Borderline 6 months PO.
Last week was crappy. Every day my hip had something else in store for me, I just couldn’t do it right.
Either it was aching so bad I could not sleep at night or it was very cranky during the day; the hip flexor absolutely hated me and made me look like I just turned 100 when I tried getting up from a chair; or both hips were miserable and since I am being told to “keep pushing myself”, I tried that too.
It took me almost six months to get to 15 minutes on level 1 on my stationary bike, so I thought “let’s try 10 minutes on level 2” instead and see how that goes.
That fell in the category “felt good while I did it….” – not so good afterwards. The payback set in about six hours afterwards with BOTH hips being angry, 5/10. Bummer.
My PT always wants to know how my week was and after I told him, he said it sounds like I have a burn out from PT. (No kidding.)
I counted the reps (of all exercises together) I do while I am at his place and counted 432 – in 1.5 hours! Anybody would have a burn out doing this for months (AND my daily PT exercises which went on for two hours/ day for months, reduced to one hour/ day only recently), leave alone trying to recover from a hip fracture.
He wants me to take some time off from PT and ice more as I am already. Preferably twice a day.
My good hip is hanging in there, sometimes better than other times. In general it has calmed down quite a bit but it still gets upset easily. My PT even suggested getting an MRI for the good hip or at least talking it over with my OS, next time I see him, which is in three weeks for another follow up.
So right now the plan is this, I let my hip/s calm down and continue with my exercises on my own for a while and see how that goes. In case I need help again, I can always go back to my PT.
Doing too little makes my hip stiff and achey, doing too much pisses things off. I need to find that golden middle that keeps my hip/s happy and challenges them just enough to keep improving.
Sounds like yet another fun journey ahead.