Chet Hip Resurfacing Dr. Schmitt 2012
September 12, 2012
Surgery went well yesterday . Doctor Schmitt said it was definitely bone on bone and I should feel a huge difference. Pt this morning.
September 13, 2012
They opted for general over the block because I have a herniated disc . It wasn’t to bad. Go to sleep wake up done. My throat was really sore the first day but better now. I did have a pain pump after a I could feel my leg and it did hurt.
September 14, 2012
Home nurse just left. Said the incision site looked good. Measured at 8" . Good to hear it looked good from the nurse! Step in the right direction.
September 15, 2012
Things are going well. Had pt yesterday. Feeling better by the hour!!! ( thank God) Anyway, I woke up last night at about midnight (laying on my back) and it felt like someone had a couple of flames on my heels. Right where they made contact with my bed. I put a pillow under my calves to get the heel off the bed and the pain went away. I feel better this morning. Better each morning.
September 17, 2012
Here at 6 days post op though I am feeling frustrated. I, like most, am not used to all the relaxing and relying on others for help. I am feeling better everyday but still have serious pain in my thigh. I may have pushed my pt to hard the last two days. I know – "patience".
Therapist just left. Man she worked me out hard. I’m in OK shape and I almost feel like she went until I said "uncle". I feel sick to my stomach. Maybe it’s all the acids that were being released from my leg…who knows. Glad to be putting time between me and the surgery. The muscle in my thigh just feels so raw.
September 18, 2012
So I had a rough night sleeping. Couldn’t get comfortable. I got a migraine around three, up at 7 with "half" the migraine. I had my first full round of PT yesterday so my thigh was soooo sore when I stood on it. I walked (with my walker) to the bathroom. By the time I reached the bathroom I was drenched in sweat and thought I was going down. The pain was tremendous. My wife helped me back to bed where I relaxed for an hour and tried again. Better second attempt. Weird thing now is my thigh feel 100X better than yesterday now. It’s almost like all that pain had to leave at once. I don’t know, I just know I can semi flex it without pain now.
September 19, 2012
I’m day 8 and feeling better each day. I almost passed out the morning of day 7. I have PT in an hour. I’m a little nervous as I think that what drained me day 6. I do PT on my own between the Therapist visits but I only do half of what she does. I don’t want to go to far. I have lead and athletic life so I’m no stranger to pushing past the limits physically but I believe this will take time.
September 20, 2012
I am 9 days post op. Last night I had a dream my body wouldn’t accept the BHR implant. So I woke up in a panic, once I made my way downstairs I started searching the topic. Came upon metal allergies. This opens up a whole new list of things to worry about. I am a pro worrier! I also was wondering what the oldest document BHR is. I know they have been around awhile over seas.
September 26, 2012
Just left Dr. Schmitt. He said the migraines were attributed to the pain medicine. They have been tapering off as I have been eliminating the pain meds. I hope this trend continues. On another note…Dr. Schmitt said everything looks good . So…everything looks good!!
October 1, 2012
Just got home from pt. It went really well. I like the therapist as he seemed to be very knowledgeable about hip surgeries. I told him about the over aggressive home therapist and he
said not to worry, all my exercise will not exceed what I feel is a "4" on the pain scale. So no matter what he wants it to be a "4" at the most. If it is we’ll scale back, if it’s not we’ll ramp it up a bit. Sounds good to me! Time for ice and a nap.
October 4, 2012
Pt is going good! I feel awesome today (day 23)! Took my Dodge Challenger out for a ride today! It’s a manual and it felt awesome. I think I could even ditch the cane but I’m going to wait until the therapist says it’s time.
October 8, 2012
So I’m one day shy of a month and went to work today. I have a desk job with a very soft computer chair. NOT SOFT ENOUGH!!!! My right butt cheek was killing me!!! Even after getting up and walking around every 45 minutes or so it was still pretty painful. Better now. I’m sure it’s just a matter of building up some seat time.
October 12, 2012
I made it thru my first week back to work. My right cheek was sore the first day but it got a little better thru the week. I was able to walk a little in the office unassisted just as an unofficial physical therapy on my part. I’ll keep the cane as long as needed.
October 15, 2012
Well I gave up the cane Friday evening. Woke up Saturday and used it to start my day (fifteen minutes worth). Washed my car, went shopping with my son, cleaned the garage
etc…Well come 5 pm Saturday evening and it all started to go down hill. Sooo sore. The good thing is I woke up Sunday morning and felt good again. I guess my body was not not
used to walking on its own. Today I was driving home from work and realized I left my cane at my desk. I took it to work today " just in case". I didn’t use it but found if I sat to long
(over 45 minutes) I needed to take a couple warm up steps before leaving my cubicle. Doing good tonight but using the restroom in the middle of the night with no cane will be interesting. Maybe I’ll take the broom and put by my bed.
October 22, 2012
First visit to the gym. Not physical therapy, the actual gym! So fun. I was very discipline and went very very light with only machines that are seated. After that I rode the bike (pt
approved exercise) for 20 minutes. Felt really good. I’m getting to the point where I don’t realize I had surgery at some points during my day. I hope everyone in the same time
frame as me is doing better than me or the same.
November 4, 2012
I have felt really good and being almost 8 weeks post I headed to the woods for some hunting. Little bit of a mistake. Getting back to my stand it looked like a tornado had swept thru. There were a lot of trees knocked down. I should have turned back but no. I am so sore now! Not just my hip but my whole body. Climbing up and over tress jumping off and landing on both feet. What an idiot! I don’t think I damaged anything but am really sore. It’s so hard to be patient!!
December 19, 2012
Good to go. Doctor did some strength tests and gave me the green light to ramp up all activities. I don’t have to go back until Sept 2013. I’ll still continue to slowly get back to full exercise and activities. No sense in rushing now.
January 24, 2013
I’m about 4 months p.o. and loving it! I sleep on my side but wasn’t able to for a bit. Rest assured I’ve been on my side for awhile now. It goes quick. So glad I crossed to the other side!