Quick check in fellow Hippies.
In the past 7 months, I’ve regained almost everything I feared losing and more. I’ve been incredibly focused and disciplined, however there are good days and bad. I really only mention this because I can forget it was only last October I had my hip replaced. The last few weeks have been challenging, with nerve / joint / soft tissue pain. It’s easy to let my mind get the best of me and jump to conclusions. With the amount of rehab and training I’ve done its not a large leap from leg pain to ” OH SHIT – REVISION ” fear. Fortunately, my surgeon is very accommodating. I’ve seen him twice since he’s declared my hip totally healed.
This last visit he explained in much greater detail, about some of the nerves and soft tissue around the site. What I’m feeling is totally consistent with normal post surgical healing. The other discomfort will gradually dissipate, and its totally appropriate to take a few days off to rest. Rest and Advil.
Hardware is great. Soft tissue takes time. My big swim race is in June, I have to remember to listen to my body.
Sometimes the answer is DO NOTHING.
Good news – Hip is healed. Next scheduled check in 24 months from now.