Sunday, January 26, 2014

Is this "The Corner"?

Over the past year, and really over the past 8 years, my blog has been full of my downs more than my ups, so today I wanted to write about an "up". Today I finally felt normal! I went through my day like any 30-something, mother of 3, entrepreneur, wife etc would. No crutches, no pain, walked throughout the neighborhood from one activity to another. Basketball game, birthday party, bbq....This is the day I have been waiting for for a very very long time. I will say that it is bitterly cold in NYC and these bitter cold days work miracles on my hip, I can't figure out why but whenever we have had these cold snaps I feel amazing. I hope that this time this feeling is here to stay.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

One Month Post Trochanteric Bursa Injection

Things improved with my injection. The swelling in my leg went down miraculously and the bursa started to feel better. I have been able to pretty much get rid of my crutches for the most part. I had a little scare a few weeks ago, my groin pain came back. I had a melt down. Literally. I flipped out. Luckily my OS and PT were very responsive to my drama and I had an MRI and an appointment with him right away. Luckily there is no problem with my new labrum, and even better, it has integrated so well into my hip that the radiologist didn't know it was an allograft. The pain may be from an inflamed suture in my capsule, but things will hopefully settle with some more PT. Pt has been going well, but has been incredibly painful. I have a very very angry hip, and all my muscles are always angry and have developed tendonitis. My OS broke it down nicely, I basically have 4 problems, adductor tendonitis causing medial pain, abductor tendonitis and trochnateric bursitis causing lateral pain, hamstring tendonitis causing posterior pain and the suture issue causing groin pain. All in all one big barrel of fun.... Life has begun to be more normal in some respects. I am able to run short errands with no crutches and attend work meetings as well throughout the city. I get pain with prolonged standing and walking. It has been about a month since my injection and I feel some of the bursitis returning,but hopefully it won't be so bad this time. It has been 13 months since I had the open dislocation and I never, in a million years, expected such a roller coaster of a recovery.