I take Tylenol and the occasional Tramadol for pain relief. But this is mostly due to my pain in my right (non-op) hip. SO sick of hip pain. Speaking of pain, I have noticed that my pubic symphysis is extremely painful to palpate. I accidentally leaned on the island in the kitchen today and nearly jumped out of my skin because it hurt so much. Maybe I just irritated it somehow....it's just odd that it would come out of nowhere. It kinda caught me off guard.
I got my surgeon's bill today. It was a lovely $18K. The breakdown of procedures was as follows:
- Periacetabular osteotomy
- Open treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; osteoplasty of femoral neck (Heyman type procedure)
- Arthroscopy of hip, surgical with debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), abrasion arthroplasty and resection of labrum
- Bone graft; major/large
Sleeping is still sucky. I got some melatonin and tried that last night and it seemed to work. It's hard to be fully confident in this supplement as it is usually used for circadian rhythm disturbances. But, it worked, and I fell asleep last night very quickly. I was extremely tired though since I had been out and about yesterday. I convinced my Mum to go to Applebee's for their $6 burger Wednesday. YUMMY. And then we went to The Dollar Store and then to Walmart. I crutched all over each of these stores. It wasn't exactly fun, but it also wasn't terrible. What irked me was that I have a handicap parking pass for an entire year and at each of these stores there was not one single open handicap parking space available. Which, whatever, it's busy because of Easter weekend approaching, but when they don't have a handicap parking pass displayed makes me think that they just parked there because it was close and don't actually have difficulty getting into the store. So, I STILL haven't used my handicap parking pass to date since I a) always forget it or b) all the spots are occupied. First world problems...I know.