finally eventually had my surgery on Jan 6th, I went for the epidural with sedation combo rather than full anesthetic which in my case seemed to work to either put me asleep or make me forget as I have no memory of the procedure at all! (not sure I want memories though having spoken to some fellow patients over those first 3 days in recovery the experience is very odd so so I’m happy enough!!)
I wasn’t in total agony but it had gotten to the point where there was not much flexibility possible anymore on the left, I would unpredictably lock up with a massive stab (and yelp) now and again whenever I would do things like climbing stairs/steps and I hadn’t slept properly in a very long time, sporting activities were reduced to swimming (meh)
recovery good so far (arnica arnica arnica) scar healing nicely, off painkillers 100% now, def no pain from the surgery I’m doing the basic physio and walking about well and although I’m on crutches but they are more like stablilisers really I find I’m barely touching the floor and not putting much weight thru them as I walk…oh and I’m back at work!
kinda frustrated already and wanting to do much more but I need to temper myself a little, it’s only been 3 weeks after all
sometimes the joint feels a little “clunky” I’m guessing its all to do with lack of strength of the surrounding structures and need to achieve a tightening up and strengthening up of same
I’m not due to see the surgeon for another 3 weeks for hopefully a signoff to move to the next stage of getting on with proper strengthening exercises & careful return to sporting basics like the pool and upper body/core work, ellipitical, losing the crutches and mmmm well lets see about running again (I do think I have the courage for that) but minimum task is to crosstrain and properly diet myself back to as light a weight as feasible for me (I’m 92KG and I reckon need to get back … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)