Sunday, December 31, 2006


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been reading all along. I know what you're going through is hard, but hang in there! The surgery was totally worth it. I just had my official 6 month, post-op check up a few weeks ago and my surgeon said I could finally start my professional wrestling career! In other words, I am totally, rock solidly healed. The pesky soreness on the op side was a touch of bursitis, which has resolved itself with lots of stretching. Also, my "New Bad Hip" has stopped bothering me! We know that eventually, it will have to be PAO'd, but I hope to put that off for at least 5 years while I get on with my life.

Stay strong everyone! I know it seems like recovery will never end, but eventually, it does!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

6 Months Post-Op

Well, it's been 6 months since my RPAO. Here's the update:

I can now walk MILES at a time.
My right side is still sore and feels kind of bruised.
I have partial numbness over the entire front and side of my right hip, but this is way better than immediately post-op when I had total numbness in a large percentage of the area.
My left side is still giving me trouble, but only very sporadically.
In the last few weeks, my right side has also given me a bit of trouble, but not very often and not for very long.
I STILL can't sleep on my right side with making the bruised feeling more intense.
BTW, I have 5 screws in the right hip and my surgeon gives me funny looks when I ask about screw removal.
I feel fairly certain that I will have to do the left side as well, but hopefully its not for at least a few years.

That's about it. There's really nothing else to say. I absolutely advocate the surgery. I have no regrets about it. you can e-mail me with any questions at itsalikelystoryATgmailDOTcom.