Wednesday, July 30, 2008

3 and a half months post-op

I wanted to leave a quick update on my progress in the past two weeks. I pushed through the plateau and I feel even better than I did at three months post-op.

Progress
  • No limp!
  • Very little stiffness remaining in my hip
  • Scar has smoothed almost completely out, though it's still very pink/purpley (that could be a word) and tender. The area around the incision is also very tender still.
  • Sensation getting stronger on majority of my thigh. This is causing some itchy stinging (or some stingy itching) feelings as the nerves start firing up again.
  • Jogging, jumping do not hurt
  • Range of motion increasing
  • Getting in/out of cars or bed no longer difficult, unless I've worked my hip a lot already
  • Walking any amount of distance not a problem (my right hip is holding me up, though)
  • I've started to refer to the left (op) hip as my good one!
Complaint
  • Stupid, stupid tailbone

While I still have many, many things to celebrate (like being on my feet all day with no pain today), I find myself thinking about my hip less and less. It's a great feeling.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always- you are such an inspiration. Great job in getting so much accomplished in these past months.
I'm doing well. PT is kicking my butt...but isn't that the point? At 9 weeks out, I'm using a cane but can easily function without one. Just using it to cut down the limp.
Well, enough about me...Bravo to you!
-Kirsten

Hip Chick said...

Hi Cass,

My tailbone FINALLY stopped hurting me about 3-4 weeks ago. It WILL go away eventually - hang in there!!

Laura

JenXer said...

I got a stress fracture of the inferior pubic ramus (that's right, in my butt, of all places) after my RPAO in 2006.

It took about 18 months for it to quit hurting. My point is; it may seem like your tailbone is going to hurt forever, but it should eventually stop. Something about this surgery really jacks with parts of your body you had no idea were involved.

This comment is actually meant to be encouraging- I swear! :)