Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I Went Skiing- 5 Months Post Op
On Sunday, 5 months and 4 days post pao surgery, I went skiing. My surgeon told me at my 9 week check up that I could ski this winter and I loved that, however everybody around me thought the doc was crazy or drunk when he said that. I just saw him last week for my 5 month post op so I asked hinm again if I could ski and he said yes. Apparently my bones are completely healed so there is nothing, including falling, could hurt my hip. So off I went on Sunday to Alta. They do a ski free after 3 program, which is perfect for me because I didn't want to pay for a lift pass only to learn it hurt too much to ski. I started with a nice, easy green run and when that didn't hurt at all, I did all blues and blacks the rest of the afternoon. I did bout 8 runs total and was surprised when i didn't hurt afterwards. I took some advil when i got home as a precaution and dreaded the next morning and the pain I was sure would come. Well, Monday morning comes and still no pain. I felt normal for the first time in almost a year since all of my hip issues started. Now I just have the left hip to look forward to, and more skiing until then.
Posted by Shelley at 7:44 AM