Well, the progress continues to astound me. I suppose it is due to many factors, but I’m grateful to be sure.
I returned to work on post-op day 4 and, on post-op day 9 was back to full time. Friday evening, post-op day 13, I attended an evening benefit for my school. I had two short speech/presentations to make and was completely comfortable bounding up the 3 steps to the podium.
I have no pain, just a very mild feeling after exercise or when first rising from sitting for a while. I’ve doubled my PT (I just do my own thing – no actually physical therapist) and the range of motion of my new hip is nearly identical to my “natural” hip. After PT yesterday I cycled about 30 minutes on the wind trainer. I felt very close to normal. Apparently cycling muscles were not affected much, as I could have pushed a pretty big gear if I tried. I restrained myself. I was tempted to cycle outside and do a few loops in Central Park (I live in NYC), but I suppose crashing is a bad idea.
I won’t, for obvious reasons, but I actually feel as though I could go for a short run. Certainly from a strength and comfort perspective, I could do that, but I wonder/worry if the implant is sufficiently knit to bone to allow that kind of jarring. I’ll be patient and wait a few weeks for clearance from my doc.