Today I went outside for the first time for 2 weeks. That was fun, to feel the unairconditioned steamy Darwin air again. Mike pushed me around the carpark in a wheelchair. We went upstairs to visit a work colleague of Mike’s who has just had a baby, and I had a baby cuddle. Not much I like doing better than that. I’ve spoken to friends. My daughter is coming up shortly and we will watch 48 Shades, based on Nick Earls’s 48 Shades of Brown. I can’t think why they changed the title.
Tomorrow I have the next operation, to put a plate next to the fragile bit of femur above the knee, and put reinforcements into the bone. (A black butterfly just flew past my 3rd storey window – what’s it doing up here?) Then after a few days they will help me get up and walk. It has been hard not walking – the hip feels so strong.
I feel so strong. I hope it continues.