Week 1 - Walking with Crutches
Week 2 - Walking without crutches and mastering the stairs
Week 3 - Walking normally and now mastered the stairs
Week 4 - I could get myself dressed
Week 5 - I got very frustrated
Week 6 - I was allowed to try touching my toes and could drive again!
Week 7 - I managed my first day out at Americas Cup World Series
Week 8 - First time back in the gym, cycling and swimming.
Week 9 - Had my first night out post-op
Week 10 - Today! I have found myself a job!
Week 11 - I started back at work
Week 12 - Spent the weekend at Bestival and Did LOTS of walking (22km/day nearly)
Week 13 - My 21st Birthday, I was able to wear heels!
So it has been an extremely long time since I last blogged and for those of you who are regular readers I apologise! The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirl-wind. I have made it back to work!
My hip has always been a huge part of my life, as much as I hate to admit that, and only now am I beginning to realise the magnitude of that impact. Wednesday was my 21st birthday and I managed to wear heels again! I spent the evening with my parents and sister, reminiscing over the past 21 years. Throughout the evening there was an underlining theme, my hip. 1 year ago I went shopping with Mum in Exeter for my 20th birthday but could only manage 2 or 3 hours because of the pain. For my 15th birthday I went on DofE the weekend before and spent the following three days, including my birthday, on crutches. For my 8th birthday I was at a new sporty school and spent about a week around my birthday on and off crutches.
It is such a relief to know that for the foreseeable future (hopefully 20 years, if not more) my hip pain will be a thing of the past!