Total hip replacement

Welcome to a random post about our life right now!

This morning I was supervising exercises … looked painful and there are a lot of exercises to do.
But then if you think about it – it’s going to be painful. When you have a bone cut off and a metal shaft jammed down your femur to replace the damaged and worn out ball-joint, and they also replace the socket. It’s going to hurt, a lot, there is no way around that.
There is massive and impressive (painful) bruising on Geoff’s hip (at the back) and his foot is bruised as well. Never mind the incision site … that’s nearly a 6 inch wound down the front of his hip.


When you see stuff written down about hip replacement, it sounds kinda innocuous – “Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial ball and socket joint”
Doesn’t seem too bad as long as you don’t think about how they do it and the then the reality of the toll it takes on someone who is fit and otherwise healthy.

Luckily the healing is going well, Geoff is getting better every day. But then he’s tough, healthy, and fit. He finished off 5 months of work with a 7 day week prior to surgery. Not bad with a completely stuffed hip and the ‘good’ hip needs replacing as well! (He’s a carpenter so it’s not a desk job!)

We did have a big surprise though on our way home from the hospital – stopped in to fill his prescriptions and discovered one of them is injectable! Would’ve been nice if the hospital had mentioned that and MADE SURE I knew how to give a subcutaneous injection – but it wasn’t even mentioned! Hence, our surprise.

Luckily I do know how to administer a subcutaneous injection into the stomach. But no one checked apart from the chemist! Bit late by that stage when the patient needs the blood thinning medication and it arrived in pre-loaded syringes.

Well, I’ve given 3 so far and Geoff says it’s okay and the last one was better than the first. By the time I’ve given the next 30+ I should be amazing at it!! Maybe that’s part of my super powers?

In other news: Metabyte is now available for purchase in the USA, along with all 10 byte novels (paperback). Check out the “paperback” page on this site for details.

Do I like you?

Welcome to ‘things I think about on my way to work’ Wednesday.

There’s a chance I do like you. A very good chance.

About the only time the answer will be an outright no, is if you are a digital pirate. If you are, you can fuck right off and get your sticky little fingers off my work. Yes, I am aware that makes me narrow-minded and that pirates are (supposedly) people too. Don’t even try and discuss piracy with me, thanks. They’re evil fuckers who steal from others. End of story.

My criteria for friends is simple. 1. Don’t be an arse (or a pirate). I could add be a reader because I believe reading is extremely important. It teaches us empathy and enables us to see into other lives and worlds. We learn from reading. Perhaps I should add read ‘purchased books’. 🙂

Things that I have no business knowing (but if we know each other well I probably do know.): Your religion. Your political views. Your job status. The bathroom you use. What’s in your pants. Your mental health. Who is in your bed. Your preference when it comes to Vegemite or Marmite. That list could go on and on. None of those things are friendship criteria.

If you are an arse then you’re an arse and we will not be friends. So don’t be an arse and let’s grab a coffee. 🙂

Satisfaction

I am my own worst enemy sometimes, I really am.I’ve been trying to come up with a project to keep me busy and take my mind off being home and how much I miss #MyKnight.


Having just finished a novel, is a weird headspace anyway without adding time differences and being back home.
Yes, I have another book to write – but I need something that takes me out of my head, and writing keeps me locked in my head. (If you’re a writer you’ll understand what I mean.)

Been trying to keep myself busy now that Cryptobyte is waiting for editing and I’ve sent all the info and template to #daughter3 for the cover! [I need to slow the hell down.]


So I thought I’d reformat a couple of books for print. Thinking it might take me at least a few days to get them ready. Especially one that I completely revamped.


Readers, it did not. It barely took me a day. Now they’re both with the printer and I’m waiting for proofs. Also, I’m the worlds worst at waiting.
Have almost finished binge watching all five seasons of Hot in Cleveland and it’s been great. Laugh out loud great. [I’ve only been home a week! I need to slow this shit down!]
And there is only so much tequila I can drink before I run out of tequila. 🙂

Feels Something Like Summertime

December is upon us, summer is doing its best to get started, and it’s birthday season! Much joy abounds. 

I’ve been pretty busy the last few days getting things done in preparation for the release of Qubyte at the end of the month. Currently I’m sitting in the bookshop (Writers Plot) checking my email every five seconds! I’m waiting for a couple of things. 🙂 I’m the worlds worst at waiting. 

Had one of my favorite bookshop customers call in this morning. He’s a history buff and knows a lot about the wars and whatnot. He’s also a darned good book buyer. (We like that in a person.) He’s going to dig around and see if he can find out some stuff about a great uncle of mine who was a radio operator in the South Pacific – on an island somewhere. I am curious.

Meanwhile …  I wanted to add an image and I cannot for the life of me figure out how. *Tosses toys* I do not like this new format at all! And, Right, when I got set to have a paddy I spotted the add image icon.