Thread to document all the fun I’ll have this year.
Unless I failed my COVID test this afternoon (no, I didn’t study for it - but I have zero reason to think I’m infected), and unless I get a call saying it’s off, I’ll get scoped out on Friday. No, not that kind of “scoped out” - though I’ll be out cold, so I can’t control what any females in the OR may do. It’ll be a laproscopic surgery on my hip, taking off a bone spur causing overcupping and fixing a torn labrum I suffered last spring. If anything else needs to be fixed, they’ll do that too - but per the last MRI I had in November, everything else looks OK.
No weight bearing for 4 weeks after surgery. At least 4 weeks of PT, possibly as much as 8. Recovery is expected to be 3-6 months. Somewhere after 2-3 months, we’ll discuss surgery on the other hip which needs substantially all the same stuff and might be worse given I’ve had issues with that for a while. Hoping that after this, I’ll regain flexibility and quit having issues that radiate into my lower back, and I can get to working out and dropping weight like I’ve tried to do for several years and couldn’t because of what I thought were back issues.
If I don’t make it through, it’s been a pleasure knowing all of you and make sure to fight among yourselves over the GoA badges I have.