Here is some reading for you while you’re still clear headed if you have the time.
See you back here soon. All the best!
Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
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Showed up for my scheduled time, and despite them telling me it wouldn’t be an issue, they didn’t allow my wife into the hospital so we had to say our goodbyes in the parking lot which was unfortunate.
went inside to pre-op doctor was running ahead of schedule and I was next to go into the OR with my surgeon. All of a sudden alarms started going off and they lost vacuum and air to all the ORs. Needless to say they couldn’t proceed and didn’t know when they’d be back up. A few hours later it started getting busy in the pre-op area so figured they were good to go. There was 3 other people waiting for surgery (other surgeons) with me; two doctors came out and told 2/3 others their surgeries were cancelled because they didn’t have enough OR time left; and they’ve both been waiting since March when their surgeries were cancelled.
I was worried mine was going to be cancelled as well; but next thing you knew my team came out and brought me in for prep and surgery.
As I mentioned last night surgery went well; OS was very happy with the results. left the hospital 3.5 hours after surgery last night, once I did a floor walk + stairs.
slept okay last night, would wake up every 3ish hours and would take pain meds + apply ice for a bit than I’d be able to fall back asleep.
Thanks @Mojo333 looking forward too getting back to myself!
To be honest can’t complain with timing, normally I travel almost weekly with work but due to Covid it’s non-exist at and no person travel. So it is a good time to take off work and recover.
next potential trip isn’t until Christmas to visit family; and I am sure I’ll be doing alright by then
That was a stressful morning for both you and your wife! Thankfully your surgical team got you taken care of, good for them!
Glad you were able to go home and are Now resting.
You sound like you are off to a good start in your recovery. This is your full time job now,