I went to the Doctors yesterday for a follow up to the surgery. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks and I can’t believe how well I’m feeling. I even drove all the way to Santa Monica and back. It felt good to be getting back to normal.
They took an X-Ray, and I saw my new hip for the first time. It was very interesting. Here’s an example I found in Wikipedia. As you can see, the bottom slides inside the femur, which surprised me. My incision is longer than a standard hip replacement because they had to remove the previous plate and screws.
It’s healing very nicely. The only precautions I have to be aware of is the chance of a dislocation. So I have to careful not to cross my right leg over my left. He cleared me for hiking, bicycling, and swimming. I didn’t ask him about golf, because I didn’t want to put any pressure on it yet with the twisting. I know I can play golf(or try to play) in the future.
So that’s the good news. I have to be careful not to overdo things right now, but I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in months. I don’t have another appointment for 7 weeks. Like I said, everything is A-OK.