Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fun on Polyvore

Turquoise 3/4 Sleeve Dress
1.050 EUR -
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Snowflake stirrer
$195 -

Flocon Coin Purse MM
$465 -

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

10 Weeks Post Right & 4.5 mos Post Left

Ok so today is officially 10 Weeks since my Right Hip Arthroscopy and even though I think the injury was much worse than the left, with the torn cartilage and microfracture procedure, it actually is doing very well. At least in comparison to my left hip. The right one keeps pretty quiet and doesn't give me much problem for being the more recent surgery.

However my physical therapy is being hindered by the fact that the left one is still doing worse! It's been 4 1/2 months so by now apparently it should not be hurting. I still can not lie on my side (well either for more than a few minutes), driving in my car (bucket seats) produces an annoying pinching sensation that doesn't go away in the middle top part of my left thigh and outer thigh (seatbelts are terrible for this!). I have a suspicion that it is a damaged Femoral Nerve. Evidenced by this very accurate illustration. Apparently that is one of the nerves that can be damaged in the surgical procedure and I guess it takes a cm per month for the nerve to regenerate itself. So if thats the case I could have this discomfort for a very long (years) time.

I should be doing elliptical, ankle weights and leg presses at PT but it has all been on hold till my left one calms down. I had a cortisone shot in my left bursa about a month ago but it just made things worse and didn't help at all unfortunately. I went to the surgeon's asst this past Monday and we're going to get an interarticular (inside the joint) flouroscopic guided cortisone shot in the left one to see if we can identify the source of pain. Then may need to get another MRI Arthrogram to make sure additional tears haven't developed or any other surgical complications. So we shall see....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ice is Nice

Even though winter is fully upon us. Those with inflammation still need ice to chill out! This is my FAVORITE ice pack out of all the ones I've tried. Its cover is soft, its contents are flexible and slightly heavy which is nice. I highly recommend it