A lot of people have been asking me how I am doing so I thought I would make a quick update. I am still on crutches at 5 weeks post-op. I am suppose to be on crutches a minimum of 6 weeks. I have good days and bad days. Sometimes I am in a lot of pain still and can’t sleep. I have been taking a Tylenol PM the last few nights and that has been helping. Work has been exhausting and takes a lot out of me. In fact everything is exhausting and takes a lot out of me.
I need to rest a lot so I usually sit on the couch with Penny and my ipad and watch tv shows, movies or surf the web. It always helps to ice my hip. I have not been going out much because I just get so tired and it is hard to do anything on crutches.
Overall I am not sure if the surgery worked or not. When I have a bad hip day I really think it was another failed surgery. Once in awhile I can get my pain levels down and I have hope that the surgery worked. I will not be able to tell if the surgery worked until I am off crutches and walking around.
I start physical therapy next Friday. My surgeon said to go really, really slow. I am working with the same great therapist I had for my previous surgery.
My surgeon said he thinks a hip replacement may not help me, but has not ruled a hip replacement out. A hip replacement is a really scary thought because it is a last resort. Sometimes I just want to get a hip replacement. I get really frustrated with recovery sometimes because it sucks being in so much pain and not feeling up to doing anything.