Sundays on Silverado #196

Evie and Hayden

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Friends, please let me apologize for not posting Sundays on Silverado last week. In nearly 4 years of hosting this link party, this is the very first party I’ve missed.

Last week was extremely rough.

I had my second of a double hip replacement, 11 weeks apart, and this one was so much harder than the first. I was completely unprepared for that. The first one was painful, but manageable. The second one had me in 10/10 pain for the couple of days following surgery. The second night I was home, I was in so much pain that I was vomiting, sweating, shaking, and my heart was racing. It was so terrible, I thought I might have to call 911.

Thankfully, things have settled a bit, but the pain is still far worse than the first surgery, and it’s taking much longer to heal.

Then, a very close friend who had been battling cancer contacted me to tell me that there was nothing else that could be done, and she was being moved to hospice.

Even though I was only 5 days post-op, I managed to make it to hospice to spend a couple of hours with her before she passed the very next morning. My heart is broken, and the link party just wasn’t my priority.

Thankfully, my daughter and the kids came to visit for just a few hours last week, which helped my spirits, and although my hip is still very painful, it’s getting a bit better day by day.

So today, I’m keeping things simple, but still inviting you to share your creativity with us. Browsing your posts will be a welcome distraction while I’m still mostly stuck at home recovering and grieving.

I promise to catch up on features when I am able.

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25 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #196

  1. Dear Niky,
    I am so sorry for all you’ve been facing during this time away! I hope by now the pain is subsiding somewhat and that you are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel as you recover from hip surgery. The loss of a friend runs deep and I’m praying for you and your friend’s family as you mourn and celebrate the life of someone so beloved! I’m glad that your grandkids were able to provide a much needed bright spot in your day! I’m guessing that Evie looked so adorable in her dance costume! Take care of YOU!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting!! I hope you’re feeling better soon. Sending hugs and prayers.

  3. Oh Niky! I hope you’re feeling better soon. Give yourself the grace to recover and don’t worry we will all still be here. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. Life is fragile. Stay well. XO- MaryJo

  4. I am so sorry to hear what you’ve been going through – either the terrifying pain OR the loss of such a dear friend would make for an absolutely terrible week; to experience both is truly awful. Hope things are improving for you!

  5. Niky,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers as you are recovering from your hip surgery. The bright faces of your grandchildren will help you recover. We will all be here were you are recovered and ready to come back.
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much, Helen. It’s been a truly difficult week, but we did have some happy things as well–college graduation for youngest son, and dance recital for sweet Evie. I was able to make both, with the help of pain meds and a cane, but I’m glad I didn’t have to miss these two very important family events. 💕

  6. Niky, I am so sorry that this last hip replacement was so much more painful and rough. You will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery and no more pain, nausea, etc. My heart goes out to you that you also lost your friend. I am so glad that you were able to visit with her before she passed away. Wishing you all good things as you continue to heal. – Patty

  7. Dear Nicky
    I am so sorry to hear that your second hip replacement has been more painful than your first. Take all the time you need to heal!
    I am also sad to hear about your close friend’s passing. We also have a close friend presently in hospice and he is not up to visitors so we keep in touch by text with his wife to give her comfort.
    Cherish every day! Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Pat, losing friends like this is so painful, and sometimes just doesn’t seem fair. I will pray for you and your friend as well as they/you navigate the hospice experience. Thank you so much for your kind words. They are truly appreciated. 💕

  8. Sorry to hear you were in so much pain! Sending healing vibes for a quick recovery. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Niky, I knew you must have had a difficult surgery when you didn’t post last Sunday. I’m sending prayers for God’s hand on your hip and your heart and for your friend’s family. love, Debra

  10. I feel for you with your hip replacement. I had one about 1-1/2yrs. ago. It also really wasn’t that big of a deal, but my KNEE was! It was my left hip (fell over the coffee table & fractured it), but my left knee has been telling me it wants to be replaced for several years and I keep saying NO (and getting steroid shots every 3 months). When I had the hip replacement, I couldn’t have steroid shots b/c they delay healing of my hip, so it was my KNEE that was the problem ~ and I couldn’t do most of the PT for my hip then either! After 6 weeks though, when I could finally get the steroid shot, it was like magic and now I’m just about 90% (too old to be 100% again ~ lol). Only silly problem is that I’m too thin and the new hip sticks out a little (didn’t have one small enough). No one can tell, but I can tell! ** Anyway, hang in there and just tell yourself that 6 months from now, this will all be a fading memory.

  11. So sorry for your loss, Niki. It’s very hard to lose a friend. Hope your hip heals quickly and you are back on your feet soon.

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