Yesterday was my 6-wk follow-up post surgery for a right THR. On Dec 8, 2013, I had an unscheduled THR due to vehicle vs motorcycle accident. I was T-boned by a car entering a highway (didn’t check twice), my injuries included, right THR and right knee surgery to removed some shrapnel, fractured right ankle, fractured L1 vertebra, fractured #12 rib, crushed nose, numerous muscles reattached in my right hip area, and some minor road rash. So my recovery hasn’t been near as fast as most.
I was released from my walker yesterday and told to work myself off a cane during the next week. PT for me has been very limited, but feeling like I need much more (getting very tight/non-flexable). I have been cleared to attend API (Athletics Performance Institute) and can’t wait to start. I have a MRI scheduled in the next week to look at my right knee (I believe there is more wrong with it), so I need to wait to see if I have more surgery needed.
I asked my ortho doc about running and received the same answer you all have, “no running, find some other cardo to do), wrong answer…plus he did say if I did start running not to tell him. I very glad to come across this website, nothing but praises, thanks you.
I have been in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, but have been on convalescent leave for the past 6-weeks due to my accident. I will start going back on a limited basis next week and transition to full time when able. As for completing my PT testing in the USAF, I have already come to the conclusion I will never be “allowed” to complete the running portion and will be limited to a different type of testing.
Pain is very limited now, and I’m off all pain management for now. I get very tired and painful, but probably due to pushing to hard and moving to fast. Until next time, be safe.