Surgery: 3 months on

Today I want to talk about my surgery and how I’ve adapted to everyday living as well as talk about the progress I’ve made to help some of you who may be in a simular situation. Im going to slit it up into pats so you can pick certain sections if you wish. Disclaimer: im not a medical professional this is just what im going through. Warning: some description may be slightly graphic.

So my surgery was called a hip osteotomy in which they Currently the hip bone and rotate it to place it in the socket. I had this surgery done on both hips and am now 3 months into my recovery.

After effects 

Having the surgery meant that I’ve been unable to move my legs (without using my hands) as the muscles have to learn to work together again that means I’ve had to adapt to life not being able to move from the pelvis down which means I am also unable to dress myself and sit in cars ect currently. However last week I was able to move my leg by using my muscle for the first time in 3 months.

For the first 2 months the pain was like nothing I’d ever experienced and I was also unable to lie down flat on my bed as my legs would start to spasm and the pain was really hard to deal with.

Medication 
At the moment I’m currently taking a medication called Naproxen as this is an anti inflammatory drug that helps with the pain but also helps to reduce inflammation on the joints making it easier and less painful for me to do physiotherapy I take one in the morning and one at night. I’m also taking Co-Codamol which is for pain relief and I take 2 of these every 4 hours. I’m also on diazepam which helps me to relax my muscle and sleep at night I take 3 a day. 

Discharging myself 

Something I hadn’t told everyone is the fact I actually discharged myself from hospital. Now this isn’t something I’d recommend that anyone should ever do this however after talking to my consultant it was clear to me that the only reason I couldn’t leave the hospital was because there wasn’t a care plan in place for when I got home but I new that I would be able to spend a week at home without care with the help of my Dad.
 

How I’m feeling now

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 months since my surgery already as the time has flown by. I’m still getting used to my scars and how red and bumpy they are but I guess over time that will reduce and I’m also starting to do more physio and get back to how it was before so I’m feeling pretty confident that I’m on the right track.

If you’d like a part 2 where I talk more about my physiotherapy and my scars let me know down in the comments!

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Thanks for reading as always

Faith  

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