Meet My New Hip!

28 Oct

Tonight, I have been for a follow up appointment with my surgeon. It was to have X-rays of the new hip and check that the femoral head has grown onto and fused to my pelvis – to form my new hip socket… And it has! 🙂

I am allowed to weight bear properly now, still using crutches, drive when I get to 6 weeks post-surgery, and sleep on my front or side again. In three weeks, I should be able to use just one crutch as support for walking. The surgeon showed me how the hip joint can move so much more than the one I had previously- he moved it so much I’m convinced I could now do box splits if the other hip was the same 😉 I am amazed. And incredibly happy with it. The surgeon seems very happy too.

So now all is well, and I am confident life is only going to get better with my new joint, I thought I’d post a photo of the X-Ray picture so everyone could meet my new hip…

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That’s it! My new favourite body part.

I’ve highlighted on this photo where the femoral head has fused to the pelvis, though I’m sure the screws make it fairly obvious:

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So that’s that for now, I’m off to lie down on my front. Luxury. 🙂

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