Update

154 days since hip surgery
47 days since hernia repair

I’m behind on my update.  Work has been crazy and I’ve been exhausted by the time I get home.  Last Tuesday I saw Dr. Ruane.  As I said in my last post, my IT band and where it inserts in my knee has really been bothering me.  Dr. Ruane didn’t want to do another injection until I have some time to really rehab my IT issue.  I finally hit 6 weeks last Wednesday, so I can finally start rehabing my hernia, hip, IT, etc.  At PT last Friday I was a mess.  No starting exercises because it took my whole appointment to get me back in place.  I had a large innominate dysfunction.  I took 3 different techniques (5 total attempts) to get my pelvis back in place.  I can’t remember what else was funky, but I know we needled and had a rib out…mostly my typical issues!  After my PT appointment we went to the Zoo!

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Today we resumed two sessions per week.  I started having some pain on my left side yesterday after I mowed the lawn and it concerned me.  At PT this morning we did my exercises and fixed my pelvis/back first before our needling adventures.  My innominate wasn’t as bad today, but it was still there!  Wendy wants me to go back to wearing my brace and doing a self correction every day until we can get me “stiffer.”  Needling-wise  she did my obique, IT, adductor, gluts.  Some on both sides, some on just one side.  We found that my left side is wicked weak (almost more than my right).  So, I have a long rehab road ahead of me!!!

Crazy Week!

I’ve honestly lost track as to where I’m at….luckily I have a counter app on my phone!

146 days since hip surgery (almost 5 months)
39 days since hernia repair (almost 6 weeks)

Last week was intense!  We had the grand opening of our new Cafe AND we had a survey team in….that meant a crazy amount of steps for me!  I worked a few hours on Sunday to try to get ahead, but that didn’t work very well for me because I still took 17,738 steps on Monday.   That was by far the furthest distance since before my surgery in November….if not longer!  I worked long days (mostly 10 hour days) and then had to go in on Saturday for a “Disaster.”  We had a flood from a broken sprinkler head.  It was a MESS!  I ended up going in to help move furniture/equipment in to storage so they could start the remediation.  My week totaled out at 74,248.  My body held up fairly well.  I was exhausted and was back to taking my Tylenol and Tramadol combo.  I took a few hot Epsom salt baths.  I also was in bed very early.  My knee decided to join the party.  At PT Friday, Wendy told me that she wasn’t surprised my knee was bothering me.  Due to my lack of glut med activation, my IT band was compensating.  The IT inserts into the knee in the exact spot that I am having pain.  I’m back to icing…..my knee!  I still don’t have feeling back….but the glue came off! I see Dr. Ruane on Tuesday….hoping he may have some ideas for the IT, glut med, knee issue!  The saga continues!!!!!!!

I’m almost 6 weeks (Wednesday)….so I am clear to start swimming and we can start increasing my “exercises” at PT!  YAY!!!