Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let the freaking out begin

I realized the other day that I am 6 months away from yet another hip surgery. When I was 8months, it seemed light years away but I know how quickly 6 months will fly by. As I was having a moment of quiet reflection today, I realized I was freaking out about waking up from anesthesia -- the part I hate the most. I seem to be fine with the hip rehab part and the getting to and from Vail but the anesthesia is really weighing me down. Weird, huh?

I have been having a very bad bout of muscle pain, stiffness and spasm lately. I traveled for 3 weeks straight and between walking, lugging briefcases and luggage and sleeping on too hard beds, it threw my psoas, it band and adductor into a tizzy. For the past 2 days, my glute med has chimed right in along with the others to make my life a living hell. I should also say that I have started a new regimen to see if I can get any relief from my back pain -- The Foundation by Dr. Eric Goodman & Peter Park. It was recommended to me by a therapist that I see and I started to do some of the exercises in it. My body strongly resists any change and this time was no exception. Ugh!!!

Still hanging in there trying to find the balance between doing enough and not too much. I want to be "ready" for surgery to make my rehab less painful and time consuming but, of course, I never feel like I am doing enough.

Thanks again for all of the comments left on my blog and the emails from hip patients, potential hip patients and others. It's always nice to know that I am not alone and I love the encouraging words!! I feel like all of you are part of my extended family so keep it coming.

I'll post again with my progress on the new exercises -- especially if they help me. Six months and counting!