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.