Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
For about the last year my mom has said her hips have been bugging her. Since Christmas she has gone DOWN hill, limping where ever she went. She's needed help walking up or down stairs and in the last few weeks she's needed help just walking. I cannot believe how just in the last week she has been utterly miserable. So yesterday she went in at 5:30am for a hip replacement surgery. So the sick and twisted human that am begged if i could watch.. The Doc. said "NO" shocker. So then i asked for them to film it so i could watch.. guess what he said.. "No!" So for my final plea i begged them to just take pictures for me.. again "NO" was the reply.. so I've been cruising online and looking at pictures.. so i have to share. I'll try and not put anything too graphic!!
This is a picture of a healthy hip joint. The cartilage this there to provide a cushioning for the joints. The cartilage can get worn down but also can ossify and turn into bone.
This is an X-RAY (not my mom..i wish though) of a hip joint that the cartilage has worn out. So the ball of the femur is right on the socket of the pelvis. Bone on bone.. OUCH!!
This isn't the exact thing (no i don't know what it's called) that they put into her leg.. but it's very similar. They take the HIP IMPLANT and literally hammer it into the femur. (OUCH) When they were putting it in my mom her femur it splintered. So it split. (OMGOSH) Then they put the last three parts into the socket and hook them together.
HOW AMAZING IS TECHNOLOGY??? LOVE IT!!
This is what the joint now looks like.. ARE YOU KIDDING?? If you aren't loving all this information... I'm sorry cuz it's freaking awesome!! So now my mom has be in the hospital for 3 days. For the next 5 weeks she can only put half her weight on it. She has to use a walker or crutches. Guess who's gonna be the "go-fer"
Well in case any of you wondered what happens in a hip replacement.. now ya know!! I had a hard time finding actual pictures of surgery!! Sorry I know you were looking forward to it!
So I'm going to hop on my soap box for a minute and tell you, It's been very hard to see my mother in so much pain. It's been hard to see her not being able to be active. She loves to be in her garden and spend time with the grand kids and she hasn't had the energy to do it.. she has been in too much pain. So take care of yourselves..(Preaching to the choir here) Eat more healthy, don't put you're body under stresses that it can't handle. get more massages(not kidding.. you'd be amazed at the difference you feel) and most importantly, get active. Don't sit in front of the TV all the time. Go ride bikes, go hiking, hell just walk around the block, it will make a HUGE difference. I'm not saying it will completely prevent the possibilities but it will make a difference in the final outcome!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So this last weekend i was able to catch not only 1 but 2 movies. I was so excited and so very proud. I am a huge movie buff! I love the movies. Back in the good ol' days when i had the time and the funds, i went to the movies a few times a week. On Friday mornings I'd start my day off by calling all 4 movie theaters to find out when every movie started. My friends would call me instead of the theater to find out what movies were were playing, when they started, what the new releases were for that week, or what a specific movie was about. I miss those days. So I'm going to share my opinion about the movies i saw. Reviewing movies is one of my favorite things to do!
The Bucket List
January 11th, 2008
Rating: PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes
Director: Rob Reiner
I'm not a big Jack Nicholson fan. He always plays a creepy man who psycho and rude and obnoxious. I wonder if he plays those characters because that's the way he is in real life.. Huh i don't know! Anyways. The Bucket List. For me, it was a little slow in getting started. It took me a while to get into but once i was captured, i fell in love with these two old men (not literally) and the friendship that they built in such a short amount of time. It was a lot funnier than i expected it to be too. I love a movie that you can be laughing your guts out and 2 seconds later bawling you're eyes out. This is one of those movies. It makes you take a step back and realize whats important and whats not.. In the end, it's you're closest friends and you're family that make life worth while!! I give it 4 outta 5 waffles. Yes, it was that good of a movie!
February 14, 2009
Rating: PG-13 for sequence of intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this movie. I had heard both good and bad things about it! It is a fun and intense movie. It's from the same director as the Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, both movies i was a big fan of. I knew there was going to be some really fun action scenes. Not as many as i hoped but they were still fun! I kept thinking man.. "i wish i was a jumper.. Life would be so easy. I wouldn't have to fly to Nate and Karissa in Cali.. i could just jump there." Defiantly not the depth of emotion to be felt as in The Bucket List, it's a man movie,, a thriller! The over all story line was pretty good. I think a little bit better character development would have been good and helpful. Maybe a little more info on jumpers as a whole would have been good too. They left it open for a 2nd one so i hope it's at least as good as this one!! I give it
3 waffles outta 5! Not too shabby!
Hopefully more movie reviews to come!