Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Stitches Removal!

So here are two scars from the portals of my labral repair. I also learned that they released my illiopsoas tendon. I read some articles that suggested that a tight psoas can actually cause the labral tears. One positive aspect of the surgery was that the none of the labrum needed to be removed due to extreme tearing, they just repaired it and anchored it. My bones are "perfect" too, I didn't need any bone work done. I am definitely getting better because I am getting anxious to workout again. I need to sweat! LOL!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Everyday is a little easier. I can drive now with only a little discomfort. I can walk and bear full weight with no pain. My gait is still pretty slow though. I can not lift or twist or bend deeply yet. I get my stitches out Monday! WooWoo! I have gained a few pounds which sucks :(

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Driving Sucks!

So I am totally fine sitting around all day watching tv or reading and doing my exercises BUT HOLY TOLEDO DRIVING SUCKED!!! Having my knees higher than my hip just caused so much pain. My physical therapy place is attached to the doctor's office which was a terrible 40 minutes away. My pain number went from 1/2 to about a 7 by the end of the trip. THEN I had to do the friggin PT exercises and then drive home.

 It was awful.

Thank goodness, I don't have another appointment until Thursday!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Day Two - Labral Tear Repair Recovery

So here you see two of the puncture wounds for the ports for the arthoscopy. I continue to feel great and have very little pain. My hip is a little swollen and sore but I can bear weight, walk almost normally. I am just sitting around watching TONS of movies while I do my exercises. The big event for today is showering! I can't wait, I really need one!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Successful Surgery!

So I had my labrum repaired yesterday at St Francis Hospital and the doctor says it was a great success. He said I had a big ole tear that he repaired and he has high expectations for my full recovery! Music to my ears. I am still and sore but I haven't even thought of taking pain meds. Physical therapy was tough today though. I am enjoying being waited on hand and foot as well as just sitting around relaxing.