Well, December 2, 2013 I received my new hip. My recovery has been crazy quick. I was up and moving with a walker the first several days. When I was released, a day early mind you, I began walking with a cane. Then shortly after I began walking on my own. I was medically cleared by Dr. Lochow this past Thursday to go back to regular activity. I can't say enough about how awesome St. Mary's Hospital and Scott Orthopedic has been. They treated me exceptionally well throughout my whole experience. I'm sure the fact that I'm only 36 helped, but the way at which I 'bounced back' was partially their responsibility. From day one they knew what to expect and what to tell me when I had questions in regards to....well, anything.
I am looking forward to getting back to school and regular activities. All art lessons will be starting back up the week of Jan. 6, 2014. 2014 is going to be a great year.