I had a good follow-up appointment with my doctor at the UIHC last Friday. He said the bone is continuing to heal well. Now I do not go back for another three months. By that time, I should be able to tell whether the surgery was successful or not. The healing time for this surgery is approximately 6 months and that appointment will be my 6 month mark. At that time, hopefully all of my healing symptoms will be gone, so I can gauge whether or not the surgery worked. Fingers crossed! As of right now, I have good days and bad, but overall I am feeling pretty good about choosing to do the surgery and hoping for the best!
Water therapy continues to go well, and I am trying to continue to progress with the exercise bike as my body permits. For instance, today I started my day on the exercise bike and now my muscles are very tight. All of my pelvic region muscles have felt like they are burning or “on fire” for about the past week. One of my friends that also underwent PAO surgery consulted with her doctor about the “burning” sensation that we both have been experiencing, and he told her that it was her “skin turning on”. I asked what that meant, and apparently it derives from the nerves. I am hoping this will go away after the healing process is complete. To be frank, it is quite annoying. My quad also continues to be weak and still has a loss of sensation. It feels odd to have people touch my quad because it is dull to touch. It is like I can feel it but it is a “fake” touch. Just another annoyance, but hopefully one that I will work through! I will continue with updates as I progress through my healing process.
Thanks again for all of the thoughts and prayers that are helping to get me through this. They are greatly appreciated.