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Surgery date is set.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So I went back to the doc on Wednesday. And, like I thought he would - he said I needed surgery to fix the TWO things that are wrong with my hip (yep, not one, but two). He is going to fix the frayed labrum first. But, I also have a femoacetabular impingement. For those who aren't up on the anatomical terms - I have a bump on the head of my femur that prevents it from sitting correctly in the socket (acetabulum). So, he's going to shave that piece of bone off.

The good news - anesthesia and pain killers, haha. Also the surgery is on November 2 - so I don't have to wait too long. He only does one hip sugery a week, only on Mondays. So he's not double and triple booked with arthroscopic procedures - I get his full attention. Yay!

The bad news - 6 weeks of crutches. I guess I'll live. I will be able to go back to work after a week, and I go to physical therapy on the day after the surgery to work on correcting my imbalance, also a yay!

I will be off of crutches by Christmas. Don't know if I'll be 100% at that time, so the Flying Pig might be 13.1 instead of 26.2, but we'll see.
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  • JOHNBABJR
    I hope things go well, Molly. I'll look forward to hearing all kinds of good things from you around Christmas, when your crutches are off.

    Best of luck!
    4026 days ago
  • COOPSM
    The time will fly!!! Hope you have a great OR and a speedy fast recovery!!! Keep us posted on your progress!!!

    Beth
    4026 days ago
  • 10YEARSTOGETHER
    I didn't know you were having problems with this. I hope you have a successful surgery and that you heal nice and quickly. I'm sending positive vibes your way!
    4026 days ago
  • ELFITZPA
    I'm so glad you're getting this taken care of so soon!! And yes, 6 weeks on crutches stinks but 6 weeks on crutches AFTER waiting a few more months for the surgery in the first place would be so much worse. I'd say overall this is great news!!
    4026 days ago
  • TAMTAM64
    At least this is a step forward in solving the problem of your hip. Six weeks will fly by... I hope everything goes well with the surgery and that you heal extra quickly with no other problems. Let us know how it goes...

    Tammy
    4026 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    I think having that peace of mind to know a) what's wrong and b) what needs to be done is a huge step forward!
    I find it awesome that he can fix the problem, right? At least it's not something permanent that is going to keep you out for a long time! So yeh!
    Thanks for keeping us in the loop- at least your upper body will be rock hard from all that hard work on crutches!
    Best of luck with the surgery Molly!
    4026 days ago
  • JEM0622
    Hoping that your procedure is uneventful and lots of good healing vibes! ~Julie
    4026 days ago
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