Tuesday, August 12, 2014

14 months post hardware removal

An update....appendectomy was 4 months ago... The most common and simplest surgery! Of course I had a complication. My incision opened up due to the sutures dissolving too early. Fast forward to now ....let's just say my scars will prevent me from ever being a bikini model. But anyway... I had a benign tumor detected and removed from my appendix which had the potential of becoming cancer. I am grateful for that. On all other fronts, my family has relocated from NYC to south Florida. We have always wanted to live in a warm climate, have a house with a backyard and pool for our kids, and we finally did it! I scheduled a cortisone injection into my trochanteric bursa a few weeks before the move because I continued to have pain and discomfort there. I also wasn't able to (still) sleep on my op side and it has been over 1.5 years since my open dislocation. It took 3 weeks but the pain finally diminished and the area doesn't look swollen like it used to. About 5 weeks ago my body was ready to go back to exercising. In my previous life (before hip problems) I was an obsessive Spin class goer. I am happy to say that I am back in the saddle, literally and figuratively. My life is really coming back together and although I know my hip will never be the same, I am finally reaping the benefits of a very very long ordeal. val An update....appendectomy was 4 months ago... The most common and simplest surgery! Of course I had a complication. My incision opened up due to the sutures dissolving too early. Fast forward to now ....let's just say my scars will prevent me from ever being a bikini model. But anyway... I had a benign tumor detected and removed from my appendix which had the potential of becoming cancer. I am grateful for that. On all other fronts, my family has relocated from NYC to south Florida. We have always wanted to live in a warm climate, have a house with a backyard and pool for our kids, and we finally did it! I scheduled a cortisone injection into my trochanteric bursa a few weeks before the move because I continued to have pain and discomfort there. I also wasn't able to (still) sleep on my op side and it has been over 1.5 years since my open dislocation. It took 3 weeks but the pain finally diminished and the area doesn't look swollen like it used to. About 5 weeks ago my body was ready to go back to exercising. In my previous life (before hip problems) I was an obsessive Spin class goer. I am happy to say that I am back in the saddle, literally and figuratively. My life is really coming back together and although I know my hip will never be the same, I am finally reaping the benefits of a very very long ordeal.

1 comment:

Kate.Mich said...

I'm so happy to read a positive pain post from you Susie. I started reading your blog in 2009 when I was facing a hip scope. You have been an inspiration and a huge source of information for me and so many. Thank you for everything you have done for the FAI/hip surgery community. Best of luck to you and your family! I hope you continue to post from time to time.