Thursday, July 18, 2013

4 weeks since HWR and Glute repair

Well, I can say that this surgery has certainly thrown me for a loop, which I should have expected, but was trying to be hopeful. It has most definitely not been my easiest surgery, as my OS assured me it would be. At 4 weeks I am still on 2 crutches. I tried using 1 yesterday and I can walk well with it but there is significant pain in my glute and I paid the price later in the day. I have had horrible bruising, it is finally going down and fading now. I have my first PT session next week so we will see what my PT wants me to start with. At 4 weeks I don't feel better than preop but I am sure it will come soon. I am still really sore on the greater trochanter and really swollen. Ice is my best friend because I have completely stopped pain meds because I was so sick a few weeks back. I am still occasionally battling dizziness, headaches, nausea etc, but less and less every day.


Anonymous said...

What are the implications for scar tissue and soft tissue damage with so many surgeries in the same area?Could that become a bigger issue than the microinstability you were trying to treat? I've had multiple surgeries on the same leg and I'm trying to figure out if there is a tipping point.

Susie said...

Luckily I don't have an issue with scar tissue. I can't speak for others though but I guess like wij any decision, you have to weigh the pros and cons