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4th Replacement Finished

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
It’s done.
My left hip was replaced yesterday at 1 pm.
That’s two new hips and two new knees in 13 months.
I’ve been cleared by the Surgeon and Physio to go home.
Now I just wait on the Nursing dept. to catch up....lots of discharges today.
 

linkster

Nunca dejes de creer!
Camino(s) past & future
Francés 05/17 brazo roto Portomarín
Francés 09/17, 09/18 SJPdP - Fisterra
Portuguese ~05/19
¡Deseo lo mejor!:D:cool:
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Congratulations - hopefully your convalescence will be rapid

Something to sing along the Way:

Cabeza, hombros,
Piernas, pies, piernas, pies
Cabeza, hombros,
Piernas, pies,
Ojos, oídos, boca y nariz.
Cabeza, hombros,
Piernas, pies, piernas, pies
 

Walli Walker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances '2009', Camino Portuguese from Porto '2015', Camino Ingles from Ferrol '2015', Finisterre and Muxia '2015'. Tentatively planning Camino from Granada '2017'.
Congratulations Penny. It must be fun going through the airport security with you!
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
Good healing Penny, and hopefully you will be on the path again. Taking it easy and picking flowers.
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
Your story is amazing! I'm a physiotherapist and can't imagine 4 replacements in a year:eek:! In private practice I of course see those patients whose recovery is slow but still. Hats off to you!

It also gives hope to others with hip or knee replacements who long to do the Camino.
My poor physiotherapist lives in stress with me. He’s says most of his post replacement patients have to be encouraged to exercise and keep moving. He says with me it’s a battle to hold me back. This ones going a little different then the last hip replaced July 2018. Now it’s only 5 days out but I still can’t lift my legs onto the bed or couch on my own. Usually I use a robe tie to assist...not this time the pain and swelling is just too great. I’ll get there.....❤👣
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
Greetings, Penny. I’ve had both knees replaced and one hip. Five days out from your surgery is not very long, as you probably already know. The best advice I received was that every surgery and the recovery from it is unique and has its own pace and needs. The other good advice was to be patient and allow recovery to take place on its own schedule. I’m sure you are already aware of all this, and I am repeating these thoughts just as a reminder and encouragement as you are getting better. Buen Camino.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Pennies become dollars. Inches become feet and yards... Likewise with centimeters and meters.

Concentrate on the small stuff. Entrust in the God of your faith and in yourself. It WILL all work out.

Hope this helps.
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
My poor physiotherapist lives in stress with me. He’s says most of his post replacement patients have to be encouraged to exercise and keep moving. He says with me it’s a battle to hold me back. This ones going a little different then the last hip replaced July 2018. Now it’s only 5 days out but I still can’t lift my legs onto the bed or couch on my own. Usually I use a robe tie to assist...not this time the pain and swelling is just too great. I’ll get there.....❤👣
In time. Be patient and talk to your body, thank it for all that you have gone through.

After I had pelvic and tibial plateau fractures and was wheelchair bound for 3 months my 2 therapists at the rehab center asked me if I had someone to set boundaries for me as I had none! I was so frustrated as they wouldn't even let me train my upper body as I would be too long in a sitting position. I guess that I was not the easiest patient ;)
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
My left hip one week old today.
In home physio came yesterday. She's seen me through most of my replacements including the last hip.
She could see and feel my frustration. I'm still requiring help to get my legs on the bed and couch.
She reminded me that while yes I've had two hip replacements this side is a completely different scenario. It was a violent dislocation..where the surrounding tissues were likely greatly damaged. It would be impossible for them not to be. Now those same tissues are being asked to support this replacement. Not to mention assist in the support of the rest of them.
Sometimes in depth discussion helps deal with the pain....and the why's ?
I've been warned to take it easy....not stand for long periods. Last night those warnings rang true.
I'd been standing less then 15 minutes prepping some Chia puddings for the coming days. ( yes John would've but I wanted to)
Suddenly I became very hot shedding my sweatshirt. Then instantly sweating profusely. ..dizzy...heart racing...I had to scream for John to help me to the couch I came very close to passing out. I felt marginally better within 5 minutes...but the sweats...while not as bad continued all night. Fearful it may have been partly the pain meds again...I went cold turkey all night. Took 1 long acting at 637 am.
So ....stern talking to by my sweet loving man..
.....go slow.....baby steps.....luckily this is the last one...so I must listen.....I have an amazing 2019 and beyond to look forward to.
Our cottage you've seen pictures of over the years ...also loved for almost 21 years now. Owned but shared by 5 families.
Beautiful Memories...but stresses too.
We take possession of our new cottage home on May 16th.
A time of New Beginnings. ...New Memories
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
..... I count my lucky stars every night. I always
Knew what John and I had was special...this past two years has just made us stronger.
More then that really...in June 2015 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. One week later skin cancer next to my nose. 4 removals..followed by topical Cemo.
Then my insistence on walking the 800 km Camino on my own in May 2016. He totally supported and encouraged me. One week after arriving home the dislocation of both hips . 4. Months later two extensive surgeries for my Lipedema. Then a diagnosis of Lyme and Co Lyme Babasia. Then months later they found my skin cancer returned. MOH surgery where a large tumour was removed from my face....incision from tear duct to nostril. Amazing can’t even tell....and best news ...cancer free !
Then two knee and two hip replacements in 13 months.
We’ve both become greyer....perhaps a little older looking ...with all the stresses....yet our Love which has always been STRONG only became Stronger.
Yes we have had horrible stresses but also successes
....and laughter.....lots of laughter.
He’s an Amazing Man and I’m a Very Blessed Women ❤

