Lee Ann’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2010
September 21, 2010
I’m at 3 weeks post op today – officially using two crutches (Dr. Su’s advice is two crutches for 3 weeks) but in the house quite often just walk with one crutch. For my outside walk though (which today hit 1.8 miles) I do have both crutches with me but barely use the one crutch. Thursday I go for my first out patient PT evaluation – Monday I go for my 4 week check up with Dr. Su – I expect to be using one crutch or a cane for another few weeks, more info after my Thursday/Monday appointments.
September 28, 2010
I live in upstate NY (about 2 hours straight north of the city). The home PT that they sent me right after I got home from the hospital was like the one Pat had – she didn’t know what hip resurfacing was (although did research it & was more knowledgeable by her 2nd visit) and after 2 visits didn’t know what more to do with me (I was already walking quite well with 2 crutches + doing the exercises from the hospital PT 3 times/day so … there was nothing more she could add at that time).
By contrast the out patient PT place I’m going to – Kingston Physical Therapy – is extremely familiar with resurfacing. As a matter of fact the therapist I’m seeing (who happens to be the owner of the place) was just at a seminar at HSS (Hospital Special Surgery) where Dr. Su (my surgeon) was a speaker. We formed an instant bond as her husband had also had THR at HSS & was familiar with the guest facilities that my husband used while I was in the hospital. I had my first evaluation with her last week … my first ‘real’ session today … focus will be on stretching & getting my walking gait/stride back to normal.
October 1, 2010
I’m 4 weeks post op – Dr. Su ‘released’ me to drive this past Monday (woo hoo!), started my stretching exercises that night, officially started out patient PT on Tuesday … by Wednesday I felt like a truck had hit me. By Thursday though back to feeling pretty darn good again, now if the rain will stop in NY I can get back to my walking 2+ miles twice/day.