I realize that my updating on my blog weekly has fallen behind. I had a lot happen these last several weeks and have neglected to update. I am working full hours now and am still trying to wean off crutches. I am 12.5 weeks out and can do one crutch at work and no crutches at home. Coming off crutches is difficult when I have such long hours on my feet.
My right hip pain is pretty good. Though I still have surgical pain, my hip itself feels pretty darn good. My left hip still is there and I think its here to stay until I get the hip cut out in a replacement. I am thinking of asking for an injection when I see my surgeon next; hopefully it will settle things down decently and allow me to work with less pain.
My incisions are looking great though the screw heads stick out nicely on my right hip and I can't wait to get those removed. I have a March 6th surgery date for those to get removed in the OR. I am hoping that this is the last time I will have to go into an OR for a long while. My hope is to get through residency (which is three more years) without having to have another surgery. That isn't unreasonable!
Short and sweet. I'll update more frequently in the near future.
Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!