Wednesday, March 16, 2011


My mom's hip operation was a success. She was wheeled into the operation theatre at 1.30pm yesterday, and by 5pm she was out and transferred to ICU. As I am writing this, she has just been moved back to the general ward - a sign that she is doing well post-surgery. The doctors say she should be discharged after a few more days of healing and physiotherapy.

To all Seniorsaloud readers who have been following the postings about my mom's hospitalization, and who have left comments, phoned or emailed me, I thank you for your concern. Your moral support kept my spirit up during the long hours sitting by my mom's bedside in the freezing hospital ward.

The road to recovery will be a long and slow one for my mom. If looking after my 85-year old mom was stressful before, it will be doubly challenging from now on. I welcome any sharing of personal experiences either on post-surgery healing, caregiving or home nursing care. Information especially from those who have been through a similar situation will help me tremendously in making better decisions.

My thanks also to friends and relatives who visited and cheered mom up. I shall keep you updated via email.


Starmandala said...

Glad to read this update! Blast of healing love xoxox

Anonymous said...

Recovery from hip surgery is a long journey. Give her a lot of support to get her walk again.

foodbin said...

back sores will set in if she lies face up on the bed too long-get her to lie on her side occasionally.

Unknown said...

Your Mom is blessed with a caring daughter in you.Recovery and rehabilitation takes time. Be strong.
Be patient.

Pak Idrus said...

Lily, sprinkle her with LOVE and she would recover sooner than you think.

It is always great to hear of such good news.

Take care.

seniorsaloud said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and encouragement. Deeply appreciated.

MMANoteBook said...

Lily - I stumbled across your post. I haven't been following but after having read it I wanted to say I am to hear your mother is doing well.
Take care.


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Tim Reed said...

So true, taking care of the elderly is a challenging task. However, hiring someone to help you take care of your mother will lighten up your load. Hopefully the recovery period will be swift and less painful. I've read a few articles about depuy hip recall going on. We just hope J&J has spared our family.

Best wishes. Tim @ depuy asr recall

jamie@hip replacement recall 2010 said...

hope for the fast recovery for your Mom. It was an inspiring story.