Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Dear Old Mom - Again
My dear old mother is at it again. She fell and broke her hip yesterday. She's in the Hershey Medical Center having surgery for a hip replacement today, Wednesday. Poor thing is in a bunch of pain again. It was a "classic hip fracture" the Orthopedic surgeon told us. They call it a femoral neck break where the ball at the top of your femur snaps off. She'll be getting that ball replaced with a new one. The hip socket is ok and will not be replaced. It's an 8-12 week recovery. So guess who gets to cook, clean, and wash clothes for my parents again for the next couple weeks? It's all a test... and of course I want to pass so I'll study hard. No, the training for TSE will not let up. I can get a LOT of biking in from 4:00 am to 7:00ish, and have an entire day to do everything else. With a little luck, mom will be back on her feet just about the time it will start to get nice out. She knows I'm "in training" and appreciates how much I need to ride. So she'll be very flexible with me helping her and riding. Rick is a sweetheart too and will take care of stuff here at our house (keeping things straightened up, cooking for himself, etc). Life is STILL good!