On My Way….

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:

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Bionic Woman! 3 Weeks Post Op, Stanford, CA

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!

 

1 thought on “On My Way….

  1. I have been reading back on your journey. I am currently at week 7 in my post op recovery. I am also a long distance patient, having a 7 hour drive for each visit. I had some early difficulty with my hip flexor being cut on the bone. It is healing but still gets angry every time I try to push my walking distances further. Oddly enough, I am also rereading the Fever series during my recovery. KMM is amazing. Thank you for posting you story since reading these blogs has helped me feel more normal in my recovery. I’m highly competitive as well and often get frustrated that I’m not as far ahead of the healing game as I would like to be. But like you said, we only get one chance to recover correctly. So I need to remember that healing right is better than moving fast.

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