With my recent updates on surgeons etc, some people have been asking what is going on with my health, so here is a status update: July 25th I was T-boned by a guy who ran a red light going 55mph. I have not been working in the ER since the accident. I was hoping to be back by this week but a recent MRI showed that the source of my hip pain was a Labral tear. (The labrum is an important part of the hip, it holds the cartilage in place as well as maintaining fluid pressure in the hip. with a torn labrum the pressure seal is lost so the hip easily goes in and out of place and there is bone rubbing on bone.) When I was T-boned, I was hit on the right side of my car so at the time my hip dislocated/relocated which is what caused my Labrum to detach. The surgeon I saw on Friday told me that there was no way that this would heal without surgery. He also said that if I do not get the surgery I will probably need a hip replacement in 10 years. SO needless to say, I agreed to the surgery. What this means is I will need 4-6 weeks of physical therapy before the surgery to get my right shoulder and right hip better before then. After the surgery I will be non-weight bearing on my leg for a month. I will be in a hip/leg brace for 3-4 weeks and then I will have to do 2 months of physical therapy after that. In a perfect world if all goes well I will be back to work in 4 months. 6 months after the surgery I should be back to normal activity….It will be a long road, and a humbling experience for me. I don’t like to ask for help or to sit still. This will definitely be a learning experience and a time of growth. I will post updates as the surgery comes up. The Day before Thanksgiving is when the surgery is scheduled for
It will give me plenty of time to plan a backpacking trip through Europe for when I am better!