Posted on December 6, 2014
Surgery + Recovery
I have a busy day ahead, but I wanted to pop by to fill you in on a few more details I may have left out. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Gosh you guys are so encouraging! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences + assuring me the outcome in most cases is great. I am doing my best to NOT Google anything about the surgery as it is in my Type A DNA to know everything. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, ya know.
I should have been a bit more clear on the diagnosis…because the front side of the hip bone is too long, causing impingement, the labrum is wrinkled (not torn…yet) and that has caused a tiny cyst to develop. This explains the burning pain I’ve been feeling.
Arthroscopic surgery is about 70 minutes and is outpatient. I am expected to rest that day and hopefully walk a little on it the following day. Each day I can do a little more, then build up to riding a stationary bike for 20 minutes per day within a week or 2.
The next step of progression will be walking on the treadmill at 4.0 mph for 20 minutes and if that goes well, running slow low mileage can start!
The timeline for running is about 3-6 months post surgery.
And then live happily ever after. Or until my other hip gives out.