Friday, December 19, 2008


"So that's it?" My friend asked as we sat waiting for the play to start. "You're just DONE with the blog? It's over?" I made a face and did a little head wag while trying to come up with something conciliatory to say, but she wasn't done. "I need some closure here. You need to write a final post."

She was right, of course. I don't know if this is the absolute, final, end-of-an-era post, but I do need to wrap things up a little. It's the right time of year for it.

The Hip is: generally ok, with bouts of snarkiness that are short-lived and weather-inspired.

Will this hold steady? Who can say.

In the end, we can sit around and log every moment of discomfort, each twinge and ache, and try to create some sort of five-year viability projection out of safety pins and scotch tape, or we can recognize that we've tangoed with the MRIs, the CT scans, the arthroscopies, the surgeries, and of course, the raised toilet seat, and it's time to just have a life.

Thank you for the unflagging support through it all, and I can only hope that someone down the line facing what we've all faced will derive a little comfort from this, or at least a few laughs.

If I had to leave you with one last thing, it would be this: it's not about the hip.

(Go ahead - raise your hands to your face in horror. And then take a little time and think about it. You'll agree.)

And remember: Love is all there is.


Anonymous said...

aww... i'll miss the blog, sadie. but -- fingers crossed, breath held -- soon i'll be able keep up with your life in person, rather than electronically. which is, after all, better.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! So much! For this wonderful, optimistic and candid blog. Its been a huge help to me reading about your experiences with an FAO as I consider my options, one of which is a really scary osteotomy. I love the way you write - positive, affirmative and with generous humor, which made me feel lighter and less alone just by reading it. Thank you!