Pack List for OCS updated

June 30th, 2013 No comments
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Albuquerque, NM OSO has permanently closed

November 11th, 2012 No comments
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New website for Austin OSO

October 24th, 2012 No comments
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New links to Berkeley, CA and Ashland, VA OSO

February 19th, 2012 No comments
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One year since my total hip replacement

January 5th, 2012 No comments

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my total hip replacement at Hospital for Special Surgery.

The hip itself feels great. For the most part I experience no pain. Every once in a while I’ll move it in an awkward direction or lift something too heavy and it will hurt or feel uncomfortable for a day or two. Other than that I can’t even tell it’s a prosthesis.

My back unfortunately hasn’t improved a whole lot since the surgery. Prior to the THR, I had a 1″ leg length discrepancy. Now that my legs are even lengths again, my spine has re-adjusted, and is now causing quite a bit of pain. I had hoped it would subside, but it’s been a year and the pain is still present. For the most part, sitting and walking are fine, but standing is very painful, especially when I’m scrubbed in on a surgery and I stand in the same position for hours. I’m seeing my surgeon in a month, and he’ll probably refer me to either physical therapy or to a spine surgeon, even though I won’t be having another surgery right away!