Thursday, June 5, 2008

Driving Miss Daisy

on the way to LA for surgery

Yep, that has been my nickname of late, Miss Daisy. I had my hip surgery a week and a half ago and have not been able to drive (or do much of anything really), hense the nickname.

Waiting for my name to be called

The surgery went great. I actually don't remember even going into the OR or coming out of it and going back to the hotel. Good thing we had a lovely hotel with a huge comfy bed and lots of pillows! And Ryan enjoyed the PPV movies while I was passed out. Although why he chose The Golden Compass I will never know. The day after the surgery I had a check up with the on call Dr and then we headed home. I slept most of the way (thank you Vicodin).
My bandage after surgery
The three incision sites
I am on crutches and will be for another 2-3 weeks (ugh). I am in a fair amount of pain and doing the simplest things like sneezing or bending down are excruciating. I am sooo thankful that Ryan has been home these last few weeks because I literally would not be able to do ANYTHING without him here. I feel pretty guilty laying in bed all day but I know it is Drs orders so.... I try to get up and get out of the house once a day but I am finding that I am paying for that later.

This past Monday we went back to LA and had a check up with my Dr. My mom had removed my stitches the day before (major major ouch) from the 3 different incision areas so he checked that, got an X Ray to check on my healing and did a few mobility exercises with me (another major ouch). He told us what he had done in the surgery, which was different than what I had originally thought he was going to do. They disclocated my hip then he went and shaved off some of the socket so the ball of the hip joint would be able to move freely. Hooray for modern medicine!! Sounds lovely huh?!

I start physical therapy next week and will do that for about a month. Dr said I can get on the bike at gym in 2 weeks, walking on the treadmill in 4 and running (running?? like I did that before the surgery...) in 6.

So, in the mean time, Miss Daisy it is!

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