Monday, August 06, 2012

Hip Photo Blog 
 Hill Junkie requested some photos, so here you go.

The hip this morning.  It's bruising nicely but the pain has mostly subsided as long as I don't do anything stupid (like trying to use it like I almost did in a drug induced haze the other night).


Hip bandage free to expose the 7 staples from surgery.  Gonna leave a gnarly scar but it will be right next to the scar I have from my first bike related concussion when I was around 8-10 years old.

The only real road rash that I have is on my right elbow. I'm also sporting a couple of stitches right on my elbow.


Couple of x-rays of the fracture.  I'll let you find the problem.  I don't have the eye for it.


8 comments:

Hill Junkie said...

Glad I wasn't eating my sandwich when I clicked on these! Are these pre-op or post-op photos? Get any hardware? Thanks for sharing!

Hill Junkie said...

Meant to say x-rays, not photos...

rick is! said...

these were all post-op. i've got 4 (I think) ti screws for now but I'm playing the waiting game to see if the bone dies or not. if it does, i'm back to square one...

rick is! said...

sorry, x-rays were pre-op

Hill Junkie said...

Let's hope for the best. I still have very low bone density, and one of my greatest fears is breaking a hip. That is the reason I've curtailed road racing. A broken ankle is probably a piece of cake compared to a hip. I was zero weight bearing for six weeks. Even though I did a few crazy things towards the end of my recovery, I was good about obeying doctor's orders through most of the recovery process. It pays to heed their advice. The first couple weeks are the toughest as you go through withdrawal from exercise. Then you adapt to the situation, pain decreases, and things aren't so bad.

Pete said...

Ouch...Dude get well man!

TrevorM said...

Sorry to hear it man. You so use to be my hero ;) I don't know how much I can help from afar, but if you've got rehab questions, or hip questions in general, holler at me.

New challenge that you're definitely up for.

rick is! said...

Thanks everyone. Appreciate the thoughts. Getting better every day.