Recovery Review 👵🏼
It’s been a month since surgery. I haven’t done much in that time. I did some reading, did some coloring, did some sunbathing, took some naps, hopped on some crutches, rode some scooters around some stores, and streamed some videos via Netflix, Hulu, and HBO.
So. Many. Episodes.
This surgery was just a labral repair. The new doctor had to remove the 2 existing anchors, replace those with new ones, and then had to add 2 additional anchors because the tear had grown since the last surgery. I’m very happy with my current doctor though and have appreciated his cautious approach on recovery.
These things have helped me so far:
was AMAZING. I had little to no swelling right after surgery and it decreased my pain level. I highly recommend using this device to recover after a surgery or injury.
-I've been drinking @lifeaidbevco
products daily. Yeah, @fitaid
is not an only child! I’ve been drinking that along with @lifeaid
-I've been using #carococo
on my dehydrated summer skin and @naturaculina
Cayenne Aid for my sore hip! Both feel wonderful 🤗.
-I have been relying on @mypowerdot
to help keep my muscles awake since I can't workout. Plus, the massage setting feels heavenly on my injured leg 😇.
This is not how I imagined spending my summer. I also haven’t been feeling quite like myself. As an active person and someone involved in the fitness industry, being so stationary is HARD. I wouldn’t call myself a “control freak”, but I’ll admit that I have some control freak tendencies. So I have been struggling with some things that I have no control over; e.g. having to have a repeat surgery, being immobile and watching my body change, etc. I know it's a process and I need to trust the process, but anxiety levels are rising! 🙈 Bring on month 2!
I have to thank my family for being my own personal nurse squad and chauffeurs. #crutchlife
is really hard! I wouldn't have been able to do it without them.
Also, thank you for all of the messages!! Reading those really really make me smile ☺️.
PS I’m also very appreciative of those that I have been bitching too. You know who you are 😘. #laracrofthipbrace