Finally, A Date For My Second Hip Replacement
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Today, the surgery coordinator in my orthopedist's office called with a date for my second hip surgery. The date is May 27th. As before, I will stay in the hospital for 4-5 days and go to a rehabilitative hospital for a week or two. Then, I will come home and begin an at home physical therapy program. After about 3-4 weeks of home therapy, I will begin out patient therapy. Out patient therapy usually lasts 5 to 6 weeks. After I finish out patient therapy, I will have a home therapy program which I will do by myself.
I am hoping that my disease will not accelerate between now and May 27th. I have been ever so careful when doing my home therapy program in an effort to strengthen both legs, hips, back and abdominals. If the disease doesn't suddenly accelerate, the recovery for this hip may go more smoothly than the last one. Fingers and toes crossed here. Hopefully, this surgery will eliminate the disease. Perhaps by the end of the summer, I might be ready to return to the water. We will have to see!