Thursday, January 17, 2013

News today and a photo for those that requested more photos

Hello every one. Well, I have some good news for me, I will be getting surgery on my right hip (full hip replacement). For those of you that didn’t know I have Arthritis in my hips, I had the left hip fixed already and now am getting the right hip done. Hopefully when this hip is done I will be able to walk normally without pain in about a year or so. I will have to do lots of exercise and walking to get my muscles stronger after the surgery. So I was told that I was scheduled for April or May and that if there is a cancelation it could be as soon as next week. So first I have to go and get my teeth cleaned and then I am ready to  get the surgery. I am so happy that I don’t have to wait another 20 months for this hip surgery. I gather from the doctors response that this hip is totally worn out. Well enough of the hip talk, here is a photo that I took a while ago, either last summer or 2 summers ago. I love sunflowers and enjoyed taking a photo of the flower and the playing with the image in Photoshop CS3. I may even put up a couple of photo so here goes.

         Sunny Sunflower w Texture copy

         my sunflower copy 

              These Sunflower images were taken last summer in July.

39 comments:

  1. Horst that is brilliant news about your hip, I am so happy for you :) You will be able to get the exercise by taking you camera for a walk :D
    I love your sunflower photos, both are gorgeous :) I have just downloaded CS2, now I just need to find out how to use it....busy time ahead I think!
    I hope your op is very soon, I will be thinking of you, take care :)

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  2. Hi Poppy, There are tons of tutorials available for CS2, you just have to query "free tutorials for photoshop CS2". Then pic the one you wish to try. Have fun.

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  3. I hope for your sake that the surgery will take place soon and that you will find yourold mobility returned. Surely, it won’t take as much as a year?

    Very nicely edited photos of the sunflowers.

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    1. Hi Friko, I will be fairly mobile in about 3 months but I am not a young man anymore, and who knows for sure. I hope to loose some weight in the near future and that will help in my recuperation and speed in my recuperation. I do know for sure that my left hip took almost a year before I could walk normally, then my right hip started to deteriorate. Thanks for the compliment.

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  4. The sunflowers are beautiful!

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  5. Good luck and I look forward to your new mobility.
    Sunflower are superb. I enjoyed the distressed one.

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    1. Hi Adrian, I too am looking forward to my new mobility, and thanks for the comment on my photos.

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  6. good luck with your impending surgery Horst; yes it will be a big recoup but it will be worth it. Enjoyed your photos very much, especially the sunflower

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  7. Surgery soon, what wonderful news. And your new header photo, superb, equally so the sunflowers.
    Sending lots of good wishes for a fast and successful recovery, pain-free days, and good health and happiness for 2013. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Thanks Jean, Lots of good wishes to you as well.

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  8. Very nice work Horst......this flower with her nice color makes me happy.

    Greetings, Joop

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  9. Great news about your hip replacement, and hope you have the op soon. The news must have lifted your spirits up by giving you a good start to 2013, and giving you hope for a pain free future. I am so pleased for you, Horst.
    ....and I love the first of the sunflower pictures. Would have it on my wall any time!

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    1. Thanks Vera, If I lived Closer I would print one for your wall.

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  10. Sorry I hit publish with out reading the comment first!!

    Glad that you are going to get the second hip done. We had a friend who is 70 to dinner last night, he had his hip done 2 weeks ago. Apart from still using one crutch as a precaution he is doing remarkably well. I like the second picture best! Keep well Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, they will put me in a rehab center for a week after I get out of the hospital because I have no one at home to help me. That's what they did last time.

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  11. Lovely images to brighten up a cold dull day here. :-)

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  12. Wonderful news Horst you must feel optimistic Yey!
    Love your Flowers the distressed one is very good, I just love Sun Flowers.
    Best Wishes
    Sheila :)

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    1. Hi Sheila, yes I am happy that it is finally happening to my right hip as the pain is very intense. Only 4 months wait this time.

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    1. Thank you Maribel. That makes me feel wonderful.

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  14. I wish you all the best Horst. Those are beautiful sunflowers, such radiant flowers -they can cheer any one up!

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    1. Thank you Caramella, these grew because of the bird feeds I have in the yard.

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  15. My dear friend Horst
    Sad news to you, but the operation will get well and will not hurt.
    I wish God be with you and everything will be okay!
    You're a great photographer!!!
    Sunflowers, are fantastic!!!!
    A big hug and many wishes

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  16. Thanks Doris, nice to see you again. I see you've gone to Google+. Cant leave any messages on your sight so you'll have to come here.

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  17. Sunflower is really the sun in the plant kingdom. These plants are impressive, I love them. Nice processing the first photo. Peter.

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  18. I really like how you captured the Sunflower.

    I'm sorry to hear about hip pain. Hopefully you'll get much needed pain relief with the replacement.

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  19. Fantastic news Horst, I'm so happy for you that you're going to get this surgery sooner rather than later! Keep me posted k? It's been so blasted cold I try not to leave home unless I have to and I try to ensure I don't have to! lol Tomorrow though it's supposed to be turning around and warming up!

    I absolutely love the second photo, beautiful color. I also like the first one, but seeing brilliant yellow is so beautiful this time of year!

    Cheers.

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  20. Me encantan los girasoles Horst, reflejan la luz del sol.
    Un abrazo

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  21. It's good you didn't wait to have the surgery. You must still be recovering as this is only February. How are you doing? I know you stopped by BIW lately and have seemed kind of quiet. I need to get both of my knees done very soon, I've been procrastinating. My doctor is a comedian. He said; "You could have both knees done at once." I asked him how hard it would be on me. He replied; " You won't have a leg to stand on." (Really Horst!) Well, thanks for the views tonight and have a nice weekend. I'm going to read my book now.

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  22. Horst I love your sunflowers. I will have to try some stuff with the many photos I have. Thank you for coming by on my return from being gone for almost 3 months. The pace here at the ranch is much quieter. We have still been getting snow which I like as I am not ready to start working in the garden. I worked so hard landscaping the last month before we left I need a break from it.

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  23. Hello dear Horst !
    I am catching up today and heard about your operation on your hip !!
    I hope that everything is going to be fine after the recovering and the exercises as well !!
    Be sure... the strength of a photographer is powerful (without any doubt) !!!
    The sunflower is marvelous .. I have never tried to shoot one. But it is on my schedule !!!
    Send you love and lots of kisses...
    Be strong and take care >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> !!!!!!!!!

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  24. Hello Horst,
    Just discovered your beautiful blog. I am your newest follower now and am looking forward to your future postings. Wishing you a great weekend.
    Heidi from Indiana

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