Appointment at Columbia University
My doctor’s appointment at Columbia University (New York Presbyterian Hospital) went as expected yesterday. Dr. R. thinks that an FVFG is the best route to take. Surgery is long, usually lasting 6-8 hours. They need to graft a section of my fibula, drill a hole in my hip, insert the graft, and microscopically attach the blood vessels. The hospital stay is 5-7 days, after which I think I’ll stay at my parents house for a week or two. Recovery is around 6 months on crutches, as expected. I won’t be doing any physical activities for a year after the surgery. Not sure when I’m going to have the surgery yet, I’ll post when I do.
The good news is, theoretically, I can still return to a normal physical lifestyle after this surgery if the hip heals well.