This is really more of the same.
Friday was a hugely busy day.
I saw the surgeon for follow up. He took some x rays, was pretty quiet. I asked him to explain the surgery, which he did and didn’t. He actually is sort of not the best communicator. But he is also not the worst. He trimmed the entire rim of my acetabulum.Which is the socket. He then Cut some bone off of the femur to see if that would allow things to move more smoothly, after doing this, he decided it was not helping so he stopped. Then he discovered the tear in my Labrum, and trimmed it and thinned it (maybe a bit much according to the MD) and reattached it to my acetabulum.
He rotated my leg about a bit and said nothing. I said I felt pretty good. He reminded me that it was very early still and that much of the pain was going to come and go as I advance in physical therapy.He won’t say anything about success or failure until its 6 months out….like October. He is such a Party Pooper!!!! But I suppose it’s in his best professional interest to be that way. I wish he would have said, well, it all looks good now. but he did not say it looked bad. soooo.
We took out my stitches. I now have two gaping holes in my leg. They weren’t quite as healed as we thought. We steri-stripped the wounds but in the Florida heat the strips just sweated off. I was going to re-steri them this morning, but the damage is done, and I will have 2 yukky scars. but really they are right near my bathing suit or underwear line, since I am neither a lingerie model or a swimsuit model..meh!
I then went an ate a HUGE hamburger from Steak and Shake. Lovely. I did not know they had a drive through, I think I shall be partaking more often.
After that, Physical Therapy. Leah did a great job. I rode the bike. she rotated my leg in concentric circles. and addressed the Piriformis…which apparently had been doing a lot of spasming. It was quite sore. I was certain she was hitting my cut up bones, but no just a muscle.
I did walk between the parallel bars and after about 4 trips up and back (bearing only 20 lbs of weight on my left leg) I actually got a little dizzy and tired. They use a regular bathroom scale and put your leg on it and you see how much you can push to make 20. It isn’t alot, you’ll see if you try it!
After that I did a few more muscle activation exercises. then they cocooned me in ice and called it a day.
I was so so tired. I actually took a pain pill which was a huge mistake. I itched like crazy and then an errant mosquito also bit me like 14 times. So while I had no pain, I had to get up and find the benadryl. Going to try to avoid the pain meds from now on…
Today I was groggy from my lack of sleep, but did finally get up and ride the bike and do my isometric exercises. Now I have cocooned myself on ice and am looking at the results of the Prefontaine Classic . I hate to admit it, but I do really like running! I will be such a different person if this turns out not so goodly.
But for now, I am mostly chilling out, planning lists of things to do when they allow me to fully weight bear, and trying to not worry about money!