You guys! I’m finally 2 months post op! I have started to actually do exercises in PT and water therapy. I am able to do quad and hamstring stretches and even some squats on land. Weight bearing is going well. I’m mostly at 50% weight bearing with some steps at even more. I don’t really have pain in my hip when I walk, which is still so surprising to me, but in a great way.
The biggest change is being able to take partially weighted steps. I can’t wait to lose my “walking sticks” and just get up and walk. I have a loose idea that it’ll be another month until I am completely without them. I say loose because I don’t want to put any hard goals or expectations on my recovery. I think it could just set me up for disappointment and frustration.
Other updates are:
- I haven’t taken pain meds since the trip
- no more popping and clicking! (FINALLY)
- I took a normal shower. As in actually standing in the tub! It won’t work all the time, but it still felt nice to take a somewhat normal shower again.
- I can now pick up things on the floor….ish. It’s not pretty, but when in real need, I can make it happen.
- all of the steri strips are now off
- the screw head from one of the nails is easily visible through my skin
- I no longer need to take aspirin- yay one more med done!
- taking iron has gotten easier. Woohoo because I have another six weeks of it!
- I no longer use the “recovery” tray
- getting cold is not comfortable and after the warm weather in Mexico, I really can’t tolerate being cold for very long
- I had post-vacation depression when I got home, but luckily the sun has been shining which has totally helped
- I’m stuck in a place where I’m feeling better, but I still can’t do normal day to day activities or tasks.
- I can’t wait to drive. I’m struggling without having my independence and with being lonely during the week.
- I laid on my right (op) side for about an hour for the first time and it was moderately comfortable. I’ll take it!
- I can tolerate sitting in the recliner for longer periods of time, which basically means I’m not bed bound anymore!
Yay to two months!!!! I love checking off big milestones. The next time I see the surgeon will be at three months post op and I hope a lot of things will change in my life by then.