June 4, 2017
I just got a resurfacing 9 weeks ago from Dr. Palmer at Twin cities orthopedics. After much reading on this great site, and many others, I’ve come to realize that all surgeons are different, including their recovery advice, and all patients are different in their recovery process and timelines.
I’ve had somewhat of a hard time with my recovery, as I thought because I was athletic and in really good shape(53-play hockey, bike, golf, work-out), that I would be at the upper end of the recovery spectrum, when in reality I fall somewhere in the middle. As of now I go to the gym and do upper body and ride bike, and try to incorporate my PT exercises and stretching in whenever I can. I’m back to playing golf, but I have to use a cart because I still have a bad limp. I can ride bike forever with no problems, but when I walk it still hurts and affects my lower back. I know it’s early and the body is adjusting, I’m just inpatient to get back to the things I want to do.
I always thought that I would start skating at 3 months(not playing hockey-just skating!),