I can’t believe how good I feel! I feel almost normal. Really!! All the pain that I was experiencing for two years is GONE. All of the surgical pain is gone, too. All that remains is the joint and muscle soreness from all the strengthening in physical therapy, and the muscles learning to move again after 3-4 weeks on crutches. My incisions continue to heal – they are still red in color, but are fading, and they are becoming less sore as the weeks go on. I continue to work on my gait in everyday life, and continue re-learning how to stand equally on two feet at work after weeks of being one-leg dominant. And, a great accomplishment – I can finally cross my legs (although we don’t advocate that because of all the pelvic torquing it causes…)
I’m now back to work about 2/3 capacity, standing for 3 to 3 1/2 hours per day. I’m hoping to be back to full capacity in a few weeks.
I also had my first workout in 4 months yesterday – we focused on mobility and some cardio, and today I feel great. Over time I’ll be back to swinging kettle bells and doing battlejacks with “the ropes” with a strong and stable hip, but for now, it’s slow and steady working up to more strength and greater range of motion. And while I’m not good at being patient, I have been compliant and I know that’s why I am doing so well so quickly.
The tortoise always wins the race. 🙂