April 12, 2011
All went well with my RBHR. Its 6 days post op and on 1 crutch since day 4.
I like to think in terms of where I will be in a month…2 months..etc.
Just keep a positive attitude and don’t be too hurried afterwards. PT is
going well and at this point seems to aimed at re-engaging those muscles that
have been traumatized.
April 14, 2011
9days post op
Feeling better each day PO with PT. Trying to ween myself off the Percocets(2
in AM to get started….Maybe 1 or 2 more during the day as needed). Doing 4-5
sets of PT prescription a day. Seems to be going well . On 2 crutches for 4
days; then 1 crutch for 5 days then onto just a cane today(thanks Dad). Getting
up is getting easier and easier-as well as getting seated.
April 15, 2011
Surface Hippy discussion group has been great in my decision to go ahead and
have my RBHR done.I couldn’t be happier at this point(10 days PO). There have
been many stories that I totally related too here.
My recovery is going better than I expected. Just had my 1st follow up visit
post-op yesterday and was told all is going well. I have no weight restrictions
and will have the 90 degree restriction lifted at 4 weeks PO. I can feel the
increased strength difference daily. PT does have a purpose
I’ve been a lifetime hockey player (as well as many other pursuits-skiing
,tennis, hiking..etc) until I just couldn’t deal with the aggravation of the hip
I waited a year to see if it was just time to settle into a life without those
activities I grew up participating in and enjoying and always putting such a
smile on face. At the end of the day….I decided it wasn’t. I lurked here
on-and-off for quite awhile. I realized I wasn’t alone.
Today I am looking forward to a much better lifestyle than I have had in the
last couple of years. I know it takes time and patience…but in the end It’ll
be well worth it
June 25, 2011
I’m approaching the 3 month mark soon (7/5/11) and over the past weeks have
noticed a nice spike in my strength and mobility (a relief as I too was becoming
frustrated because my gains weren’t as noticeable). It seemed like the PT(2 x’s
wk aggressive stretching) and Gym (5x’s/wk with PT exercises plus a leg
workout/bike/stairs/squats/lunges/BOSU ball/Swiss ball…etc).
I’m back to work with no hesitations (Fire service)…I do still go to PT for
some stretching (AGGRESSIVE)….which I think makes all the difference in the
Stretch….Squats//Lunges!!!…I think they help lots…also the PT