The last week has been incredibly difficult. It started mid-week when I had to run all over the hospital to do audits on my staff. It ended up rolling over into two days of audits and lots of lots of steps. On Friday we had 4 call-offs….I ended up being in the kitchen running around working numerous positions throughout the day. I barely made it to my car.
Saturday I had to go with my mom to help watch my nephews while my sister/brother-in-law went to a viewing/funeral. The boys were wild and I was in a significant amount of pain. I ended up napping while the 2.5 year old napped and my mom watched the 5 year old.
Sunday I did nothing, except go to the grocery and do some meal prep for the week. I ended up having to take multiple breaks throughout the day to rest.
I had warned my PT that I was an absolute MESS. By Wednesday I was slightly better, BUT I was still pretty messed up! My quad was super grumpy! My PT dry needled and I had reactions like I never had. Long twitches and burning from the needles. My swelling had moved from just a ring around my thigh with a lateral pocket to all the way down my thigh and around to my back. We continued to cupping to try and work it all out. This all caused me to feel pretty sick….nauseous and blah!
I ended up emailing my surgeon and surgeon’s PT because I was/am in panic mode. I am really afraid I will be back on crutches in the next few days to weeks. His PT had many similar recommendations to what I’ve already done (including the brace) and crutches prn. I don’t know if I’m going to make it 5 more weeks! My hip is a MESS!!! I am so over this and ready to be done talking about my hips!