Monday, August 16, 2010

The Times They Are A-Changin'

The past few weeks have been quite a good way!! I have finally recovered from the "Great Withdrawal  of 2010" ;) (Seriously that was truly one of the most awful experiences of my life)
So Much has happened in such a short amount of time!

No Pain Meds..Not even Tylenol! I am dealing with the pain with ice packs, rest, stretching, and tens unit.

No more Crutches!!! (Crutches burning party will be coming look for your invitation in the mail ;) ) All cane /all the time now, and I look forward to the day when I can ditch the cane, even though it adds an interesting conversational piece, and some flair when I am out and about ;)

I went on my first mini vacation/ road trip (I didn't drive..not at that point yet..driving is still a tad out of my reach, but watch out world and the people on the road when I am back behind the wheel ;) ) It felt so nice to get away for the weekend, new scenery, and I got to celebrate my grandmother's 90th Birthday!!! (Which was awesome!) I have been pretty housebound/ neighborhood bound since FEBRUARY!!! It was a four hour road trip, but we took many "stretch breaks" along the way and I brought ice packs w/ me. I did bring my crutches for a just in case moment ,which I did have to use on the last day due to muscle and hip pain/fatigue. They did have a pool at the hotel so I also got an aqua therapy session in as well ;)

I had my first BEACH DAY of the summer!!! It felt amazing! I am a summer girl through and through, and it has been quite a bummer not to be able to enjoy the beach and outdoors due to my hip and my pain patch (you can't go in the sun w/ the fentanyl patch.. it can be quite dangerous to get it hot) . So my friends, my cane, and I got a beach day in this week, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I even took a short stroll w/ my cane in the sand! I sure was in need of some natural vitamin D...what a spirit lifter! Unfortunately I couldn't go swimming due to my hipster and the waves, but hopefully I will be able to make up for it next summer...surfs up for sure!

I also got to go out and have my first drink since surgery...Cheers! A nice glass of Pinot Noir hit the spot just right (and even helped with the pain a little too) ;) Listen to some live music and it was especially nice now that I am off of the pain meds, and I could appreciate it a lot more. Plus I didn't feel all sorts of jumpy when I was out in public (seriously that pain patch made me feel awful now that I can actually mentally reflect on the past 5 months!)

It was really nice to be out with my friends again and really enjoy my time, and remember it ;)

In two weeks I will be going for my 6 month check up with Dr. M. This is the time when he said "After 6 months you should start to feel a little better, and see some changes from the surgery" Well I guess I already am..I went from crutches to a cane, I am in more extensive PT,  and I am off pain meds. My leg does still feel pretty weak, I am still having groin pain and my psoas is flaring up from being more active (this is the one thing that is really making me worried). I can't walk on my own.... yet, but hopefully that will start to happen soon!  I still have pain constantly for the most part (but different from the pain before),but I am just keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this surgery worked! I will say though for the first time from all 3 surgeries I do have a good feeling that it just might have done some good for me! I will update you after the apt and see what Dr. M thinks!

Peace out for now fellow Hipsters! :)

ps. I do have a new blog that I started during my recovery...Lots of fun and interesting interviews, and my thoughts on all things except for hips..that stays here! ;)


  1. Love it! I think you're doing fabulous myself:) It's been quite a ride for you these last 6 months, but hopefully, like you said, you'll be able to take advantage of summer full on next year!!! I am so thankful that you have been able to see the up side to everything. Looking forward to the 6 month follow up appt update:)

  2. @Marcie!! AWWWWWWWW!!! Thank you Twinsy! and Thank You for all your support!!! xox

    @WB..awwwww...that makes me happy! :) Thank you xo

  3. Wow you look fabulous! I am sooo happy for you that you are getting better! You so deserve to feel better! Go Sarah!


  4. awwwwwwwwwwwwww Thank You Lisa!!! I really appreciate all the compliments and the rock!! Thanks! :)