Time is a flyin’! I am well on my way on this road to recovery. Yesterday was my 5 week post-op anniversary. In 2 weeks I start Physical Therapy, 3 weeks get cleared to weight bear as tolerated, and hopefully 4 weeks until I can drive again (fingers crossed on that one!) but who’s counting? THIS GIRL is counting! It motivates me to have time goals so I have something to look forward to.
Overall, I am doing well. Mentally and emotionally, this go-around is easier for me. Physically, however, I have had some pretty intense groin pain and I discovered that I was accidentally putting too much weight on my op leg, straining the pubic cut area. Below is my X-ray taken at 3 weeks post op and you can see that gnarly gap in my pubic bone:
I am behaving now: being more mindful of truly practicing “toe touch” weight bearing. Now that the groin pain is gone, my hip flexor on my “good” leg is ON FIRE! So I guess I need to rest more. I have learned when your body nags at you via physical pain, its trying to tell you something. I only have one go-around to rehab correctly so I am listening!
In the meantime, I am reading the latest book of the “Fever” series (total guilty pleasure), starting to work a bit at my desk, and look forward to my friends’ visits via my Meal Train. Each day I get stronger, and I cannot wait to have this all behind me!