Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Second hip surgery was a success!

Second hip surgery was a success! On my way home from the surgery center...woohoo

The surgery was almost the same as the right side except, labral repair, they apparently did not do osteoplasty this time and instead did a microfracture surgery procedure because I had torn cartilage. You can read more about this procedure here.
On my way to right hip surgery!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Surgery #2

Less than 15hrs to go till surgery #2! Right hip this time...wish me luck!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lamenting Lost Surgery Pictures

So I went for my pre-op appointment yesterday anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the pictures (via arthroscopic camera) of my left hip procedure. I was soo curious about seeing inside my hip and the source of my pain. Alas, apparently they WAITED TOO LONG to get them and they've since been deleted from the camera at the surgery center! I am so bummed out. They better not mess it up this next time I really want to see what's going on in there!

Ice is my friend

   I'm in the market for a new ice pack. Between my two hips Im going to need some serious chilling!
These all look pretty cool.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

7 Weeks Post Op and One week to go!!

Happy Full Moon and Autumnal Equinox!
Today marks my 7 week post op for left hip and one week from today I will have the right hip surgery!
I think my recovery is going very well. Im supposed to get still pix from my surgery at my pre-op appt today, I hope they have em!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

8 Days till Right Hip Surgery

Im almost one week away from having my right hip arthroscopy & osteoplasty. Its been a LONG time coming, 2+ years. Im not totally sure my left hip is ready to be the strong will be 8 weeks post-op. Ive gotten all my walking speed back and started on the elliptical yesterday but I still am unable to lie on either side without the left hip giving me pain, presumably because my tear and repair are on the outside 2 o'clock position. So that is the one super bummer upcoming, no lying on my side for quite some time.......

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

6 weeks post-op report & 2 weeks to go!

Today marks my 6 week post-op from my left hip surgery. It is recovering very well. I practically have all my range of motion back. PT mostly consists of short bike rides, leg weights etc but hopefully can get on the elliptical machine this week. Starting to feel 'almost' back to normal. Walking speed has returned quite well also!

2 weeks from today I'll have my right hip arthroscopy. At least I know what to expect!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


major breakthrough over the weekend I was able to do a straight leg raise all the way up woohoo!

Friday, September 3, 2010

progress and pain

Well the latest update is my walking speed is improving, ya! Although now that Im 4 weeks+ post-op they've started me on 'harder' exercises at physical therapy and woa who knew a straight leg raise would be such intense pain! I was surprised anything could hurt that bad at this point since it hadnt. I will have to keep at it to get that up to speed. I can barely lift it a few inches off ground at this point. Hopefully will get better!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surgery delayed a week

I decided today to push my surgery back by one week. Ok yes its partly not to miss a good party haha, but it will also give me another week to strengthen my left leg before my right one becomes the one to baby. As long as Im better by Halloween its all good!