Don't worry I envy your cold temps, especially mid way through yet another blazing hot summer that runs for months and months, 35degrees + gets on top of one in the end.
Still this early summer is great high 20's or around 30degrees is perfect and the water temps edging up towards 20+ is a dream.
"It takes at least a year to recover from hip scope, be patient is my number one tip ! "
Surgery : Repair to torn cartlidge and labrum, synovitis and a FAI shave, Sept 2008
Surgeon : http://www.hiparthroscopyaustralia.com.au/Hip_pain.html
Specialist hip physio for rehab :http://www.skrmc.com.au/html/s08_con....asp?dsb%3D151
My story : http://www.injuryupdate.com.au/forum...ead.php?t=6744
Yes, we have friends who live in Melbourne who emigrated from the UK many many years ago. They still find the summer a bit unbearable. Just goes to show there is nowhere perfect but I do envy you that sea temperature and any sun as we have had the dullest summers ever for the last two years.
Warmer here today and the sun is shining.
Is this turning into the international weather service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frost here again today!!!
Do envy you Vixen, it sounds perfect at the minute although I must admit I can't ever imagine having to work intemperatures of 35 degrees. I start to wilt at about 25!
Think we have got a bit off topic here- hope everyones hips are holding up ok, and noone is in terrible pain at the minute.
Right now in Canada's capital region (Ottawa area) it's snowing with a storm watch. We're expecting up to 10cm of snow, heavy at times & then turn to ice rain by late afternoon. Snow should stop sometime tomorrow mid day.
And it's not off topic... it's a pain to walk in that stuff & driving a standard in it seizes the hip right up! (See we can incorporate it )
I'll just day dream about that beach Vixen!
Thought I would post here as I seem to have hijacked the other thread! It is gorgeous here again - crisp white frost, I love it. Went out yesterday and using the crutches walked the furthest for a long time. They make me feel so much more confident as I can stop my leg swinging back and walk fairly comfortably at the same time. It is pretty tiring and leaves me aching but the awful pain doesn't occur as long as I concentrate and don't swing the leg back. Wish I had done this ages ago but I thought that a surgeon, my GP or a physio would advise it. It is so difficult when you only see a Consultant once every six months to know what to do for the best - what is going to cause least damage, least pain but keep you fit and let you get out and about.
Still not sleeping well but I can at least get out a little bit now. The wheelchair is also helpful. My husband pushed me to the carol service in our village the other night. It was dark (we have no street lights) and cold so we got their quickly and stayed warm and painfree. I really feel liberated.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. Very best wishes for 2009 and I hope that at whatever stage you are now things improve next year. I am hoping that these disorders get much more funding in 2009 so that research and education of the medical profession can happen.
I agree with you about the funding and research, hopefully someone will pick up on it and sort it out. I have just had major faff getting funding for my arthroscopy because I was showing up incorrectly on the NHS 'spine' - a delightful database that seems to run everything but doesn't match up with anything. To cut a long story short due to no fault of my own I've ended up with a further 2mth delay that noone seemed to care about or take responsibilty for. I hope i dont sound too bitter but it has been frustrating.
Hope you get your treatment soon. Hang on in there with the pain etc. Dont know if your pain would allow it but I find swimming helps, I only use my arms with a float between my legs, but it makes me feel better that at least i'm getting some CV exercise, I can also do some mobility exercises in the pool without putting too much weight through the hip.
Happy new year.
Hi Rayray and all,
I live in Devon and had open surgery on 14th November (just over 6 weeks ago). I had a large cam impingment, pincer and a large irregular labral tear - all now fixed, I hope! I have my X-ray and follow-up with the surgeon on Friday 2nd January, so I'll let you know how it goes.
I can understand how frustrated you feel about managing everyday things, let alone trying to do all the things you used to enjoy (for me, skiing and mountain biking). I was diagnosed with this condition in May 2008, and I was lucky in that it was all very straight forward in getting on the waiting list etc., although the waiting time was longer than I was initially led to believe. It does help that I actually work at the hospital I had the surgery in, so I knew who to get hold of to ask about when the surgery would be. I found that my walking really started to deteriorate over the summer, and I was getting a sore back from limping so much. I also have the same problem in my other hip which I'll be having surgery on in 2009. I used crutches in the end, and the relief was amazing - I wish I'd had them sooner.
Having said that, when you've had the surgery and you have to rely on crutches 100% of the time, it gets boring, but I musn't grumble, as I hope I am now on my way to being fixed! If you have any questions about the actual surgery or recovery, let me know. Which hospital in the SW are you going to - I was in Torbay hospital.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Thanks Suz and Janet,
I too am having surgery in Torbay. Who was your surgeon Janet? I don't live in the area but they don't do the surgery in my area and so this has caused a big delay.
I too was diagnosed in May but have been told I have to wait until March. This is because I was referred elsewhere to start with but they have a massive backlog (I am yet to hear from them six months after my referral!!) and then Torbay agreed to do the surgery but the PCT had to sort out funding which took until November.
Yes I have questions!!!! How long were you in hospital and what was it like? How was the post operative pain and how did you find getting mobile again afterwards?
I hope the recovery is going well. Happy New Year.