Monday, October 6, 2008
Labor Day Weekend: During the long weekend, the big event was that I left my hospital room and moved to Marshall Hale, the rehabilitation building next door. From the first day after surgery, I had been taking hesitant steps. Physical therapists and occupational therapists worked with me a couple of times a day to get me out of bed and teach me techniques for dressing myself, showering, etc. following surgery. My first efforts were tentative and gingerly, but surprisingly not punctuated by pain. One of the biggest surprises for me with my hip replacement was that I did not feel pain. Second surprise: the hospital food was surprisingly good. Who knew?!