I’ve made it to a week post-op. It has been harder than I expected, but I am getting a little better each day. I am still staying at my parents house and haven’t done much other than sitting in the recliner and watching Netflix.
I still get pain when standing and sitting upright, but each day I can tolerate a little bit longer each day. I haven’t been able to taper the ibuprofen/tylenol. I thought I would be able to drive at a week post-op, but not being able to tolerate sitting upright has prevented that.
I am so sick of sleeping in the recliner. I so badly want to sleep on my side or stomach, but I can’t tolerate the pain. For the last two nights I have started out in bed (it was nice to try and lay flat), but I didn’t last. I ended up in the chair around 2:30am.
My post-op hip has really started to bother me. It has been very achy, stiff, and sore. I’ve also had some sharp pains right over the femoral vein (like pre-op). Walking up stairs is difficult. Being that this is my third surgery on this hip in less than a year I am very paranoid. I messaged my PT last night for reassurance. She said it all needs to rest another week and I should be ok in the long run. She keeps telling me that the third time is the charm….that this time it worked. I told her I don’t have her optimism yet, but I’m hopeful.
So, I have one more week until I see Dr. Ellis and Dr. Leff. I need to get a copy of my surgical report to take to Dr. Ellis, since I see him before I see Dr. Leff.