On Wednesday I felt great.
On Thursday my hip ached.
On Friday the pain was almost constant, just aching and throbbing a little.
On Saturday the pain vanished, and I felt not a twinge the whole day.
On Sunday I felt mostly wonderful, but some aggravation after a long walk.
On Monday I was in pain.
I'm plugging away at PT, and can now do:
- Squats (not all the way down)
- Balance moves on half-bosu (or at home, a stack of pillows)
- Side leg lifts
- Wall sits
The better I am about PT, the better I feel, so I have been trying to get it in twice a day, although I occasionally slack off.
Last week I got a chance to talk to another runner who was having the same surgery. She had it this Friday; I spoke to her Wednesday (I just met her, but I know her boyfriend well). She had a lot of questions prior to the surgery, but I felt like I had NO helpful info for her - there is just so little consistent information out there about hip labral tear surgery! She is seeing the other hip specialist in town, Dr. Suri, and his post-op instructions differ hugely from those of my doctor (like, wearing a brace for only 10 days versus 6 weeks from my doc!).
I'm being patient with the ups and downs, because I was told to expect that. I'm just hoping that in time (but not too much time!) the ups overtake and leave behind the downs.