Yesterday was a huge milestone for me. I went for a short hike, probably less than 1 mile – but it was the longest walk I have taken since the surgery and the first time I went on a trail instead of a sidewalk.
In addition, my right hip joint didn’t hurt AT ALL (knock on wood). They muscles felt unused, but the joint was silent. All those grinding sharp pains I had before the surgery were gone. I am starting to think that maybe I didn’t do a completely stupid thing when I signed on for this procedure. The kids spent about 1/2 hour playing in the creek and I got to hold all their stuff! I used to complain about being their pack mule – but now I am actually happy to carry my cup of tea and their soccer ball. Amazing what two months on crutches will help you to appreciate.
Now I am itching to get back on my mountain bike and ride the trail. This would probably be pushing my luck. I know I am going to have to start on a stationary bike, but I really dislike those things. I get bored very quickly; like in 5 minutes. But who knows – maybe I’ll find out I appreciate them more now! (But I doubt it).