Permission to (butter)Fly!
Well I had a computer mishap that delayed last week's update, and since I was seeing the doctor soon I just pushed it off to today. So, today I had my first follow up appointment with my surgeon. After a near 45 minute wait followed by a three minute chat with the Doctor, my immediate prospects for returning to athletics have been given a huge boost! Over the last two weeks, my rehab sessions have been becoming more and more like a workout, complete with dripping sweat and me having to wipe down machines and tables (ALWAYS WIPE DOWN WHATEVER YOU SWEAT ON AT THE GYM). My brief foray into dieting was obliterated over a couple of beautiful weather weekends, and a general lack of self-control. I eat when I’m bored or frustrated, and I’m bored and frustrated all the time because I can’t exercise. Despite my best efforts, this has been my cycle for pretty much ever, and even though I’m testing the limits of my wardrobe, I’m tired of beating myself up over it. Let’s get to the good stuff!
There are a lot of good things going on right now and they certainly outweigh the bad. I do have some concerns, which I brought up to the Doctor, but he said “these other things just take time to heal.” I guess if he’s not concerned too much, then I guess I shouldn’t be either? (Genuinely asking) Here are some of my concerns and things that still suck about hip labral surgery recovery.
Honestly, the therapist and the surgeon both said I’m well ahead of schedule, so that’s pretty positive! Plus I’ve still got a month to go with my handicap pass. I need to go to some big events; I’ve barely utilized it! All in all, 7 weeks out, this surgery has been relatively easy compared to my others, and I wish I had pursued this remedy long before I did. If you’re out there with hip pain, go see a doctor, get the surgery. Thanks for checking in, I’ll be hitting the open water soon enough and working diligently on the comeback! There’s some new gear available at lovethepain.com, and you can get 15% off by using the code IDIPHON at checkout! Best of luck out there hipsters and triathletes!