In June, 2020 I was diagnosed with an anterior and posterior labrum tear in my left hip. My best option was surgery.
I'm determined to work my way back to pre-surgery conditioning (or better). This page will document my recovery, including victories and setbacks. I’ll also be sharing the things I learn along the way.
Hopefully, if you're in a similar situation, this information will help you to know what you might encounter. It always helps to know that you're not alone. Thanks for following my journey. And cheers to your recovery efforts.
Physical therapy has been going well. I can feel myself getting stronger and expanding my boundaries. We’re now down to once a week in PT from two. I’ve also been working hard at home and focusing on movements that have been historically been outside of my comfort zone. You don’t get any more comfortable with something by not doing it.
But best of all, tonight I returned to CrossFit class for the first time since before my surgery in July. I had a goal of doing the 12 days of Christmas workout detailed just below.
Mission accomplished! Even better is I felt reasonably good…as good as someone can feel doing that workout (although I may rethink that in the morning). I didn’t feel like I was pushing past what I should have been. I planned out my weights and modifications and I was satisfied with the result. My wife was right by me to do the workout as well and it felt good to know she was there. The couple that challenges themselves together…well, you know.
So, feeling good. Things are going in the right direction. Now I just have to work up to hitting a few new PR’s and I’ll be right as rain.
Thanks for joining me on my journey through recovery. I’m sure there’s still a little more to come. Stay safe during the holidays, be happy and I’ll keep you posted in the Rehabin’ Diary on anything that’s fit to print next year.