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.

The end.


8 Comments on “Surgery + Recovery

  1. Both of my sisters have torn their labrums and they are both able to run fine now so I’m sure you have nothing to worry about since it’s just a wrinkle! 😀 You’ll be back in NO TIME!

  2. I wish you well! A successful surgery and the recovery will be awesome cuz you r so positive! Look at all the crap u had to deal with when ur foot was bothering u! Ur positive attitude is inspiring to many! And you make me laugh! Take care

  3. Hope your surgery goes well. Do you have a date for it yet? I’m sure you’ll feel frustrated during the recovery period but it’s so important to rest and not push yourself.
    Take care,

  4. Hey, so I read your blog all the time and coincidentally my lab (biomechanics and biomedical engineering) does a crapload of research on hip impingement. I’ve read so many papers on it I could probably bore you to death. Long story short, we work closely with tonnes of specialists and you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to worry about. I know you will worry anyways, but it is honestly such a mild surgery, it could be so much worse. As a fellow runner and type A nutball hopefully this will help you feel a little bit more comfortable. Good luck and be positive!

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