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