Thursday, December 19, 2013

4 weeks post op RPAO!

Well, today is 4 weeks post op.  I kind of thought that at this point I would be further along in my healing process I guess.  Compared to my scope around this point in time, I am still getting a lot of pain, which is frustrating.  I have pain when standing and walking almost all of the time.  Usually in my hip flexors, groin and deep in my glutes.  I still have at least another 2 weeks on crutches at 20% weight bearing and then most likely I can work on weaning off of them.  I have been doing PT 2-3 times a week and thats been going well.  I can definitely see progress, its just all a lot slower than I anticipated.

And of course, because my life is not interesting enough with surgery, finally there has been movement on the adoption of the 3 foster kids my parents have.  The adoption petition was filed last week and is set for finalization in Feb.  Our family is beyond elated and we could not have asked for a better Christmas present!  As well, my husband and I are moving back to our home town.  So in the next few week and months we have a lot of personal things happening which are exciting, not to mention the prospect of getting of crutches soon!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two Weeks post op

Hey Everyone!

So in a few hours I will be 2 weeks post op.  It seems odd that I am so far out from surgery in some ways as I am still stiff and sore, but in other ways I see how much I have improved.  The two days I was in the hospital I could barley push myself upright!  Now, I move in and out of bed pretty well, I can lay on my non-operated side for a bit as well as my stomach.  It feels sooo good to be able to move around a little bit.  I had my first physical therapy appointment yesterday and that went well.  The PT just covered basic stuff like ROM, health questions, etc. and then gave me some isometric exercises to do.

Other than PT, I do not do much.  I do the basic after surgery, at home alone, protocol, which is watching Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond (who does not love the classic sitcoms!), as well as some reading and keeping people updated on my surgery.  So far the pain is not too bad, although the last day or so has been worse than normal, but even these 'bad' times are manageable.  I got my surgery report and I got 5 screws put in.  Dr. Buly was able to change my anterior central edge (CE) angle from 11 degrees (normal is 25-40 degrees) to 37 degrees!  I was lacking a LOT of anterior coverage, so hopefully thats all fixed now.  Other than that, the surgery report did not say much other than they had a hard time getting my socket loose to move it, but after some extensive cutting, it came loose.

So I just wanted to do a quick update.  Things are going well and pain is well controlled.  I should be getting a CD with my images from the hospital soon and once I do I will post before and after pictures of my hips.  Hope everyone else is pain free and enjoying some nice winter weather (ie, snow!).

So yesterday I got my CD from HSS with my images, so here is my post op x-ray