Well, I cannot believe it has been a week already since my second surgery. This time around I feel stronger, less exhausted. I guess that comes from being in PT up until surgery vs a month of medicated haze on the couch last year. It seems weird. Don't get me wrong. It hurts. But I was expecting worse.
I do seem to have some movement deficits in the left leg that were not there pre-op but I was told there was a lot of work on the left side. Hopefully, the new problem is just temporary as the swelling subsides.
The most annoying thing is the new brace. Last year it just wrapped my abdomen. This year it also has a piece that attaches to the right thigh by a bar to stop me from twisting. Anyone ever wear one of these? Any ideas on how to get it to stay on properly? The leg piece seems to keep moving up and down and needs frequent readjustment.
I see the surgeon Friday. Will post any updates. Its great to have the support of this board, knowing there are others who understand what I am experiencing.