I'm taking a page from my cousin Leah's book today and talking about gratitude.
I am grateful to live in Canada, where an elective surgery for replacing my hip with an artificial one is covered by health care.
I am grateful that Alberta Health Services & the Red Cross have a program called STELP (Short Term Equipment Loan Pool). So that I can get a walker and a bathing seat and grab bar for the tub, along with a raised toilet seat and handles to go with it, all without paying for it. I can then return it all in 3 months or less when I am finished and the next person can use them.
I am grateful to have good friends that are willing to take me to hospital and bring me into their home afterwards, so that I have help for the first few days after my release. They have already been helpful, running around with me to get the various pieces of equipment that I need, sitting in the Dr.'s office to learn what is going to happen with the surgery and afterwards. They will continue to be helpful for the next couple of months also, helping me with grocery shopping and whatever else I can't do alone.
I am grateful that my wait for surgery isn't any longer than the Dr. originally said it would be. Oh and here is an article on where I am having it done.
I am going in on Friday and probably won't post for awhile. I will let The Bag Lady know how things went, so check out her blog for news.
In the meantime, have a good week everyone!