( the MOH surgery occurred before the Lipedema surgeries....impact the same )
 

Iriebabel

Iriebabel & the cyborg turtle
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte 26 March 2019
And still you survive and thrive. There must be a reason...because you are loved and yes because you are so special. Keep on trucking you can do it.

Im having issues with the heel spur and my left knee. If you have been reading my heel spur saga you will understand I know how you feel to some degree. And I have been where you are now at one time. You will overcome.♥ You are truly blessed and you have someone so special by your side. With him and faith you can do anything and accomplish everything... Cancer free WHAT!!!!! So amazing 🥳. You are strong and invincible you are a fighter. You are a Pilgrim a true Peregrina! Keep going...ONE Step always leads to another 💖.....I will be thinking of you as the cyborg turtle (my knee brace) and i dance up the hills of the Norte and the heel spur continues to turn....we will never stop! 🥰
 

Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
Thank you
And yes I have been following you.
The biggest thing in all this is to not give up...stay strong and surround yourself with those that love and support you.
I was married for 4.5 years to a very abusive narcissistic man. Had my two daughters with him.
He has them and my 6 grandchildren believing that this is all for attention.
The M. S. The Lipedema the Lyme The cancer and the dislocations are all fabricated by me for attention.
I wish.
Believe me I know how crazy it all sounds.....I was extremely healthy...a fitness competitor.....until all this started.
Would I wish for it to be different....yes.
So do I love them yes.....always will.....but I can’t focus on them
8 years on my own after....and this summer we will celebrate 26 wonderful years married.......my ex......still alone
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
My left hip one week old today.
In home physio came yesterday. She's seen me through most of my replacements including the last hip.
She could see and feel my frustration. I'm still requiring help to get my legs on the bed and couch.
She reminded me that while yes I've had two hip replacements this side is a completely different scenario. It was a violent dislocation..where the surrounding tissues were likely greatly damaged. It would be impossible for them not to be. Now those same tissues are being asked to support this replacement. Not to mention assist in the support of the rest of them.
Sometimes in depth discussion helps deal with the pain....and the why's ?
I've been warned to take it easy....not stand for long periods. Last night those warnings rang true.
I'd been standing less then 15 minutes prepping some Chia puddings for the coming days. ( yes John would've but I wanted to)
Suddenly I became very hot shedding my sweatshirt. Then instantly sweating profusely. ..dizzy...heart racing...I had to scream for John to help me to the couch I came very close to passing out. I felt marginally better within 5 minutes...but the sweats...while not as bad continued all night. Fearful it may have been partly the pain meds again...I went cold turkey all night. Took 1 long acting at 637 am.
So ....stern talking to by my sweet loving man..
.....go slow.....baby steps.....luckily this is the last one...so I must listen.....I have an amazing 2019 and beyond to look forward to.
Our cottage you've seen pictures of over the years ...also loved for almost 21 years now. Owned but shared by 5 families.
Beautiful Memories...but stresses too.
We take possession of our new cottage home on May 16th.
A time of New Beginnings. ...New Memories
Bless you, Penny. Thinking of you every day.
 

Iriebabel

Iriebabel & the cyborg turtle
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte 26 March 2019
Thank you
And yes I have been following you.
The biggest thing in all this is to not give up...stay strong and surround yourself with those that love and support you.
I was married for 4.5 years to a very abusive narcissistic man. Had my two daughters with him.
He has them and my 6 grandchildren believing that this is all for attention.
The M. S. The Lipedema the Lyme The cancer and the dislocations are all fabricated by me for attention.
I wish.
Believe me I know how crazy it all sounds.....I was extremely healthy...a fitness competitor.....until all this started.
Would I wish for it to be different....yes.
So do I love them yes.....always will.....but I can’t focus on them
8 years on my own after....and this summer we will celebrate 26 wonderful years married.......my ex......still alone
You hit the nail on the head...focus on your blessings. 😃. you will be back on the camino...in fact you already are on it.... in sprit ☺
 

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