Next Monday at my follow-up appointment, my follow-up doctor, Dr. Thomas, will take a gander at my follow-up x-rays to make sure all is healing well. I talked to Dr. Mayo yesterday and he said he trusts Dr. Thomas to read the films and give me the thumbs up to start fully weight bearing. Last time around, I had to wait for the x-rays to be shipped and then I impatiently waited for Dr. Mayo to have an office day and call me with the news.
I'll be off crutches in five and a half days! Of course, I'll still need one until my muscles are strong enough to walk again, but not needing them full time is the best Christmas/New Year's present ever.
Updates are few:
- I have zero pain in my right hip at all times.
- The outside of my hip is still tender, and I'm trying my best to massage the scar, but it just feels so weird. Still haven't gotten used to it; I wonder if I ever will. There's less numbness on this side than the last, but it still freaks me out.
- My first PAO is starting to buckle under the pressure. Pain is hitting on the outside of my left hip. I'm also still dealing with the pain on the underside of my pelvis. Dr. Mayo said this is where stress fractures usually occur, though he didn't see anything on my last x-ray. Not going to worry about it yet.
- I'll be off crutches in five and a half days!