Monday, October 18, 2010

Yoga Wonders during Injury

Now that I know I have had torn cartilage in my right hip and that it was pulling away at the labrum for the past two years explains alot! And its amazing to me that I actually did bikram & moksha hot yoga for two years WITH torn cartilage. My standing bows were awesome. It's no wonder that I always dreaded Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana. Of course! I used to stand up after Ardha Chandrasana, Pada Hastasana and wonder, hm and I the only one with a burning sensation down my the back of my inner thigh. Happy baby and cobblers pose were also not my favorite. It also hurt to jog, ride a bike, walk, sit, and I even did several months of high impact water aerobics which was great till they had me walk across the pool sideways...bad bad bad. It took 10 MRIs yep 10 for the bewildered doctors, at my untiring insistence, to discover the true cause of my pain. At least it is no longer a mystery. Although I read today that the microfracture technique can take up to two years to fully grow strong new cartilage, so it seems I have a long road ahead.....

Surgery Photo!

Here is the best of the surgery photos. This shows the 2 pushlock anchors that were used inside my hip joint to fix the labral tear and torn cartilage (Chondral delamination injury). I also had the lovely microfracture technique performed.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A special thanks to my husband for taking excellent care of me through both surgeries. From the smallest to the biggest requests and even room service. I dont know what Id do without him!
Postop now hurts more than the right! Probably due to no weight bearing and the microfracture procedure.
Today is officially one week right hip surgery post-op. First day back to physical therapy too. This bi-lateral situation is a killer. My left hip 9 weeks out.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The custom Custom Classic Thong I designed on

The custom Custom Classic Thong I designed on

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