So glad your appointments have finally come through. Let's hope the gentle exercises help you with your healing greatly. Hydro should help as well as you already know. Fingers crossed that this now is your road to recovery
I'm glad things are finally starting to happen for you Debbie. Its been another long road for you, but as you know, you will feel better emotionally once you start physio and can feel you are able to do stuff to help youtself get stronger. It sounds as though the jewellry making has really kept you sane, and from what I have seen you do a wonderful job and everybody seems delighted with their purchases.
I hope physio and hydro goes well for you, and that the bone growth is improving when you have your xray. Sounds like May is going to be busy but exciting for you.
well went back to dr 4/30 i now go back on 6/18 and surgery to be scheduled yuck but dont have a choice
I had a PAO and labrum tear correction all at once in 2005 on my left hip at age 27 and in 2006 on my right hip. All was good until 4/2011, when I really got back into swing dancing, to an excessive degree, and tore my labrum again and suffered from bursitis until a cortisone shot Dec 2011. (Bursitis is mostly under control with stretching and anti-inflammatory diet consisting mostly vegetables and unsweetened dairy and omega 3 pills and cold water wild fish and chicken breast.) So, am considering athroscopic surgery just for the labrum tear repair. Has anyone had a PAO and then several years later a labrum tear and arthoscopic surgery? Results? Also, my femur head is not quite round--more oval or egg shaped. Can that be repaired arthroscopically? Do you think that is causing the tear? Going to see third doctor tomorrow.
To all considering PAO, would highly recommend. Improved my life 100%. May have permanently avoided THP in my right hip. Who knows with this stupid left one, but at least I postponed it several years (at least 7-haha). The recovery time was worse for the left hip--required more meds, more time on crutches. I was amazed at how much easier the second (right hip) surgery was--only 3 days on long acting oxy vs about a month for the left hip. What might have also helped is that I got a blood transfusion on the second surgery (of my own previously donated blood) so just had more energy and alertedness. I suggest that you lift upper body weights before donating blood and having surgery. You have to keep 1-3 IVs/blood draw ports for the week you are in the hospital afterwards and need nice big veins. Drink tons of prune juice/take a stool softener the week after surgery--you have to be able to poop before they let you leave hospital. THe 3 days on epidural slows down/stops the mechanics from working like normal. Also, would highly recommend water aerobics post op at about 4 mths; it is great for flexibility. I wasn't fully back to normal for 6-9 months.
FYI, I am in the US. Surgery at Boston Childrens. Flew home 1 week later to Dallas, TX.
Sara, hang in there! If you need to vent or anything shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org I feel your frustration as things are not going as planned for me either. Please keep us updated on your progress. Just remember that there are lessons learned in this journey and we will become functional again. For some it just takes longer than others.
Sarah, sounds like you've been through a lot yourself. How are you feeling these days? Sending happy hip thoughts your way!!!
Starting to actually feel human again, the soreness is still there but at least because i'm actively doing something, rather than that awful pain you get from merely existing. I have Snowdon, or other welsh mountains in my sights, either before or after plates are removed, and the ultimate challenge of Ben Nevis would be awesome, raise some money for charity or something like that? Biking and snowboarding are goals too, I can actually visualise myself doing these things for once.
hip just isnt what i thought it was gonna be i thought it would be better now but unfortunately not still have groin pain and posterior pain on outside of hip due to the IT band being so tight no matter what i do i have a total gym at home along with an elliptical which i work out on 30 mins 3xs a day on top of going to pt and doing all stretches but it doesnt seem to do what i want it to. and if it isnt letting up by june 18 when i go back, looks like i have surgery again to fix this it is painful to do anything and it pops when i am walking. not cool i feel so off balance like i am gonna fall. but i still persist. even though the pain really gets to me. anyone else have this problem have found anything that works better. i do all the stretches that i have been given by my orthopedic and pt and still no results since march.
Some Update from me
Having had Hydro and Finally some physio to help with the Shoulders that are falling apart due to the crutches, or now the crutch on one side. I'm finally beginning to see a healed life, although i still have some way to go yet.
After having my x-ray today, sadly it's still not healed enough, starting too, but still not there so on one crutch for another 3 months at least. He said the plates HAVE to come out, well that answered that question. He told me it would never ever feel ok, while in, due to the fact for this surgery and perhaps everyone's he peeled my muscles off the bone and placed the plate and screws in, therefore this muscle will never lie properly, and i will never be able to kick a ball, take a fall etc... but once out after a few months i'll be right as rain. So this really helped my mental psyche as i was starting to think i was working out enough, or pushing my body enough. So this explains the knee pains, the weakness everything.
So guys, Not fixed yet for sure, But getting there and i hope you are too )
still in a lot of pain they have reduced my pt to just stretching and its still popping really bad and i have wicked groin pain is this normal with snapping hip syndrome? and pt is only one day a week along with what i do at home.
Hi All, well, I am officially not a winter surgery gal but now also a summer and will be a fall one as well. I just had a revision of a revision of a revision on my left side and once I am strong enough on the left side, I have to get my right side operated on. I am now off school for 8 months and have to graduate a year late. Although this is totally less than ideal, I know it is the right decision since I was not functioning. So now, I get to spend a third summer in a row on crutches. Such is the lovely life of a hip patient. ack.