An Orange Sunrise

Jude of ‘Travel Words’ blog has challenged us to post something orange. This is the gorgeous sunrise over the Indian Ocean which I photographed from our balcony the day before my hip surgery.

I would like to thank all of you who sent good wishes to me for a positive outcome and speedy recovery. The surgery went very well and I was allowed to leave hospital the next morning after the physio and the surgeon had checked on me. I am recovering well and don’t have much discomfort or pain. I’m so grateful that I was able to get an operation done so quickly and with a surgeon who is really stellar

Wishing you all a great weekend. To join in Jude’s Orange challenge, just click the link.

86 comments on “An Orange Sunrise

  1. It is so nice to know that your surgery went well and that you are well on you way to recovery. Thank you so sharing that glorious sunrise with us, it is gorgeous.

  2. Just catching up a little here on WP …
    Pain can be so debilitating . What a relief the hip surgery was successful AND that you’re making such swift progress along the recovery road dear Sylvia . That’s wonderful !
    Take care now .. and enjoy those beautiful sunrises xx Poppy

    • So good to see you again, dear Poppy. Yes, I’m making progress and am impatient to get back to my former active self. We’ve been here in Umhlanga for over a month now and today I’m planning on trying to walk to the lighthouse for the first time, with my crutches of course. Never imagined I’d be in this position, but I guess we can’t foresee what is in our future. I’m keeping positive and look forward to getting home to Florida, but not to the long plane trip. This too shall pass, as my dear mom often used to say. 😘

      • Thanks Sylvia 😘
        A Red Letter Sunday for sure then what with a promenade to your favourite lighthouse and that sparkling ocean alongside …
        I can’t think of any better physiotherapy… enjoy 😘

  3. Hip surgery? Oh dear. I’m glad to know that it went well. Do follow the doctor’s and rehab practicioner’s instructions to the letter… My very best wishes… πŸ™πŸ»

  4. Dear Sylvia, I learned now. But I am so happy to hear all went well, I can imagine how painful it was. This orange sun photograph is amazing, Thank you dear, Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia

  5. What a beautiful sunrise. I this type of sunrise common in this area? So happy you chose to have the hip replacement and that you are not suffering the pain any more. It sure makes a difference in our lives.

  6. Also – some family friends has a daughter and did you know she had a hip replacement at 30 years of age? That was about 8 years ago and she is doing so well! They think she had an injury in early childhood that contributed – but wanted to share that she is doing well and these procedures have come a long way over the years

  7. Hey – I was reading an older post first
    – and so just got this news that you are on the mend !
    So glad and sending more healing your wishes your way πŸ™β˜€οΈ

  8. How very brave to have your hip replaced, Sylvia, and it is truly wonderful to hear you’re on the mend. Wishing you many more beautiful sunrises and robust walks with that new hip.

  9. As gorgeous as the photo is, it makes me even happier to read about your successful surgery and recovery!! The colors of this sunrise remind me of some sunsets I’ve seen in Wyoming and in Baja.

  10. How wonderful to hear that the surgery was a success and that you are not in much pain. I’m thrilled that you have been able to travel back to South Africa to visit family and friends. There is something about going back to where you lived to understand the idea of belonging to place. I recently read Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier, who wrote: β€œWe leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” Our hearts are big enough to to love everywhere we have lived and traveled. Another one of your fabulous photos is starting my day with beauty. Many thanks and lots of hugs coming your way.

    • Thanks so much, Rebecca. So happy you loved my sunrise photo. Yes, having lived here for so many years, I feel such an affinity with this place every time we return. The wonderful view of the ocean and the sound of the crashing waves is so healing. I’m feeling at peace. *hugs*

  11. Relieved to hear your are in one piece…. or at least in possession of a new, improved piece. We are fortunate the spare parts industry for humans is much improved and your ”mechanic” is a stellar ‘O’.
    Here’s to a very speedy recovery.

  12. Well done on getting your hip operation over and done with, and yes, how wonderful to have a good surgeon, you must be very relieved. I hope you can take it easy for a while until you really feel comfortable with you new hip.
    Absolutely stunning photo of the orange sunrise…recovery is easier when you have a million dollar view!

    • Thanks, Gerrie. I’m recovering really well and getting around well on my crutches. Hopefully, I’ll soon be able to walk without them. The view of the ocean and the sound of the waves is very therapeutic. πŸ™‚

  13. What a great sunset and equally great news about the hip surgery. You’ll be running along that promenade before long πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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