quick recovery
Ruth
 
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