I had my left hip BHR the morning of August 12th. I feel very good now and
have my 6 week checkup with Dr. Peter Lammens at Panorama Orthopedics in Golden,
Colorado on Tuesday September 28th.
By the way, Did I mention that the first week after surgery really sucked? I
hope I can say that.
I started Physical Therapy the second week after surgery and have been attending
twice a week since. I’ve been walking un-aided for the last two weeks even
though I still am weak and fatigue after a good long walk. I’ve had a slight
limp but that is beginning to disappear. I can also do a flight of stair easily
one foot above or below the other (the normal way). I just wish I could put a
sock on my left foot! This is also the end of my third week back in the office.
By the way, did I mention that the first week after surgery really sucked?
I really hope Dr. Lammens will let me back on my horse after the check-up. I
don’t intend to ride hard, just want to walk my mare around the arena (I also
look forward to getting in the pool). I’ve had a young dressage rider riding her
since surgery. That Dressage stuff is really good stuff and I know its been good
for my Reiner. I have been able to take Blue to the round pen and I’ve just
groomed the heck out of her. The first day I had her in the round pen, Blue put
her head down on my BHR hip and her nostrals flared. I have no doubt she
understood I was in a little difficulty at the time. Horse are amazing animals.