9,5 month PO; R hip pinning from a complete hip fracture.
I am still trying to figure out what my op hip can do and what it does not like. Last week my hip “updated” me.
Walking a hill of about 1 km length down hill resulted in my knees and quads shaking because the op side is not strong enough yet and after visiting a beach, making it up the hill again was tough. I was limping and walking real slow. I felt like I was back at 5 months PO. Hm.
Walking in sand is also pretty tiring because of the resistance of the sand and uneven ground, but still an upgrade doing it “without” crutches. ( “Beach & crutches” don’t match very well. Been there, done that – can not recommend it. See “PO week 11, “the traveling hipster”.)
I honestly thought I could do the hill and beach much better at this stage. Bummer. Still lots of atrophy and muscle imbalance going on, as well as strength and endurance need to improve. Same old song.
The next day I had to sit quite a bit and did not get to move enough. Also not great. My soft tissue absolutely hated it.
Basically my whole quads on my op side were deeply aching all night long, like a 5/10, the side where my incisions are was also super aching and I had butt ache almost every night last week.
Now I know, too much is not good and neither is too little. Hills are tough, walking in sand is not easy and too much rest is also a no go.
Still need to find the sweet spot, keeping my hip and muscles happy, challenging them a bit but not stressing them out. It’s constant fine tuning.
The never ending story. My fifth year this month, dedicated to my hip/s, and counting.