Thursday, September 1, 2022

Grandma Has a New Hip

I haven't blogged for the past few months as 
I was in a lot of pain and waiting to get a new 
hip.  I had fallen 28 years ago while pregnant 
with one of my children.  It irritated for years, 
and finally I had X-Rays and it had deteriorated 
enough to need a replacement.  

I went up to the Park City Hospital which 
looks more like a mountain lodge inside 
and out.  Miss Madi K is sitting on a ski lift 
outside of the hospital.  

Inside there are several gorgeous fireplaces 
and it was amazingly beautiful.  They specialize 
in operating on Olympic athletes, so I felt like 
I was in good hands.  

The recovery was going well but in ten days 
I ended up in the emergency room with 
severe pain in my stomach.  I stayed undiagnosed 
for ten days in the hospital, throwing up 
constantly.  They finally decided to look 
at my gallbladder.  They found stones and 
removed it.  I was in pretty sad shape by 
that time, not being able to drink or eat 
anything without throwing up.  

The kids and grandkids were really worried 
about me and came by to visit.  

I wasn't great company, but it did my heart 
good to see them. 

Hubby has had a tradition of bringing a cooler 
full of treats to the women in the hospital 
as they were having babies, so they did the 
same for me with many wonderful cards 
made by the little ones.  

Hubby said he knew I was in rough shape as I 
didn't speak or watch TV or even look at my 
phone for those two weeks in the hospital. 

When I finally got home after almost two weeks 
in the hospital I was still throwing up many, many 
times daily.  We were spoiled by friends and neighbors 
and family with foods and gorgeous floral arrangements. 

I wasn't able to eat any of the food people 
brought over, but Hubby enjoyed all of it.  
We realized the importance of supporting 
the caregiver.  

I continued to throw up everything for another
two weeks while home, but got on home nursing 
IV's and using Zofran.  I slowly was able to 
eat things and it took that extra month to be 
able to have energy and be able to eat.  

The little granddaughters ran around saying, 
"Grandma has a new hip!!!"  

That's because I hadn't been able to have 
any sleepovers with them while I was waiting 
for surgery and for a long time after 
surgery.  I was in the hot tub with several 
of them and one that is four said, 
"Let's say a prayer of thanks that 
Grandma is better?"  
How sweet is that?
But thanks to lots of prayers 
and kindnesses!  


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. You certainly have been through a lot - just wipe this summer out of your memory! That basket of candies and cards is a sweet idea - but it sounds like you didnt get to enjoy much of it (I have a sweet tooth so that caught my eye right away!). Hoping this fall treats you well and. you can take your tote to better places!

  2. Oh Jackie, what a time you have had, I hope you know we have all been praying and worrying about you daily, what a nightmare you've been through! I know you had wonderful support from your family, friends and neighbors, and I certainly miss your fabulous travels to Cabo and beyond! Hopefully you will be back on your travel trail soon, and will get all your strength back. That hospital looks amazing! Please take care
    💕 Jenna

  3. Jackie, you have been through the ringer. How sad to experience such pain and not being able to eat. Your family and friends have so supported. The flowers are gorgeous. Such wonderful treats too. Now you have to put some weight on. Let's hope you can put this all behind you.

  4. Jackie, it's been a rough time, but so happy that Grandma has a new hip and is now feeling better. Cheers to good health going forward!

  5. Wow, Jackie, you've had a spring/summer you probably are more than happy to have in the rear view mirror! So glad you're doing so well, and you look fabulous. You've got a lot of food fare catching up to do!


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