Upgrading . . .

Author JL Huffman
2 min readJan 22, 2024
Human vs. Bionic

In the past few years, I’ve had a trifecta of bionic replacement parts implanted: both cataracts removed and replaced with corrective lenses (#1 and #2) and a total left hip replacement (#3).

Definition of Bionic

Bionic as in definition number two above. No, I am not becoming superhuman, as suggested by the third description.

Total Hip Replacement

On Tuesday, I’ll be undergoing operation #4, a total right hip replacement.

Gluteus Medius Tear

Plus, a bonus Abductor Tendon repair for a Gluteus Medius tear-OUCH!

Toe Touch Weight Bearing With a Walker

The combined procedure will require a more prolonged rehabilitation, at least six weeks of walker support. I’m grateful to have the surgery during the winter season, so I will be ready to garden in the upcoming spring.


All of this is likely TMI (too much information). Have you had any restorative operations? I hope you have been as satisfied and delighted with your results as I am.

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Author JL Huffman

I’m a retired Trauma surgeon/ICU doctor, a world traveler and gardener. I’ve published in the surgical literature; now I’m writing poetry, memoir & fiction.