Thanks for the message!
The follow-up went great. The surgeon warned me to be vigilant with my right hip as I have the same prothesis in that hip as the one that broke in my left. With the left hip, I’d feel a kind of popping sound once in a while if I was sitting low and getting up from that position or if I extended the leg a certain way. It didn’t hurt and I never thought anything of it but I should have. :-/
I went back to work on February 14 and it’s been okay. With the last two surgeries I had all summer to rest further and get used to life again but not this time, and it’s stressful in a way I didn’t expect. I teach so I’m always standing, walking, using stairs. My left hip aches once in a while and my right has been hurting, too, more frequently, though no weird popping. It started about the same time I went back to work and I feel it’s maybe I’m unconsciously relying on it too much. I’ve been doing more at the gym, too: stationary biking, adductor, abductor, and upper body exercises.
I have a four-day weekend now so I’m going to rest. If I go to the gym I’ll take it easy. But any weird thing has me so paranoid that something is wrong.
Yesterday after work I skipped the gym and rested. Thursdays I give pub trivia games and it was fine, no pains. Slept well and no hip pains this morning, but general aches from being on my feet all day, which I’m still getting used to.
I may go to the ER this weekend to get an X-ray for my peace of mind. I just don’t know what’s normal. I’ve been taking one paracetamol each morning which helps throughout the day. Today, no paracetamol, because there is no pain.