I've posted once or twice, but been an avid reader for a couple months now. Within the next month or two I'll be having surgery on my left hip to repair torn labrum and FAI. I'm actually having a hybrid surgery in that it's a cross between arthroscopy and open surgery. He's going in like the open surgery method (i.e. not arthroscopically.. he'll be making incisions), but he doesn't need to completely dislocate it and resecure it with screws. He's going to open the joint enough so that he can sew up the labrum and do some bone shaving, but then stitch me back up without screws or anything..
So I have a mixture of feelings and I know you can all relate!
- relief that I'll hopefully have relief
- questions! - how long will I need off work? Should I take short-term disability? When will I be "normal" again? I'll be finished Physical therapy after the 3 month mark - will I be healthy then?
Well, any advice or answers would be appreciated I think I just want support from a community of people who have been through this all!
ps. If it matters, I live in the U.S., and am getting the surgery done in Philadelphia