OMG- I saw Coleman first also and then went to Warren. I had problems with both hamstrings for over two years. Have you had surgery? I'm 6 weeks out now......Where do you live? I'm just about out of my brace now)
Just saw your email Hannah, that was so helpful! Today was better than yesterday, and I'm figuring I'll make gains every day
Hi Michelle - I lived in Great Neck until 2 months ago, now I am in Hampton Bays. How about you?
Which leg was operated on? Mine was my right, which unfortunately limited my driving range initially. But it sure felt good to be out of the brace.
It's day 12 post surgery. I went up 17 stairs and had shower--then a nap up there. Having a shower was awesome.
Then I came back down to the main floor. Today, I seem to feel a real improvement. I have no pain when lying down---and haven't since shortly after the surgery. However, when I walk with a walker or crutches, it has felt like a dog with very sharp teeth has taken a bite out of my butt at the site of the incision. Today, the dog is still there, but his teeth are getting duller. Until today, the only time that I got up was to use the washroom or to clean up. Today, I actually got up and wandered around a bit---I guess because I"m feeling better and I'm getting bored---both good signs.
I really feel that I'm on the mend! I know that it will be a long road---but I'm moving along that road now. Looking forward to the day that I can bike, run or use an elpitical machine---any physical activity.
I am now 3 weeks post op, and totally understand the boredom thing. I find reading books, doing sudokus, etc. are fine, I am just have a very hard time concentrating on things. My doctor said standing wasn't a problem, so I made some cookies yesterday.
There are times I will be pain free, then all of a sudden (without any movement or change in position) I will get this really sharp pain along the incision line. Luckily it doesn't last long. I figure things are starting to wake up now.
I also find when I am up for awhile, I start to get really warm and break out in a sweat. I figure my body most be working very hard at those times.
I'm looking forward to the day when I can walk distances without having pain. That would be wonderful for me!
Hi Hannah, Hi Dave I grew up in Great Neck! Now in Old Brookville. I have had problems with both hamstrings for two years and finally tore the left while sprinting. When did you start driving. Were you able to sit at 6 weeks? It's so good to have your feedback since you're ahead of me. DAVE, your incision site will bite for a long time. GO slowly. Hannah's right, be patient!
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I just want you all to know that I empathize with all of your posts/ How painful that incision was and how hard the stairs were and oh how I would love that shower at the end of the day.... but getting myself in and out was so hard.... I am 4.5 months from surgery and I am sooo good. I can run jump rope and do just about everything that I want to. My incision is still tender at times but I still message it and it is getting better, I was in the brace and at times my back will ache a bit but it doesnt stop me from anything, I know this journey is long and tedious at times.. But everyday you move closer to getting back to where you were proir to surgery.. Pain and boredom are miserable but stay positive, Listen to what the surgeon tells you to do and you will get back the strength and agility you had prior... Its a long journey but you all are on the road..
I am 52 years old and although it slowed me down for a few months it was well worth it.. The posts on this site was so helpful and was like a lifeline to me as this is not a common injury and no one could really understand tje trials and tribulations that go with this surgery SoThank you for helping me through this hard time
Wishing you patience, and the wisdom needed to see yourself through these hard times
OMG - GN North class of 1968
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