Monday, December 21, 2009

My Wish Come True.......(and another Welcome!)

....this past Saturday I was released from the hospital, walking good (but VERY SLOOOOOOW), had a wonderful drive home with DH in the snowfall, a quick stop for burgers and finally, home for the Holidays!
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers; I cannot begin to say thanks individually because I know I would miss someone, but when I opened my e-mailbox and watched the overflow of messages, from individuals, from FB posts, the mail on the table when I got in the was truly overwhelming.
Now I have to brag a bit on the facility I was at, due to the *vault-of-horror* experience I went through earlier in the year at "Brand-X Hospital".
The  proceedure was done at Orthopaedics North East on the Parkview North Campus in Fort Wayne. (my surgeon was Dr. Harris, who has officially earned the Anne-Lockard-Says-YOU-ROCK!-Award) I have never in my life had the pleasure of meeting so many fine, well educated, caring people--a professionally run organization, but individual care and concern, from the cleaning staff and dietary, thru the Chaplains and MAs right up to each and every RN and Doctor/ my favorites, Physical and Occupational Therapy. (simply because they, ultimately, were the ones who gave me the mobility and dressing skills to come home and torment my gentle readers again! LOL!) So a stay for a major surgery was as pleasant as it could possibly be......Yeah, that sounds odd but it is true.
As to my computer time? Limited. I need to be mobile as much as possible and do my exercises. That's cool. We all have things to do right now and DH is not--I repeat--NOT going to let me out in the snow with the camera balanced on the walker.......ahem......There are many things I will have to relearn mobility wise and work wise, and that is for a bit later so no studio and frankly, I'm not even sure if I can figure out properly sitting to do ATCs. That's cool.

The best thing yet, the biggest present (and why the surgeon rocks):

I am back to a 34" inseam on both legs!!!! My surgeon was able to get the right leg back to what it was before the Abomnible Dr. Phibes worked on me, so I literally am learning to rebalance, etc. But I am soooo happy!!!! (okay, I never was too well balanced in the first place but we won't discuss that since it had nothing to do with the leg...SNARF!)
That's it Kiddies; comments are ON, I may not be able to reply to each but they will all be read and, dang, there is no place like Blog for the Holidays!!!! <:-)
I am so blessed and I wish the same for all of you, and of course......


P.S. Welcome to wackysaks.....and I apologize for this being at the bottom, but I still have *hospital-head* and had to do it while the thought was in the brain........before it completely dribbled out.....and I love your bags!


Anonymous said...

Hey...Hey... So glad you surfaced!! The blogs just weren't the same without you!!
Was thinking about you so much as I Hate...Hate...Hate going in for any kind of surgery & I have had more than my share of ..." just relax..."
Please take care with your walker & don't try to do too much!!
Love You My Friend!!

yoborobo said...

Welcome home, Anne!! What fabulous, wonderful news, and what a lovely Christmas present to all of us who love you. :))) So be good, and do your exercises, or Santa will bring you a lump of coal! haha! I'm so happy you are home and it went so smoothly. Merry Christmas to you and Gary! love, Pam

audrey said...

Been checking on here everyday. It is SOOOO good to have you back. Thank the Lord all went well and you are healing now at home. HOME. What a great place to be!!! The surgery is behind you now, Anne. Take care and don't rush back into things.
Love you.

marianne said...

so glad that everything went well! enjoy your holiday!

Quilt Rat said...

Surgery over....and SUCCESSFUL! what could be better. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Hope he did not straighten you out completely. I like folks who are just a wee bit unbalanced LOL

Anonymous said...

OMG!...I was so thrilled to see you in here this morning,Anne! I guess we have all been watching ..
and cheering you on!
I am loving what you're saying...
about the whole happy for you that all went good...We will be relieved now and let you get on with your recovery...coming in here only as you can...thank you so much for the good news!..wooohooo!
XOXO, gypsy

Bunny said...

Anne I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well and you are on the mend. Take care and do not do too much. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi All!!

So glad to be back and *chat*! Don't worry, it was only the leg that got straightened...not my warped sense of humor! LOL! You've not escaped that! It's still intact, VERY intact!
I even picked up a new follower and forgot to post a welcome on that....the brain is still at half mast, but otherwise, okay.
Anyway, personal replies when I can! Have missed y'all and blogging!!!

XXOO!!! (((HUGS!!!)))

Vicki M. said...

Good to know you are doing so well. Keep up the exercises.

I could tell you how fasten that camera to the walker, but I don't want your DH hunting me down!

Deborah said...

Welcome back, Anne! You were missed and prayed for every day. I love that phrase you just place like the blog for the holidays! **blows merry kisses** Deb

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy your back home!! I will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery. It was good to see your post this morning. HUGS and love ~ Tammy

Jan said...

Welcome back and I am so relieved to hear from you that you are doing well! Love you!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Sooo glad to see you home and on the hop for Christmas.

Now, don't go overdoing it and please refrain from taking your camera out in the snow.
I'm sure DH wont mind taking a picture or two for you!

Always great to read your humerous blog posts.
I hope the hospital staff are also reading your great post!

Merry Christmas with lots of remedial excercises.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

So glad that your hospital experience was superior to your previous trial! I know that I'm always so glad that my doctors use the first rate hospital here in New Haven, and not the Yale School Hospital, which isn't as pleasant to stay.

NOw, don't push it! Do just as much as the doctor orders - no more, no less!!!! Or I'll have to come all the way to Peru and speak sharply to you!

Lots of welcome home hugs from me.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hooray! Glad to hear everything went well and that you're home and recuperating nicely. We certainly did miss you while you were gone, but somehow I suspect you brightened the hospital and that's a good thing for them. Take care of you and Merry Christmas!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Wings of white light are flying to you as you regain your strength with your new body parts! Have a very merry Christmas with DH and know there will always be more pictures to take. Try you hand at small soft sketches and simple quiet words to express your appreciation for the beauty in the world that artists recognize while the rest of the world walks right on by without a notice or pause in appreciation. I am so happy you are home dear friend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Please do not try to reply to everyone's comments...continue to heal and make your sacred marks...they are so precious! Heal woman so we can dance in the future to our own music! You are so loved! Mary Helen PEACE always!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks all for your thoughts and taking time to stop by; and Tristan, I think I will misbehave just to get you here!!! LOL!!!
Doing well, feel good and have to go get some breakfast soon.
Love to y'all....will be soooooo glad when I can piddle out here as I wish!


di from di-did-it said...

What stellar news! YAY!!!! happy dance... no you don't get to dance yet... we'll dance for ya until you can... lol... if you could only see what a sight this is... even my dog is laughing... the cats are just shaking their heads as usual... stick with your exercises & do as your told (at least try, k?) :)

Good to have you back

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