I had my second post-op check up today. It's been 5 weeks since surgery; I can't believe it's been that long, but then again I can. The x-rays look great; the anchors that were put into my hip joint are still where they're supposed to be. I also got to see how much of the bone they shaved from the neck of my femur, which was really cool. They took about 1/4 of an inch from the neck of my femur to allow the head of my femur to rotate properly and without severe pain. Also, I'm allowed to start walking without crutches at home when I feel comfortable to do so. I and still quite weak and unsteady, so I still have to use them in public. I'm weaning off of the Percocet (which is already a nightmare, to say the least), and I will be going to physical therapy for about 2-3 more months. They warned me before the surgery that hip arthroscopy is a much tougher recovery than total hip replacement. I couldn't wrap my mind around that at first, but now I fully understand! I'm also trying not to think too much about the fact that I need the same surgery on my left side when I'm ready for it. One day at a time!
Jennifer Rae 04.16.18