I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks since my surgery! Time has flown!
(I’m kidding, it’s very much dragging on)
Before my surgery, a lot of the blogs I read mentioned that “there would be good days and bad days.” It was a bit difficult to believe; I figured that if you’re healing, then unless you do something to cause a set back, each day should be better than the last, right? Well, I think I understand what those bloggers meant.
A few days ago, I was feeling great. Coming off my second PT session, my hip was feeling looser (in a good way) than it had since the surgery, there was almost no soreness, and my morale was high. However, a busy Saturday and a potentially poor decision to stop taking ibuprofen left me stiff in my operated-on leg, as well as sore in my good leg (it is doing all the work, after all). I also haven’t slept as well the last few night for no discernible reason.
The bottom line is, I now understand how there can be good and bad days. Sometimes you wake up feeling great, like you’ll be fully healed in no time. Other days, you just feel stiff and sore all over. I’m hoping to phase out the bad days in the next 4-8 weeks.
Are you recovering from surgery for FAI or a torn labrum, or considering it? I’d love to hear how you’re rehab is going – feel free to post a comment or question below!