Me being on vacation is glorious rest for my hips. Seriously. MUCH needed. Although the drive home killed my back. I realize that most of the pain is muscular, but this is unnecessary pain. I had to use a portable heating package thing all day. I literally feel like everything hurts, even with my time off. I can't imagine how crabby I'd be if I was doing rotations now.
Plus, I had decided that I needed to start strengthening core and upper body because I have to be able to hold myself up on crutches in six months and I'm so weak in the arms that it could cause problems (since I am prone to dislocations in the shoulders, clavicles, wrists). I can't see how I could do 8 or so weeks on crutches without making my upper body miserable in my current state of strength. Yesterday I tried with VERY light weights upper body exercises. I will stress that I was taking it VERY easy. Nonetheless, my shoulder hurt immediately after I finished, as did my darn hip. So I haven't done anything and need to let things heal up. I may email my previous PT to have him send me some upper body isometrics/stretching/etc. I need to build up strength without hurting myself.
I also gathered up enough courage to call the surgeon's office to have a chat with his nurse about my medications. I literally ration out my tramadol so I don't have to call back to have refills (they seemed very leery about giving me meds previously). Now though, I can call once a month, leave a message, and she will call in tramadol and voltaren no questions asked until I can get surgery. I should have asked about scheduling, but totally forgot because I was so elated about getting the medications so easily. I will surely ask about scheduling next time I call...in one month.
In exactly six months I will hopefully have had my PAO. Yay and eek.