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Thursday, September 13, 2012

11 Days Before: LOVE/HATE

When compared to 11 days before my last surgery, this is completely cool, calm, and collected.  Last time at this time before my surgery, I still didn't even know I was having surgery!  I was getting bilateral MRIs, seeing my surgeon the next day, and then ten days later was in the OR.  Phew.  Looking back on it, I wouldn't have changed a thing.  Although I was heartbroken that I had to stop school for the time being, it was without a doubt, the right decision.  Although my left is a bit off still, it is so so so so much better than before this last surgery.  In my mind, coming out of a surgery not worse than going in, should be deemed a success.  This last surgery was the first time this has happened!  Woot woot!

I wish I could forgo this upcoming surgery.  No aspect of this surgery is fun.  Nothing.  Most of all I am really dreading being locked into the CPM.  Gasp, I just said the "C-word!"  I won't say it again.  But yuuuuuuuucky.  For anybody who has used one before, you know exactly what I am talking about.  I am also not looking forward to the attention that comes with having surgery.  I hate that all of the people in Vail know me by name.  I hate making a scene in the hospital (invariably this will happen because anesthesia and me do NOT mix well).  I hate having to lug my sore and swollen body to PT twice a day while in Vail.  I hate having all these doctors appointments & injections.  Having said all this though.....I WILL LOOOOOOVE TO HAVE MY RIGHT HIP FIXED.  So that makes all the things I hate worth it!


  1. Hi,
    What happens when you get the anesthesia?

    1. I get whole body shakes, nausea, vomiting, and am totally nonfunctional for days on end. (ie entire days are wiped from my memory). Apparently it can happen, although it is not overly common. Hope I don't scare you, or anybody else. I'm really not good with any type of drugs. I am convinced I required children dosages. :) How are YOU??

  2. Hey Vicky
    Not good, I'm lying around, I have strep throat.

    In a couple weeks I'm interviewing another surgeon for a hip scope. I've seen Sampson and really like him, and he has a huge amount of scope experience. He's expensive though, and doesn't insurance.

    I'm curious what this other surgeon will say. My Sports MD had a hip tear and he repaired her hip. In addition he accepts my insurance. He won't do a bilateral repair at the same time like Sampson will do though.

    I'm glad to read your left hip is getting better and better. I hope your right follows in the same track.

    That's too bad about the anesthesia, can they try a different type?