3rd hip surgery- 4 months of recovery

I continue to be very HAPPY with the outcome of this surgery. I am seeing my physical therapist about once a week and doing my strengthening exercises at home. I am picking up speed when I walk, as my stride is a little longer now. The past couple of weeks I have been trying toContinue reading “3rd hip surgery- 4 months of recovery”

3rd hip surgery- 3 months of recovery

For the most part, my debilitating chronic pain of 15 years is gone. I am thankful that I can take less pain medication and actually experience relief with sitting and lying down. I can actually tell that my hip bone is no longer “catching” on the pelvis when I flex my hip.  However, I willContinue reading “3rd hip surgery- 3 months of recovery”

3rd hip surgery- 8 weeks of recovery

Check out below images of my hip! Can you see the rod and screws? Can you see where the intentional osteotomy (fracture) occurred? Can you see the bone fragments that “spewed” out the top of my femur? Crazy to think this is my leg now! I feel amazing. I am constantly smiling and my kidsContinue reading “3rd hip surgery- 8 weeks of recovery”

3rd Hip Surgery- 4 weeks after surgery

The surgeon is happy with my progress. I am getting strong and may be down to using only one crutch soon! My pain continues to lessen and I pray to God, my Lord and Savior, that I continue to have significant relief. The true test will be when I am full weight bearing without crutches.Continue reading “3rd Hip Surgery- 4 weeks after surgery”

3rd Hip Surgery -First 2 Weeks of Recovery

I am now 2 weeks post op a proximal femoral rotational osteotomy and intramedullary fixation for a left femoral torsion. I had delayed this surgery for over a year due to fear of the immediate post op pain that I would face…and let me tell you, it was the absolute worst pain of my life!Continue reading “3rd Hip Surgery -First 2 Weeks of Recovery”