Monday, January 24, 2011


The good news is my latest evaluation at pt revealed I have full range of motion now in both hips! The not so good news is Ive been in pt now about 6 mos and my left hip is nowhere near the recovery it should be supposedly. So I have another MRA scheduled in a few weeks. Im kinda hoping I will have a miraculous recovery and not have to go through with it, but I have a suspicion something isnt quite right with the first surgery. Perhaps its just irritation, nerve something or muscular, all which would not require more surgery. Although the possibility always exists that the surgery could have failed or another tear developed, etc etc. Guess only time will tell. At least I have standardized full motion back. Certainly not the level of motion Im accustomed too having been a hot yoga junkie, but some day I'll get back to that....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heat in the Feet

A strange phenonmenon I have to share for those of you out there experiencing the same. After my right hip surgery I had a week or so where I would get sudden heat sensations in my right foot. They would last about 10 seconds and occur throughout the day. Although they weren't painful it was quite odd considering my usual other problem is my toes going totally numb when standing or walking.

Three days ago this started to occur again but this time on my left side. Same scenario. It feels like I just put my foot in hot water temporarily. I guess its nerves, although any time I mention it at PT or to anyone else they look at me with a blank stare.

I have found others with this same issue, here are their comments....
-periodic warm sensation in lower left leg
-Strange sensation of heat
-Right foot keeps getting warm?
-Heat sensation on my foot

Monday, January 10, 2011

Breathing Easy

Despite all the various anti-inflammatory, pain relieving etc medications I have "tried" over the past few months, I recently re-discovered one thing that is NOT a medication and DOES help me sleep better, yay for Breathe Right! Having upper respiratory allergies I regularly take an antihistamine/decongestant so I can breathe at night, but those combined with others isnt always the greatest idea. I recently started using Breathe Right strips again and forgot how great they work! It's amazing how much better one sleeps when they can breathe freely. I highly recommend these!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Giant shot under xray to the left hip yesterday for pain. I think i have had enough radiation in the last two years that my superpowers should be kicking in anytime now.