I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eight of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Maria the gaelikaa. The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

noun: retribution
Punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.

Knowing gaelikaa as I do, I suspect that she intended this to be about divine retribution. Unfortunately for me, I have already experienced retribution of a kind that I would not wish on my enemies.

I however do not know who was punishing me as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.  Moral, possibly yes, but criminal, no.  Yes, I am writing about my replaced and revised hip joints. The left one was replaced in 1985, revised in 2000 and re-revised in 2011. The right one was replaced in 1987 and revised in 2001. It won’t be too long before that becomes due for re-revision too.

THRNow you know why I call myself a Retired Hippie.

It should be interesting to see what retributions the other LBC writers have to write about!

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22 Responses to Retribution.

  1. Looney says:

    That is an amazing photo of you.
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  2. Ursula says:

    If my hips ever let me down like yours they’d have another thing coming. I do not take kindly to being disappointed, and MY retribution – can’t think this minute what would be most suitable – will be divine. That’s a promise. If the worst comes to the worst I’d just lie down and die. That’ll serve those hips just desserts.

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  3. I agree with Looney, beautiful picture. And great joke. 😀
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  4. nick says:

    Indeed, Looney, a very flattering photo. Ramana has obviously lost a lot of weight.

    As for retribution, I’ve always been a very forgiving person and I see no point in seeking retribution born out of hatred and violence. There are more sensible ways of righting a perceived wrong.
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    • Nick, those hips can take only so much weight on them. I had no choice in the matter.

      I believe that there is no need to righting a perceived wrong. It is better to just move on.

  5. Grannymar says:

    Hip replacement = retribution? No way. Unless you were a very naughty boy! 😉
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  6. wisewebwoman says:

    H’m I wonder what those hips got up to without your knowing it then?

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  7. Hey man – groovy.
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  8. bikehikebabe says:

    What did you do to those hips to cause retribution? Interesting story & photo but I don’t think you caused your hips to need replaced. Clue me in if you can.

  9. Delirious says:

    My Dad had a hip replacement, but didn’t follow the doctors orders to rehabilitate, and it caused him to have problems the rest of his life. My mother just had her knees checked, and the doctor said that at 88, she has the knees of a 40 year old. With my luck, I’ll inherit my Dad’s joints….
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    • The rehabilitation exercises are vital. My surgeons put the fear of god into me after surgery and I religiously followed their instructions and did not suffer. I however know of others who did not and suffered.

  10. Maxi says:

    Omg Rummy, you have had enough retribution for four. My mother’s friend had hip replacement and I remember her suffering —it was fierce.
    blessings ~ maxi
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  11. Maria says:

    Do you think your having hip replacements is a retribution for something you did? If so, the penalty is a bit too tough, I’d say.
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