It’s been a while since I’ve posted…a whole month. To be honest, that’s how little I’ve thought about my hip recently. It’s not that things haven’t happened, it’s just, well my hip feels completely normal for the most part so I just don’t think about it.
It’s been three months since my surgery and this past week I had checkup. My incision has almost completely healed and has filled in very well. I no longer have a ‘pit’ on my leg. It’s not quite done but oh well. I was told by my surgical team that out of about the last 100 folks they’ve only seen in this in 2 or 3 folks. It’s not normal but it happens. Basically it seems my body rejected a bit of the suture. I’ve had a few minor scrapes and cuts since I had surgery and they’ve all healed normally so this isn’t something systemic thank goodness.
My team also commented on how well I’ve done physically since surgery. As I reported I was kicked loose from PT early. Since then I’ve continued to stretch, walk, and yes, bicycle. I’m back to cycling more or less normally. I haven’t done any real long rides (meaning 50+ miles) but have been very happy with rides in the 20 mile range. My team said I’m doing very well for someone after only three months – in fact they did a double check to make it hasn’t been 6 months.
One of the best things that’s happened is that I was able to dance at a friend’s wedding this past weekend. I haven’t danced for years. I’m not a big dancer (well I am kind of big so when I dance I guess I qualify), but it sure is nice to be able to do it when I want!
The wedding was on Hawaii Island so I had to travel…in fact I’ve traveled a lot lately, Olympia Washington, Boise Idaho, and Hilo. I’ve not been flagged by the TSA, no bells have rung and I haven’t been pulled aside for extra scrutiny, besides the normal random checks of course. That’s great because I’m told that sometimes hip replacements to trigger the devices, sometimes they don’t. I don’t.
The only other thing I can think of is that I have a six month check up scheduled, but barring complications, I probably won’t be posting on my hip till then. All is good. If you need one, don’t wait.