Saturday, April 26, 2008

13 weeks post RPAO

At 13 weeks out - I am walking with just a slight limp. I feel as though I am walking normal - until I see my shadow! I'm sure this will go away soon as I have no pain - and not really sure why I am limping, habit maybe? I still have not been given the OK to use the elliptical, but am walking almost every day. My latest x-rays showed healing is coming along nicely - and I haven't broken or moved any of the screws, so that's good! I booked my trip to the Cape for the summer and emailed the times to the surgical coordinator at Dr Millis' office. He said there should be no problem with scheduling the screw removal while I am there - so I will keep pestering her until I get an actual date and time for this procedure!
I took Reilly for his 1 year check-up - and mentioned that I have heard his hip "pop" during diaper changes. She did the hip test and felt and heard clicking. She ordered an ultrasound and x-rays of his hips - with a diagnosis of "hip click". I was very worried that I had passed down dysplastic hips to him! He had x-rays done - and I got a copy for myself. I asked Dr Millis if he could view them - and he said he would be happy to. I mailed them along with my latest x-rays. The pediatricians office called and said that his hips were normal - no signs of dysplasia - THANK GOD! I still will feel better once Dr Millis looks at them.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What Limp?

I have now been walking with no cane for a few weks now - and have noticed my limp getting less and less. After a long walk I may limp a little more- but otherwise feel "normal"! My brother and his family have been in town - so we have been on the go! Reilly had his 1st birthday and Brady had his 4th. We had LOTS of cake! We went to the Naples Zoo Monday and today went to the beach on Sanibel. Brady just noticed today that I am walking alone! We were walking along the beach and he said, "Hey Mom, you don't have your crutch or your cane!". I told him that I didn't need them anymore -and his reply was, "Wow Mom - I'm so proud of you!!"
I have been trying to schedule my screw removal for this summer - but can't seem to get Dr. Millis' surgical coordinator to call me back! I would like to have it done when we go on vacation up to the Cape in July - but don't want to book flights yet until I know when Dr. Millis can do it. I am frustrated because tickets to Boston are $206 right now!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

POP goes my hip!

I am still feeling great - and think I am giving up the cane.(10 weeks post RPAO) I am walking with only a slight limp now! I am back to my "normal" walks - about 3 miles - and am anxious to get back on the elliptical machine. I am gearing up for Reilly's 1st birthday this Thursday and Brady's 4th birthday a week from today. My brother and his family are coming into town this week - and Brady is excited about seeing his cousins. We got Brady a bike - but all he really wants is a Lightning McQueen birthday cake! (Which he also had last year!!)
My hip is feeling good - but I am getting the "popping" and "cracking" that I have always had. It didn't start back up until about week 6 or 7 post-op. It first started when I shifted in bed - but now my hip is "catching" and getting stuck - and then I have to "pop" it back. Dr. Millis informed me that the "popping" is normal. As TJ would say , "Normal for who??!!". I also mentioned it to my local doc - and he told me that my hips may always pop. I am trying to find out why this happens. What makes them pop? Why does it "catch"? Am I causing more damage?? All questions I will ask Dr Millis and my local doc (Dr Kagan). I have posted these questions to my fellow hipwomen on the yahoo group - maybe I will get some answers from them! I won't worry too much now - as the popping is not too painful - just more uncomfortable.