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3-month post THR appointment

March 25th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just got home from my 3-month follow-up with my surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He said that I looked great, and that I can end physical therapy when my authorization expires. He said that my continued recovery is now all up to me. Since I don’t like long distance swimming, he recommended I get into biking.

In regards to the knee pain I was having the past couple weeks, he said “some groin, thigh, or knee pain will occur,” and that it’s expected. The knee pain went away two or three days ago; hopefully it will stay gone.

Finally, he cleared me to work, saying that by the time I was hired and began seeing patients, I would be physically good to go. I asked him what he thought about having me work at his hospital. He was thrilled and thought that was a great idea.

I still have some time before I interview for a job. Maybe in the meantime I’ll become one of those crazy cyclists speeding through central park.

Central Park Cycling


 
  1. Brian
    March 26th, 2011 at 12:16 | #1

    Hard to believe it’s already been 3 months! I’m glad to see that your recovery is going well!

  2. March 26th, 2011 at 12:39 | #2

    @Brian
    That’s because it’s only been 2 months, 20 days ;)

    Part of me wishes things were progressing more quickly, but when I think of how recently I had the surgery, I can’t believe how much I’ve healed.

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