Woke up yesterday and my leg felt strange. Tried to straighten it and it ached. Then I tried to bend it and it hurt … really hurt! I ended up going to the hospital because my hip had dislocated. Luckily, the doctors were able to put it back – they sedated me and pulled on it hard until it was back in where it was supposed to be.
Two pics: one while dislocated and one after it was put back.
Somehow, my left hip came out of joint
Doctors pulled my leg and the hip went back in joint
The Mutt passed away yesterday – February 19, 2011.
It was sudden. She had a brain aneurysm that burst, leading to a hemorrhagic stroke. It happened at 8:25 on Friday night. 12 hours later, she was gone.
The Mutt was the most loving mother in the whole world. Her family was her life – she would do anything for us.
I am at my father’s home now to help him with taking care of things. He is in shock and disbelief (my parents were married for 49 years), but so far, he is doing ok. My two brothers and sister will be coming in the next couple of days.
We will miss The Mutt very, very much.
Note: “The Mutt” is what many people (especially me and my siblings) call my mother. It comes from “mutter” in German, which means “mother”.
Can make artistic faces … like Picasso 🙂
Well … less than 6 hours until I have to head to the hospital for my hip revision surgery. A bit anxious, but not too nervous. My doctor (Dr. Henry Finn) is a great hip specialist, so I am sure he will do a good job.
Two weeks ago, I had a CT scan done of my hip and pelvis region. From that, an exact model of my hip/pelvis was created (I am serious … I saw it … I held the model in my hands). So, the doctor already knows what he will see when he gets inside.
Hopefully, I will only need to stay in the hospital a couple days.
Wish me luck!!
Can call it, and it will ring at my home and on my iPad. And you can text/SMS to it too!!
Gotta love Google 🙂
Spent Saturday in Xi’an — my Indian colleague wanted to go there and see the terracotta warriors. And since I had never seen them, decided to go with him. To make it an adventure, we left Friday night, arrived early Saturday, saw as much as we could on Saturday, and then the night train back to Beijing … haha. We wanted to be back so we could watch the World Cup final (Holland vs Spain). While in Xi’an, we saw the Terracotta warriors (兵马俑), Bell tower (钟楼), Drum Tower (鼓楼), Pagodas, and the City Wall (城墙).