Hip is improving again. Think I got away with the fall. I still have some groin pain, but all is easing again. The hip arthroscopy scars are totally minimal, as you can see.
One thing I hadn't considered was that simultaneous to the fall I'd also started a new physio therapy regime. This is much more intense than my book of exercises from the surgeon and I hadn't considered this. The surgeon's exercises differ somewhat in intensity and difficulty and perhaps in part due to one of the physio's on that team actually undergoing a hip arthroscopy herself. This helped tailor them with inside knowledge. I would've had PT with the Capio Clinic, or Yorkshire Clinic as its now known, but as I can't drive and its too far away for my hubby to drive me as takes too
much time out of running his business.
When I compared the exercises I realized that I went from 40 leg slides a day to 150. Also 150 bridge exercises, which in my book from Surgeon isn't to be done until week 5 and I'm in week 3, plus with the bridge I have to tie something around my knees and pull against it whilst doing the bridge.
A new exercise I was given also, that was to lie on my front, flex my knees to 45 degrees and press my heels together. That and the bridge exercise are glute exercises I discovered when I googled and I just can't do glutes.
My problem is sometimes that people don't understand I'm not like a lot of Hip Arthroscopy patients who are super fit athletes, I've had this problem for 6 yrs and whilst fit before the problem I'm less so now and my glutes are totally out of whack. I wonder if my new PT took this into consideration.
Also the last exercise he gave me was to raise my knee as close to me chest as possible before it hurts and hold, only 5 reps of those. That worries me least, he thought that would worry me most, but I could squat before surgery no real problem. So now I'm wondering if I'm seeing someone a bit too proactive for my personal needs. When I resume physio in a day or so I think I'll do considerably less than 150 reps of anything and listen to my body! I'm keeping cycling, that seems to be a key to hip arthroscopy rehab.
Mentally ok. Pretty bored now almost 3 weeks into hip arthroscopy recovery. Most certainly the hardest part is the not really knowing if I'm recovered, or will be ..its very much a 'wait and see' process, where no conclusion is really drawn until 6 months post hip arthroscopy... I imagine there must be clear pointers though from 3 months. I know each time I push my hip I will pay and that is how it was pre op and because of that, it will be hard for even me to draw conclusions and I imagine hard not to lose heart at times. But got to stay positive.
I have support from a now stressed out hubby, who is working full time and looking after 4 yr old Oscar and 9 month old Isabella, when they're are not been looked after by my super helpful Mum, or nursery.
I am very keen to be there, without crutches or a limp, for his first day at school on 10th September this year. He's already stopped calling for me if he wants anything, he knows I can't facilitate his needs and so looks to others and Isabella cries and now looks past me, for a person she knows will pick her up, its REALLY HARD as a Mum to be out of action.
One thing that does make me laugh now though is that when she hears me coming, clattering along on my crutches like a granny, she perks up and waits for me with a big beaming smile!