One year ago…

One year ago today, I had my six-week post-op check-up. I still think it’s pretty crazy that all this stuff is in my body. Modern medicine is just nuts…

A year later, and everything feels really good. I don’t think I’m going to be running any marathons any time soon. But I very rarely have any sort of discomfort. I think I’ve kind of figured out what the new normal is for me now. I hope my hips stay feeling good like this for a long time to come. πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

One year ago today.

One year ago today, I had the first of my three hip surgeries…

And where they still have their occasional aches and pains, both hips are 100% better than they were before their replacement surgeries. Thanks, Timehop!πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

Oh, and I got to eat magic middles in bed…

YUM! πŸ˜€

My last physical therapy.

I had my final session of physical therapy againΒ bright and early this morning…

It’ll be really weird to not come here twice a week. By my estimation, I think I put in over 30 hours of physical therapy between both hips.Β But it’s done its job. Both of my new hips are feeling really good, strong and relatively pain-free. A huge thank you to my therapists, Jenny and Greg for helping me get back on my feet. πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

My six-week post-op checkup.

Today, I had the six-week post-op check-up after my left hip revision surgery. The appointment was initially scheduled for next week but I called to have it moved it up to this morning.

Yesterday, I was experiencing a fair amount of discomfort in my right hip. I don’t know how to describe it other than it just didn’t feel right. It didn’t hurt at all. It was just no matter what I did, I just couldn’t get comfortable when I was sitting at work. It started to feel better once I got home and could lay down.

But better safe than sorry. They took X-rays of both hips together and then just the right one that was causing discomfort…

My doctor said that both hips looked great. They said that the liner slip that caused the revision surgery was very rare. The odds of it happening again or something happening to the other hip were astronomical. And that the discomfort I was experiencing was most likely a muscle issue that may arise from time to time. I’m still trying to figure out what the new normal is for me now.Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

This is what I’ve waiting for.

This morning was my very first physical therapy with two new hips. I’ve been waiting so long for this moment. I’m very excited to start working on making both legs stronger…

I look forward to the day when I can walk again without any pain or discomfort. And hopefully, that day is quickly approaching very soon. Taken with Instagram.Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

Good morning from Mount Auburn.

Good morning from The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center in Mount Auburn…

And after meeting with a couple of physical therapists, we were headed home.Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

My left hip revision surgery.

This afternoon I went back to The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center to undergo my hip revision surgery on my total left hip replacement.

From what I was told, the procedure went great and the revision was a complete success. Genifer hung out with me until the Reds game was about to scheduled to start and then she left to let Mack out in our backyard to go potty…

The bear Genifer got me for my first left hip surgery kept me company…

I had a much better-positioned recovery room this time around for the Reds Friday Night Fireworks. Last time, I could kind of see the fireworks from my recovery room. This time around I had an excellent front room seat for the show…

I had a chef salad for an evening snack…

They had the best bread pudding. It was delicious. I’ll definitely miss having them bring me the delicious bread pudding with caramel sauce.

After a long rain delay, I finally got to watch the Reds game…

I saw bits and pieces of the game.Β I guess the Reds lost 12-1. Ouch.

It wasn’t exactly the way I planned on spending my Friday but all things considered, everything went very well. I rested comfortably for the rest of the evening.Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️

An unexpected change of plans.

I went to have x-rays of my hip this morning after yesterday morning’s mishap

After looking at the x-rays of my left hip, my doctor showed me how the poly liner in my new hip had somehow, inexplicably shifted out of position in the cup that holds it in place against my pelvic bone…

The friction that I was feeling in my hip was the stem head rubbing against the now out-of-position poly liner. Long story short, I have to undergo a total left hip revision surgery tomorrow at 3pm. It’s not the full total hip replacement surgery like before. From what I understand, they are just going to go in to replace the damaged poly liner and stem head. I’ll be staying overnight again but then afterward I should hopefully, be good to go once again. Fingers crossed. 😐πŸ₯🀞❀️

That’s not good.

This morning as I was putting on my shoes and socks on the little red sofa in our office as we were getting ready for work. As I was getting up from the sofa, my newly replaced left hip moved in a very uncomfortable way like it popped out of socket just for a second and then returned to its original position. It didn’t really hurt. It just felt very, veryΒ  uncomfortable. When I stood up afterwards, my hip didn’t feel right. There was a kind of sickening sensation like a friction or rubbing feeling from inside my hip that wasn’t there before. And it started making very odd, unsettling creaking noise whenever I moved…

It’s funny how everything can be fine one second and then something as simple as putting on your shoes can really mess up your whole day. 😐πŸ₯❀️

Pause for paws.

Twelve days ago, I had my left hip completely replaced. Tonight, I took my dog on a walk around the block with just a little bit of help from my cane…

Modern medicine is truly awe-inspiring.Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯❀️