The last few days have been up and down. I woke up on Day 10 feeling nauseous, though I’m not sure if it was all the meds catching up to me or something I ate recently. Either way, that morning was not fun. I took the nausea medicine I was given on surgery day for the first time, and also drank a large glass of prune juice (which may have been too much). By late morning, the issue was resolved, though I was more tired than normal for the rest of the day.
I was surprised that my hip has been more sore over the last few days than it has been since the surgery. I have been cutting back on the pain medication (down to 2-3 Percocets per day) which may have something to do with it. As a result, I fell into one of those moods where you wonder how you’ll ever feel back to normal. I expected this, based on most people’s experience with just about any injury, and was lucky to have people around to talk me out of it. Gotta keep a positive attitude and know that it WILL get better!
Other notes from the first two weeks:
- Prune juice really does seem to work with bowel-related side effects of pain killers, and I highly recommend it.
- It’s amazing, after only two weeks of inactivity, how quickly I get tired when doing things out of the house.
- When going out, I find the most important thing is to sit in a chair that you won’t slide in. Since I can’t flex my hip at 90 degrees or further, I have to slouch somewhat. When sitting on a slippery seat (such as a smooth booth at a restaurant), it becomes necessary to actively prevent yourself from sliding forward. This gets old pretty fast, thus my desire to find a seat I won’t slide on.
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!