First of all, Happy New Year.
Other things are on my mind, today. Especially my Mom, who is referred to in these pages as 'Grannie'.
Day before yesterday, she fell and broke her hip.
Yesterday, she had an artificial hip installed - or part of one, anyway.
Today, she got out of bed and walked about five feet. If you can call that walking. The point, I guess, is that she was up, on her feet, and, with help, moving from one place to another.
It was painful. For her to do. And to watch.
She's tough. I know she'll get through this. But it's so much pain.
Another thing on my mind is the fact that most of the people who read me are women. And the Doctor who operated on Grannie's hip said, "She has such terrible osteoporosis". And then he went on to outline how the women in the family should be taking supplements to prevent the leaching of calcium from their bones. And then my thoughts went to all the women who read this blog.
Don't let Osteoporosis get you. It doesn't have to. You can prevent it from breaking your bones and causing you, at the very least, great pain. Talk to your Doctor. Or your Pharmacist. Or a Nutritionist. Read up on it. Google it. Be informed.
And do something about it.