A Day in the Life – Diary of a Hippie

Welcome to A Day In The Life - Diary of a Hippie. Here you will find a blog of diaries from surgeries and recoveries.  Also, a collection of light-hearted stories from a 'day in the life'. You can pick the category from the blog dropdown menu below.

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June is Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month. I wanted to share what it is like to live a life with Hip Dysplasia whilst helping to create a bit of awareness and insight also. A poem, expressing my life with Hip Dysplasia: A Life Without Hip Dysplasia   Considering a life without hip dysplasia, a life that’s not mine. Uncomplicated.

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Hippie’s Day Out I’ve been spoiled with a trip out this week… grocery shopping. It sounds like I’m joking, but I’m really not! With Himself working away, we had to ‘set me up’ with all the easy-to-make food we could get our hands on. It mostly consists of cooking vats of food and storing them

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This week’s post is a tribute to all those independent, living-alone, Hippies… a massive hats-off to you all.  It’s also not as ‘light-hearted’ as you’d normally find me, but I’ve been facing less light-hearted issues this week and battling old demons. The Implication of ‘alone’ Personally, I’ve always loved a bit of ‘alone’ time. But it

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Valentine’s Day aka “Thank you my love” Love it or loathe it, having someone to spoil, or to spoil you, is a delightful thing. However, when you’re pretty much housebound, otherwise completely reliant on someone else to get you here, there and everywhere, it can pretty much take the mystery out the romance. “Hey, my

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You’ll Never Walk Alone… Unless You Really Want To… I’ve felt ‘normality’ has been within my grasp this week. Making a meal, hot drinks… and taking my dog for a walk BY MYSELF! Taking Pooch out for a walk is ‘our’ thing… our time, which I was really starting to miss. If you have pets,

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What Do You Do When Your Help Needs Help? So what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to myself and Himself during this current setup? While I’m ‘out of action’ and where Himself takes up all duties that involve bending too far, heavy lifting, driving, cooking, carrying… need I go on? The Hippies among

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I have been genuinely surprised at how well I have been doing. From a Hip Dysplasia pain perspective, it’s gone, actually gone. All I have is post-op pain, but it’s a different sort of pain and one I know is going soon. The deep, sharp, grating, continuous burning ache has gone. Happy is certainly an

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What a week! I am now a Double-Hippie! Here I am in all my ‘shiny and new’ glory (a bit wonky, but I’ll straighten out with some hard work!). As much as there has been the usual routine of organisation-surgery-recovery, there have already been some memorable (…and some awkward!) moments… Leaving my dignity at the hospital door

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Boy, having a life dogged by pesky Hip Dysplasia really does have its shortcomings… one being devoting a lot of your time as an in-patient. Now nobody is fond of spending what feels like confinement under guard. (Okay, possibly a smidgen of an over-reaction there, I know – but seriously, they lock you in! I

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Today I have hit my 6 week mark!!!! Officially, it’s the beginning of the end of my restrictions! 🙂 So a Happy 6 Weeks to my Hip… I visited the doctor today and discussed where I was at and how I could work towards getting back to ‘normal’ (there’s that word again!).  We negotiated (because

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Categories : Right Hip Replacement Diary
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