I mentioned in my last post that I would be cutting down on the Percocet. Well, I’m definitely feeling the impact; in the mornings in particular, my hip has been more sore over the last couple days than it was during the first week. Currently, I’m taking 1-2 Percocets in the morning, one Tramadol twice during the day, and one Percocet before I go to bed.
There’s really nothing else new to report about my recovery. I’m still not allowed to put any weight on my operated hip, and my good leg is feeling sore as a result. I think I’m getting more and more capable around the house, except for one incident tonight. Trying to get into the shower, the stool I use nearly flipped over (I get into the shower by sitting on a stool from the outside, then pivoting into the shower). I’m pretty sure I didn’t do any damage trying to catch myself, but it scared the !*%^ out my anyway.
Other notes from Day 9:
- Doing nothing all day really takes its toll; I feel tired from the lack of activity, then when I actually do something, it doesn’t take much to run out of energy (sort of like a lack of conditioning, I suppose).
- I’m still in a place where the pain isn’t too bad at all, but I’m (impatiently) waiting for my hip to start feeling stronger. Along those lines, I’m very eager for my three-week follow-up with my surgeon in 8 days, and the fact that I will start PT shortly after.
Are you recovering from surgery for FAI or a torn labrum, or considering it? I’d love to hear how you’re doing – feel free to post a comment or question below!