I Year Post Op- Right Hip Scope

It is hard to believe that I had a major hip surgery a year ago. Recently I have been reading some of the post I wrote leading up to the surgery and right after. It amazes me how far I have come. The past year has been such a roller coaster for me, there was a point where I felt like I was just doomed to be on crutches forever. This week I ran a mile. That's right I actually RAN! I really never thought I would be at this point.

The first week after surgery was probably the hardest week of my life. Quite frankly I don't even remember what my hip felt like that first week, but my head as pounding. The spinal headache I had made me think I was going to die. There was one point when I just cried for a half hour because I couldn't even lift my head without getting dizzy and nauseous but I couldn't fall asleep because I was on caffeine pills. Thankfully it subsided without needed another spinal procedure (I might have flipped as I am now very afraid of needles anywhere near my spine).

Overall I am still amazed by how well my recovery went, it shocked everyone. My OS had expect it to be rough because of how much damage there was plus all my autoimmune issues and after my horrible knee surgery recovery two years ago both my PT and I thought it would be like that. My PT actually said it was the easiest recovery he had ever seen from that type of surgery, and he had to constantly remind me to slow down.


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