I’m 3 months post-op, having been non-weight bearing on crutches for 6 weeks, and then in PT for 4weeks after that. Finally got back on my two feet a few weeks ago, walking pretty darn well. Hopped on my road bike for the first time last weekend and felt great. Did a 3 mile walk last night and felt great but a little achy (not severe at all) in the groin today.
At about 5 weeks or so on my own two feet and have just started doing 5K walks within the last week. Biking only up to 12 miles, but good enough for now
I live in Buffalo, NY. My surgeon’s name is Dr. Brian McGrath; he is with University Orthopedics here in Buffalo, and I think the world of him and his entire group! For me, it has been a day-by-day recovery with things literally improving on a daily basis. One thing I will stress to everyone out there is to keep doing your stretching and strengthening exercises they give you post-op and in PT. The human body is an amazing thing; it works in extraordinary ways to heal itself, but you have to give it some help along the way! So believe in those exercises and in your own ability to improve! I am better each day because of those exercises and the ones I am now able to do on my own, such as biking, walking, elliptical, etc.
August 25, 2009
I am a year+ post op–and feeling FABULOUS, by the way–and, because I’m in a clinical trial, still have to take the prophylactic antibiotics for any procedure.