January 23, 2010
I am having my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Su next week. I am 35 years old, considered a little young to have this surgery according to Dr. Su. I have had left hip pain since an injury about 4 years ago now, and have had 2 arthroscopies to try to fix the labral tears. No such luck, now my hip is very arthritic, and I’m ready for my resurfacing.
January 17, 2010
I am now 2 1/2 days postop, and things are finally moving along. I had a LOT of pain yesterday after the epidural was taken out, so they changed my meds and I’m feeling a lot better. Only got up to walk earlier this afternoon at 48 hours. Every time I tried before that, I would faint! Luckily,the pain is much more tolerable now, and hopefully I can go home on Monday.
I am post-op day 3, and have had some issues with my recovery. I was first on hydrocodone tablets, but I was still in too much pain. They switched me to Percocet, which has improved the pain significantly. However, as a result of the pain meds, I developed ileus. I am only allowed ice chips for today, and minimal pain meds. However, I have gotten to walk a few times, which felt great!
February 2, 2010
I am now 19 days post op and feeling great! The ileus took a couple of weeks to resolve, but now I am well. PT is going very well, and I am looking forward to getting off crutches!
Thank you again Pat for this website, it is such a help when going through recovery!
I had an allergic reaction to my absorbable sutures which caused inflammation and pain at my incision site 10 days post-op. Dr. Su said it is not common, but he cleaned debrided it and removed the offending sutures. He also put me on oral antibiotics. After just a few days, it is much improved and healing nicely.
If you have any pain or discharge at your incision site, see your surgeon ASAP.
February 18, 2010
I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who has good days and bad days! I am 5 weeks post-op LBHR with Dr. Su. Some days I just can’t get motivated to do anything, and I sleep A LOT! I also get very sore some days and don’t want to walk at all. Other days, I can walk a good long while with my cane and feel like I can keep going all day. I think I will start pool exercises this week, hopefully that will help.