- May 9, 2023
- United States
UPDATE 3 MONTHS POST-OP: I feel like I just experienced some right of passage, having gone through my first airport metal detector with the new hip. I walked right through, no issue at all, didn't really even think about it until I was sitting at the gate, then realized I did that with no incident. Coming back home, different airport, all kinds of buzzers went off, and for a second, I checked my pockets to figure out what was causing it, then of course realized it was my new hip, and they sent me through the full body scan machine. Other than that, at 3 months post-op I'm feeling more normal every day. I've played 3 rounds of golf [with cart] in the last 2 weeks, and tennis is coming along, right now it's more about movement rather than actually hitting balls. I'm averaging 6,000 to 8,000 steps a day, still doing physical therapy, working on stretching and strengthening. I swear the list of exercises I have to do every day seems to go up exponentially each week, but it's my new normal, and I'm happy with the progress. I do feel like my surgery side is still ever so slightly swollen, but I attribute that to all the activity I've been doing, so not worrying about it yet. The incision scar is really ugly but it's my badge of honor. My husband was disappointed they did the mini-posterior, so you can see the scar when I wear a swim suit, but honestly, that's such an insignificant thing to me after all that I've been through to get here. Happy to be moving freely with no hip pain.