My left sock.

Elena Tucker
3 min readDec 17, 2021
Photo by Nick Page on Unsplash

It has been exactly a month since my hip replacement. I’m not jumping for joy, but only because it’s not physically possible yet. I haven’t begun physical therapy to get my full range of motion back, but that starts in a couple of days.

While I can’t jump or run, there are loads of things I can now do — I can take a shower in my own shower, which entails stepping over the lip of the bathtub. I no longer get so tired out by a shower I…

Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.