Sunluver, I have not heard of an re xray or mri being redone yet. I'm going to be 4 months post op on the 11th of April, and he has not suggested it to date. Even when I had the scar tissue scare. by the way- I have one operated hamstring and one that is still chronic. I definately should have done both (if possible) at the same time. My chronic hamstring causes me much more pain and discomfort at this point than the repaired one. I am now on the treadmill- power walking; biking and on the eliptical. We do a lot of pressing and leg work on the palates rack and other machines. At the end of the day, it's my UNOPERATED leg that hurts more. So hooray for all of us the went ahead and did this.....it will be great to be free of all the pain!
Thank you Michelle, If he doesn't order an Xray then I won't think he's being remiss. I have to say to all of you that are biking or doing lunges...OUCH, wow that is a long way off for me it seems. Also Michelle, can you imagine both legs done at once?? You'd be bedridden. Are you going to get the other one done? Is it an avulsion also? I tell you what, when I'm back to running I'm going to Love every minute of it even more than I used to if that's possible. I can't get enough of hearing how you guys are back in fighting shape.
6 days out today Sorry to hog the board. Brace seems to be fitting better. I went cold turkey on the pain meds yesterday. The stomach issues, dizzyness and bathroom issues were too much to deal with anymore. So, it was my old friend advil and some ice and I got through it ok. Had a terrible stomachache last night and that was fun. Night went well. It was beautiful outside, so we had the windows open and I had a good night's sleep. However, woke up to feeling like I had been in a car accident with deep hamstring pain and back pain. I am thinking that maybe a pain pill at night might be a good idea. I am laying on ice and advill''d up and it is a bit better. But not a good way to wake up. Yesterday was a bad day but today seems brighter already. The fog has lifted from being off the pain pills and stomach is a bit better. So that is good. My mom and son want me to take a ride with them today to get the son some glasses. I don't know if I"m up for it. I live in the country and any trip to town is at least 30 minutes. Not sure that sounds fun. But I am going to get outside again today as it is warm and nice here in Omaha. Hope you all are having a good day.
All that have recently had surgery,
It's all recovery from here on out. Remember that even without the operation you would still have a lengthy recovery. You will be better off in the long run. The damage is done. The surgery was the best option for a great recovery. Just keep busy and don't fight the recovery. Give it the time it needs. Things will really start looking up once you start PT.
Heal well, Ned
Actually, my right hamstring has not totally avulsed. I keep thinking that there is scar tissue that I could have somehow cleared away....I deal with it when and if it happens. I am doing lunges now! side and forward on and off the palates rack. It's really challenging, but I see how necessary it is. I'm so lucky that my PT is a triathlete also. He really understands what I will need in strength before going back to competitions. They also have such a great variety of equipment for me to train on, adding a lot of diversification. Not all places are set up for that...I know because I've been to several others. For those of you who do not have so much available, Ned's article is a great resource for the post op rehab program/protocol. Sunluver, I am almost 4 months out and haven't run yet. When I do it will be one minute at a time. Go slowly.....) It will all come in due time. I remember Hannah and Ned telling us that a long time ago....they were so right!
Tricia, check the position you are sleeping in. It may be putting some pressure on your back. I found that FLAT on my back took the pressure off and allowed my spine to realign. Walking with the brace puts along of pressure on the lower back and tends to overwork other areas. Are you resting in bed enough? 6 Days is still early to be out and about so much....
Concerned for you,
Score: Me:1, Brace: 0
I figured out today how to shave my legs with my grabber and an electric razor.
Tricia that is funny! I Duct taped my razor to a dowel rod so I could do mine! Some things just can't be ignored
Tricia and Sunluver,
Shaving my legs is one problem I didn't have to deal with. +1 on the dowel rod. I took it as a challange to figure out ways to do stuff. Kept things interesting.
Heal well, Ned
Sunlover, from what I can tell, my hamstring tendon was replaced with an achilles cadaver tendon. It is amazing he was able to do that, but also has lead to more discomfort. It is getting better day by day, I'm amazed at how well the new hamstring is working!