So it didn't surprise me that I almost forgot that today marks six months post-op progress. This was the amount of time that I had allowed myself to get back to normal. When people would ask me how long the recovery was, I always said between six and 12 months.
And now, here I am.
Am I fully recovered? Honestly, I have to say no. Close, but not fully.
- I have absolutely no pain when walking, even for long distances!
- Still working a bit on strength, mostly for straight-leg type activities.
- Range of motion is about 80 percent of what it was pre-op ... wonder if that will ever come back completely. Sure hope so; it'll make pedicures much easier!
- Feelings still returning to thigh area, and it still creeps me out to touch my leg.
- Two post-op complications are holding me back and testing my patience and pain threshold:
- First is the notorious tailbone. Getting worse by the month. I no longer can sit on my bed and put my shoes and socks on because the angle puts too much pressure on my backside. Even pulling my pants up causes pain.
- Second is an issue new to this blog but not new to me. For about a month, I've had a new pain on the underside of my joint, kind of between my groin and my butt. Hurts when I go up stairs, try to do clam shell exercises, abductor and adductor weight training. The good news is I get x-rays next week, and hopefully some answers as well.
- Scar is still pink, but I can see it starting to fade and can see the pale, thin incision line underneath. Left photo is scar at 4 months, right photo is today's.