Irene still can’t bend over, she needs my help to get in and out of bed, and she still hasn’t managed to make herself a meal yet. But she *can* walk across a field on crutches and hug her horse 🙂
Actually, Irene is doing really well. Yes, I have to give her help, and there are times when I feel over-extended because of all the chores she used to do which now land in my incapable hands. But the rate at which Irene is improving makes me feel really good. The hip pain is pretty much gone- now its just a matter of rebuilding the muscles and connective tissue so she can restore mobility. The surgery results are impressive…and so is Irene!