So awesome to hear that all of you are doing so well That is so wonderful to read, you all seriously deserve every bit of pain relief and active life! Thanks for updating! It is so easy to get on with life, but I truly appreciate the success stories you gals have; def brings hope to others.
For me things aren't going so well. I had seen my surgeon approx. 3 weeks ago and my pain levels are still higher than they should be and my ROM pretty much stinks. I had a stat MRI and a bunch of xrays which didn't show much except a thickened hip capsule and some edema. We have increased my anti-inflammatories to more than double compared to what I was taking before and I have now started a new cream to put on my hip to alleviate some of the signals my brain is telling my hip to clench down. I do notice some improvement in the muscular pain but the joint pain is still there. I currently have one of the best hip scope surgeons and he has only had one other case like me.
We are hoping that by doing different exercises and all of these medications that things will settle down and I will be able to move my hip more. But, my PT is convinced I have adhesions and my surgeon said that he won't promise that he doesn't have to go back in. Of course, this is slightly concerning as I really don't have time for another surgery (or two as my other side is niggling quite a bit as well, and I've had my labrum removed on that side as well). Although I don't want to commit to surgery at this point (since I have 2.5 months to try and get things working better before I see the doc again), but man alive, I can't keep functioning like this. After working on my feet all day, I can't even sit at a dinner table to eat dinner, I have to sit on the couch with a heating pad on my back (due to spasms). Don't mean to complain, as I know I am a downer compared to all of your successes. Hopefully I'll be able to join you in the future. Until that time, I'll continue to hang on for dear life.
I can't tell you how much it means to read about your successes though; seriously inspiring and needed at this time for me. Thanks!