Monday, July 14, 2014

Hi.... It's been awhile :)

Hi! It's been awhile to say the least ....
I past my THR year anniversary and concluded my 365 project on Flickr on becoming the Bionic Woman ;)

(which you can see here:

 but the disappearing act has all been for a GREAT reason...I had a BABY! :)

After I found out I was pregnant  my only fear was how my hip was going to handle it . My hip was only 8 months old and I also didn't know anyone at the time who had a hip replacement and had a baby.

After asking around my facebook hip group I found a fellow hip sister who gave me very reassuring information about how she also got pregnant before her hip was a year out and it made me feel soooooo much better finding someone who went through a successful pregnancy post THR.

My hip survived pregnancy. Actually some of the raging pregnancy hormones finally gave me a relief from my crazy tight psoas (they some how loosen up the hip joint which may cause pain to non-hipsters but for this hip chick it was the magic ticket to pain relief)...who would have thought pregnancy was the answer to stopping that freakin pesky psoas pain ;) On the downside pregnancy weight gain did not feel good on my hip and I am really trying hard to get that baby weight completely off so it won't be extra stress on my hip (much easier said than done, but I am working at it).

As for my hip it has it's up and down days. This winter when it was freezing and I was trapped in my apartment a lot of the time which caused for a lot of stiffness and pain. Now that it is summer I have been doing a lot of walking to try to strengthen it up more and having a baby stroller actually helps me so I can walk longer! I still have a huge amount of swelling in my hip that has not gone away... eventually I will get back to see Dr. A and find out why, but he has always said to me there was so much damage from all the other surgeries that it will never be "normal". I have made peace with that information and now just work with what I got! It's far from a perfect hip but it held on during my pregnancy and for that it is truly a miracle hip that I appreciate every day!

Now my amazing, precious, smart, and sweet son is 16 months old and is walking like a champ! This toddler may start giving my hip a run for it's money now, but like all hip chicks we figure out a way to make it work!  I will try to update this blog on life as a hip chick mama when I can BUT if you have any questions for me please feel free to comment on this post and I will get back to you! I hope everyone is doing well on your hip and life adventures!