Anyways, I just had bilateral hip surgery last Friday! Woo hoo! A little background: I have had left hip pain and snapping when I walk for about a year. I didn't get an injury (fall, etc.) but it would start after a heavy day of running on the treadmill and then just kind of stick around and never go away. A few doctor visits, an x-ray, an MRI, and 6 weeks of PT later, I'm in the orthopedic surgeon's office being told I need bilateral hip arthroscopy for hip impingement syndrome and a torn labrum (turns out both sides were torn, so the bilateral part was a good idea). I see my surgeon for the first time since my surgery on Thursday so I will have lots of questions for him (like, ahem, when can non sleep activity resume, exactly? and when can I put on my own damn shoes?) and hopefully find out how I'm progressing.
I'm only 9 days post-op at this point, so I have no idea if it was successful yet (most sources say this kind of surgery takes 3-4 months to be 100% - ugh!), but damn I hope so. I ain't gonna do that again! I'm supposed to be full-weight bearing on crutches for 4 weeks but they are SO annoying that I leave them and just hobble around the house without them. My new employer has been awesome in letting me telecommute for a week and a day, but I have to go back to the office tomorrow (facing my awful commute on I-70!).
Anyway, I haven't posted these ugly photos anywhere else, so why not here? :) You're welcome!
Night before surgery (date night with Huz!):
Day after surgery (my right hip):
2nd day after surgery (my right hip):
2nd day after surgery (my left hip):
Day after surgery (my face - apparently all swollen due to how much saline they pumped into my hip joints. I was NOT expecting this!!!):
3rd day after surgery (edema getting better):
And, just so I don't leave you with those horrible images, here's a recent picture of Claire Bear and Charlotte, dressed up in the fairy costumes I bought them for Halloween! :)