MRS – 6-week post-op follow-up

Extra points for using three hyphenated words in a row, please 🙂

Last night I saw my surgeon for the first time since I was discharged from the hospital. It has been 6+ weeks!!!! Woo hoo!
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He was very happy with how well the incision has healed and how I’m recovering in general. Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE my surgeon? And not just because he compliments me. Even though he is not a pro-running guy, he is seriously the coolest.

Restrictions have been lifted…entirely. After we talked for about 20 minutes about how I’ve been approaching recovery, mentally and physically, he felt that I am attuned enough with my body to remove all restrictions provided that I continue my diligent-yet-not-overzealous trajectory. He knows I want to run at some point though he’s cautioned me strongly (but not vehemently) against it. His words are very compelling. He talked about how even though the devices they use are AMAZING it’s more a matter of how an individual’s body responds and reacts to the inevitable byproducts of device wear and tear. That seemed to be his primary concern. But…. I still want to do it. At least a little bit 🙂

So…no pain and no restrictions. I guess that means…

NO EXCUSES!

lol

Time to start moving my body in a myriad of ways that heretofore hurt like hell but don’t anymore 🙂

As to when I might give running a shot, I’ve decided that I really need to get my right and left side a heck of a lot more balanced in terms of strength and flexibility. 14 years of degradation has really done a number on my right side quads and glutes in particular it seems. I figure if I’m able to consistently address this for the next 6+ mos, I’ll be ready to give it a go. We’ll see how it plays out. Right now I’m digging feeling GOOD!

At the moment, I’m walking about 2 miles a day, give or take, still taking the cane along for when I get tired (that’s when the limp becomes noticeable). Still doing my exercises 2-3x/day. No pain meds at all. After Sarah’s post I’m getting ready to dig my erg out of the messy garage and give that a whirl. Next week I’m going to start going to the gym again, too. Good times!

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      Extra points for using three hyphenated words in a row, please 🙂 Last night I saw my surgeon for the first time since I was discharged from the hospi
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