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!
stressed is desserts spelled backwards...coincidence? I think not.
as for everyone doing well yay congrats ... as for me i am still same alot of pain doing alot of stretches and all that to try to get the IT band stretched i go back the 30th so far not so good i do exercises 3xs a day and go to pt twice a week and i am back to tryin to be more active.
That is amazing!! Its wonderful to hear how well you are doing and that you are managing to walk and get back on your bike. I often hesitate to post the good news when I know others are still sufferring so much but then when I read your successes it is so good to hear after being with you through all the rough times. I hope it inspires others to hang in there in the hope that they will get to that point eventually and regain their life again. I'm glad to hear your other hip is coping with the extra activity, and fingers are crossed that it will continue to get even better as the muscles around the joint strengthen. Keep up the fab work, and please keep posting your achievements.
Sara, I'm sorry things arent going so well for you. Keep up with the physio as often as you can, and hopefully you will get slowly better as time goes on.
HC I can't wait for the day that things turn a corner for you. YOu have been through way to much whilst trying to balance your studies. I'm gutted for you that you're still in so much pain, you have been such a support to others and deserve to have the same success that the rest of us that have been lurking on here for so long are finally getting. I know you have one of the best surgeons and I am sure your time will come. I just hope that you get some improvement soon , as you are right, you cant go on the way things are at the moment.
Big hugs for you, sending healing thoughts from the UK, but wish I could do more.
HC I know how you feel, it's so up and down. i'm on a down again helathwise, everytime i leave the house to walk about on one crutch, the following day my ribs are killing me. Mainly from the amount of weight going through it, i just dont have the strength or stamina for this yet. So spending days resting after a simple trip out, with masses of painkillers. Not quite the forward step i want. Doc says i'm not fixed until i never need painkillers, but i can't imagine being that fixed yet? can any of you? I've never managed under 3 tram for a day?
I've found since they have rearranged my pelvis and hips, i can no longer enjoy baths or sitting on hard chairs, Is anyone else like this? My bum bone on the right side just sticks out too much and the pressure of sitting on that is way too painful to do for more than 5-10mins. Never used to be that bad, and to be honest i have WAY more padding now so shouldn't hurt as much as it does.
Noticed the left hip and muscles have gone backwards, a flight of stairs going up then down, the down stage burn and hurt the quads and front thigh so much, leaves me shakey and dreading ever repeating it. Really thought i would of moved on a bit more than this by now.
Healing thoughts and energies everyone, Still high from my sbs win from Theo Paphitis xx
Debs, I have managed one bath since my FAI in 2009. I would not be able to even attempt to get in a bath now as I know I would not get back out! Like you I cannot sit on a hard chair. At the dining table I have two cushions on my chair, and when we go out anywhere I have to take a cushion with me, if I know there will be a hard chair. Again my bum bone sticks out. Sometimes it feels like and reminds me of when my hip was bone on bone and painful.
just stinks i am still as i was since last time i posted i am working so hard to get that to stretch out and it wont i am so scared everytime it snaps because it makes my leg all tingly and i feel like i am gonna fall, back to dr in 9 days so i guess his decision will be what i have to deal with. probably more surgery he already said that at last appt if it doesnt get any better. i still cannot walk up a full flight of stairs, although i push myself to at least 2xs a day because i have a mama cat with kittens up there i have to feed when my kids arent with with the other four cats downstairs. i figure she feels safer. ive been planting flowers sitting at table. sitting on chair with cushions, cant sit in hard chairs either that sucks. i reallt dont know what i am gonna do if its more surgery
Guys i wish i could wave a magick wand and make us all magickally better, Baths are like a super luxury that you never get back, wish they would tell us this when your planning your surgeries, could persuade you differently. As seriously i can't ever go back to my old job, I could not sit there in one position hunched over doing nails for 8hours a day, even with a cushion. I would seize up and need to walk around stretch the legs and back etc... Hopefully in time my jewellery will sustain us enough and that will be my job. Becoming more of a reality with another shop asking to stock me. Thats 3 now, going from strength to strength. I'm still governed by pain and energies though, so when i get some free energy and not a lot of pain i make as much as possible.
Just been published in an E-book as i named the villian character. And for those that watch TOWIE Bobby Norris (Gok Wan lookalike) is wearing MysticMoon, And Seen on Alexa Hand of the Glam Fairy and Tracy DiMarco and Corey Eps of Jerseylicious, and Tools and Toolettes of E4 Tool Academy UK. And Author Hannah Ensor of Stickman Communications.
Some bendys ( hypermobility girls) on twitter posted up this sofa from Ikea saying they are perfect for Hip OP peeps as it's so high and supportive with memory foam. Much better than trying to boost up an old one, like i did http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/pr...243/#/30205255
Sounds as if your jewellery making is going from strength to strength-I'm really pleased that at least something good is coming out of this rough hippy period for you. Hope you end up famous and with a great profitable business xx
Thanks guys, It certainly keeps me going and focused, when i'm feeling low. I wish i could constantly make Jewellery, but energy and pain still hinder that, so always have to warn customers. Seem to get alot of customers that are similar to me, Been making Lupus,Spoonie,Fibro,LifeBlood,Cystic Fibrosis,Hms, Eds awareness bracelets and medic alerts which have been awesome to make.
Recovery wise, I've finally got the go ahead for physio (actually got in 27th march) but it's took til now to get it sorted and dates for it. Went for second consultation with new therapist as old one had left and shut my case, But oh well it's open now and i finally got seen. I have been given new exercises to do with a Yellow Theraband and was given a red one too if the yellow is too easy. And now i'm booked in for Hydro (woophie) super chuffed so i have that 14th may and 16th may i have a separate physio for the shoulders. So it's finally all action, with x-ray on the 22nd may. Busy busy busy, Determined to walk an get fit and put all this hip saga to the distant past x