I had my first follow-up with the doctor’s assistant this morning. First, they removed the stitches (it wasn’t terrible – just a little pinch) and then they took X-rays.
The doctor’s assistant said that I seemed to be healing nicely but I still have to take it easy because of the labrum tear repairs. I am also able to start putting more body weight on my leg. I’m supposed to put 25% more body weight on my leg, increasing the weight every 2-3 days. So, after 8-12 days I should be able to put my full body weight on my leg.
That means close to two more weeks on my crutches and hip brace until I’m free! After two weeks, I’ll be able to walk normally and drive again. I have two days left with my CMP machine and ice machine and then I’ll be done with those.
I’m slowly getting better. I am still good with the stationary bike and upper body exercises, and I will continue to do physical therapy twice a week.
The bad news is that I am not able to do BodyPump for 6 months and then after that I need to take 2-3 months to ease back into it. I’m kind of bummed about that and I’ll have to put BodyPump teaching on hold for awhile.
I am able to start walking after I’m off my crutches and I can slowly increase the distance. Hopefully, I’ll be able to run again eventually.
I asked about having to wear my hip brace to the wedding Danny and I are attending this weekend, and the doctor said yes, definitely. She that it would be most important to wear it to an event like that because there will be a lot of people and I have to be extra careful not to rotate my leg and hip.
She said that it’s also good to wear the hip brace so people realize that they have to be a little extra careful around me. So, now I have to figure out how my hip brace is going to work while wearing a dress.
I have another doctor appointment in five weeks to check my progress.
After the doctor, Danny, the kids, and I went to Panera for lunch. I had a Fuji apple salad and lemon orzo soup.
After lunch, we went to a new frozen yogurt place that just opened near us today.
It’s called Menchie’s and I really liked it. They had a lot of toppings and goodies for the frozen yogurt.
Danny was really hungry
Jaden likes to stir all his frozen yogurt and toppings together and then feed it to his big brother.
Overall, Menchie’s was really good with a large variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings.
Last Night’s Dinner
I also have to share last night’s dinner because it was so delicious. We made chicken and veggie kabobs (burgers for the kids).
I marinated the chicken and veggies all day in a mixture of olive oil, low sodium soy sauce, honey, and garlic.
They came out delicious! We ate them with brown rice, grilled broccoli, and watermelon. Yum!