Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am glad I can have surgery

My hip socket didn't heal nice and round after my accident and surgery last May. See Broken Pelvis. So I am having my left hip replaced. Originally the ball part at the end of the femur had little damage. But walking on it with the non-round socket sure damaged it, so the replacement is total. Thank God this is mature technology. I meet and hear about people everywhere who have had replacements and every story is positive. I am glad the right solution is available for me. When I feel sorry for myself I think about the stories I know like the following from this week in Seattle. I am alive and supporting my family by working. Life is pretty good. (Though I am tired all the time!) UW lecturer dies after bicycle accident | Seattle Times Newspaper:
A cyclist who suffered head injuries after she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood died early Friday in Harborview Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed. The victim was identified as Carol Salomon, 60, a University of Washington faculty lecturer. The woman was taken to Harborview after the accident at North 56th Street and First Avenue Northeast, just before 10:30 a.m. Police said the victim, who was traveling south, was not wearing a helmet.
A helmet might have saved her life and might not. A cyclist can land on his head and break his neck while wearing a helmet. I always wear one; I won't take the chance.

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