Pink's First Week After Hip Surgery Was 'Full Of Tears,' But The Singer Has Found A Silver Lining In The Situation
Pink is on the mend after undergoing hip surgery seven days ago.
"I have to say thank you to everyone at The Steadman Clinic in Vail and Dr. Philippon for taking such good care of me," the 42-year-old star wrote on Instagram on November 17. "Because I’m married to an athlete who has hundreds of surgeries, I get to meet some of the worlds greatest doctors."
Though the tough as nails singer posted a smiling selfie alongside her message, she admitted that the process took a serious toll on her.
"It was a brutal first week full of tears and pain med depression, ulcers from meds and constant fevers, but [husband Carey Hart] brought me through. (No one recovers from surgery like he does, he’s not real.)," she said. "He brought me coffee in the shower, lugged around my 100 pound CPM contraptions every where I went, dried my tears, cooked me oatmeal, kept track of my meds, got me my phone charger, plugged in my compression machines, took my temp, made the bed, and talked me off the ledge."
The mom-of-two noted that she'll have to use crutches for the next six weeks, but the setback has served as a reminder "to recalibrate" and count her blessings.
"Because of this challenge, I happened to meet a woman with cerebral palsy who summits 13,000 ft mountains in her chair, (check out her documentary called “from my window” on Vimeo, she’s incredible)," the "So What" crooner shared. "I learned about a blind man that summits Mt Everest."
"It is humbling for a very independent person like myself to be rendered physically unable and dependent, even if for a couple of months," noted the star. "I’m learning the gift of accepting help."
The Grammy winner knows she'll be able make a "quick and intentional full recovery," something that she feels "so blessed" for.
"I’m impressed by those that face real, hard challenges, and alchemize their situation into something magical, or meaningful. In the meantime, shout out to all of those on the journey to wellness, and to those making magic out of the impossible," added Pink. "Have a great day folks!!!!! Let the healing begin."
Her post was praised by friends, including trainer Jeanette Jenkins, who commented, "I’m so proud of you. Beautiful perspective. Enjoy the down time & prayers up for a healthy recovery. You got this."