By the way, I am 4 1/2 months post op.....It seems like just yesterday that I was bed ridden, living with ice on my butt!
The best advice is to follow the doctor's and PT's advice and to not overdo it. I was lucky as I never had any pain post op or during PT. At 6 months I was as good as new. The whole thing would have been forgotten by now if it wasn't for trying to encourage people on this site. It really made a big difference to me going into my operation and during recovery. There was only 15 pages then. lots more good stuff on here now.
Heal well, Ned
Absolutely, Ned. Although you had a bit of an easier recovery than I did, it was still great to know that there was recovery in this kind of an injury. We have all had somewhat of a different experience, necessitating a different path to recovery. In the end, we hope to all be back as good as new....well, at least almost. I'm too old to be as good as new!
Khush, glad to hear you are now on the road to recovery. Weeks 1 and 2 are by FAR the hardest for me so far. I am only 3 weeks but miles ahead of where I was.My PT told me yesterday that in 3 weeks I'll be full weight bearing and he would imagine the brace will come off. That means I'm halfway as far as the brace is concerned.
My emotional setback has been reaaly hard. Thanks to all of you who are praying for my mom's recovery. As I stated before, her stroke was MAJOR. It involves a very large portion of the right side of the brain. She is becoming somewhat agitated as I can only imagine is expected. I still can't spend the time I'd like in the hospital, but I do go every day. My daughter left to go back home to her family in Texas. My sister in law came in to stay indefinetly so I am very fortunate to have a support system. My mom is quite a wonderful lady. She has spent 86 years taking care of everyone, so it is out turn to take care of her.
Everyone continue to heal and make small strides towards wellness every day.
Ned, thank you so much for continuing with the site. It means a gread deal to me as I'm sure it does to others.
Thanks to EVERYONE for all the well wishes and support. I'd really like to meet someday.
Katie- it must be so hard to be able to focus on your recovery when your mom is so ill. I hope you are able to find some source of strength during this very difficult time. God works in strange ways. , my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your mom.....
Drq. you did have a big weekendW What a special time for family when your son had his first Holy communion and then little league events for you and your son. i identify when you say you get tired. I do tire more easily now since this surgery.
i will be going to the Biltmore with some friends in a few days and that will be a lot of walking so that will be a test.
Thanks Ned for keeping us all encouraged.
Katie thinking of you and your Mom. You are a wonderful daughter to her and you surely have honored her.
take care of yourself everyone
i hope everything is okay with you. All kind of weird sensations were happening to me at your stage. Besides pain i was suffering from vertigo and that in turn slowed my PT. Couldnt use crutches because i would have fallen. For about 3 weeks the only place i was safe was the wheenchair. I'm happy to say that is past history and your pain will be also. Keep the faith!!
Anyone heard from Khush? I just took a pain pill and off to bed. I think going to the hospital to see mom and riding in the car and wheelchair has my butt really sore tonight. Mom is doing ok. She is NOT regressing which is good news to me. She looks better too. Time will tell......Thanks again to everyone for their support and prayers...... Syl and Michelle, you two sound like you are doing really well. Keep truckin' and thanks for the encouragement. DrQ, so glad you had a great weekend. That puts you back with the livin' huh???? Blalbo, hang in there with the pain. It will get better....I keep telling myself the same thing! Trichia, how are you? I know you said your help is finished. I am concerned you are doing too much only being one week ahead of me......Goodnight everyone.
I'm doing ok. I had to pick up my son from personal training (which was a 19 mile round trip drive) and it about killed me. Other than that, I have been doing ok. Went to the hardware store with no problems earlier and feel good tonight. Just a little tired. The funniest part was my 10 year old got into the car and saw me picking him up. He says, very exasperated, "Why are YOU here?" When I told him that dad had golf league, he just shook his head and said, "Pathetic!" Not to be outdone, the 7 year old chimed right in with "Even for DAD!" LOL I tried really hard not to laugh. I really did. But it was so hard. It was more a mis-communication rather than husband not helping so I wasn't mad. I did tell him that it was too far and I was in too much pain. I have to say that the ativan has really helped me. I actually am sleeping at night more than 2-3 hours and it seems to be helping my healing. I haven't even had to take an advil yet today. . So, without much help anymore, it really is going ok. My leg feels strong. It just has deep twinges at night if I do too much. So, I may survive.
I am so glad to hear your mom looks better to you. I seriously check in just to make sure she is ok and you are ok.
Blalbo: Sorry about the pain. I hope you can get ahead of it.
I am hoping that Khush is doing ok. Those first few days are a blur of pain meds and trying to get comfortable. I think it was posted that he will be in the hospital for a few days.
Oh, one good thing from my husband feeling guilty...I ordered granite countertops yesterday. Yay.
Keep healing everybody.
Well, I got into see the Dr. today. He was concerned about all the pain and swelling that has started back up. I went in for another MRI. I'm supposed to hear back tomorrow on the results. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be good news. The Dr. seems to be concerned that I might have another infection in there or there is problems with the implants. Trying to stay positive and not to let mind go the other way. Ugh, just the thought of another surgery might send me to the funny farm! Thanks for all the well wishes....