Screw Removal for the Left Hip

The last of my hip screws came out on March 22nd! FINALLY! My mom took me and stayed during the surgery to then drive me home and take care of me for the weekend/week to follow. The surgery went well! I had the best anesthesiologist I've EVER had. The man so kind and caring during …

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Changes…

In a nutshell, life has changed for me. I settled my work comp case and can now write more about what I'm going through with my cervical spine and surrounding areas. I had to resign my job to settle the case. My relationship ended. I moved out of the apartment I was living the past …

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First Bike Ride

Yesterday, I took my first bike ride since my LPAO. I rode about seven miles up to the Sunday Farmer's Market in Leucadia. It didn't hurt at all, except my sit bones hurt today, maybe I need a better and more comfortable seat. I rode my beach cruiser which has no gears and surprisingly, I …

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4 Months Post Op

I am four months post op as of February 16th! This week I'm still a bit out of commission after bowling, but slowly gaining energy and strength back. I did my normal PT routine on Tuesday and biked for 30 minutes. I biked at a level 7 the whole time which was a first and …

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Hospital Packing List

I have made a PDF form, for anyone to be able to print, to prepare for their hospital stay. It's a long list and obviously, not all the items are needed. My hope is that it will be a useful list to give you ideas of what to bring with you and if you want …

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Weekend Lessons

Lesson 1: I can road trip with minimal discomfort and I don't need to stop and stretch as much as I expected. Lesson 2: I can carefully walk in the snow and when I slip, I'm strong enough to catch myself so I don't fall and it doesn't hurt more than a couple minutes. Lesson …

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Big Week of Milestones

On my last PT session of the week, my PT said I could wean down to only one day for my hip and one day for my shoulder. We joked that we are slowly starting the break up process! I'm completely fine with this type of break up and actually quite stoked. Sorry Jeff! So …

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One Year Hipaversary!

I'm one year post-op from my RPAO and arthroscopy! And what a year it's been! It's such a big milestone and I've looked forward to being at this stage for some time now. I can confidently say my hip is feeling awesome! It is still weak, but I'm PT'ing it right along side with the …

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Cheering Squad

I've had a quiet week of processing the news I got about my neck. I'm doing better and have decided to block it out until I see my surgeon again in a few weeks. I figure there's nothing to be done now and I can't make any decisions until I get more answers. Until then, …

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Yet Another Hurdle

I received pretty devastating news today about my cervical spine. I don't write much on here about my neck injury or the recovery except for when it is associated with my hip recoveries. I am not ready to go into the details about it today either, but will probably be taking a bit of a …

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