2 Month Post Op

I cannot believe it has already been 2 months since I had my surgery, actually I can because it feels like it has been a year! The time has gone by so slow and it doesn’t help that I wasn’t able to do anything but watch tv or read.

2 New Legs Please

New Leg On The Way

Month One Post Op

Last week I headed to the city to go for my 2nd post op seeing how my last one didn’t go the way I was hoping at all! That made this time just as nerve-racking! I knew everything that was going to happen so that helped but still waiting to hear about how my bone is healing and if I can start learning to walk made it hard on me! I hate being on crutches and when you can’t put ANY weight on a leg it makes crutches even worse! Plus I hate driving downtown Toronto! I will say I was able to catch A LOT of Pokemon! Just so you know I wasn’t actully driving my dad was so no driving while catching Pokemon!

I do have to say that my upper body strength is crazy strong and I was already strong before so now I feel like I can do a pull up (please don’t make me do one). Sorry just a random thought that I felt you need to know.

Well, I was so happy when I was talking to my surgeon! He informed me that everything is starting to heal very well and that I can now start to learn how to walk! This is a big thing for me! Not only that but I was informed that in 3-4 weeks I should be off of my crutches! That really made me happy. Plus I no longer have to wear my stupid brace, okay it isn’t stupid but it was hurting A LOT more to wear it then not. Plus I would only wear it in the car. I may have to get a new brace though just to help with support but it all depends on how I do with walking.

You would think the best news I received was that I can learn how to walk but sorry you’re wrong! The best news was that I am able to start swimming again! This honestly just made me SO happy! For those who didn’t know before my surgery I was swimming 2-3 km 5 times a week and to have to stop all of a sudden has been a killer!

Tuesday was my first time back in the water and there were quite a few struggles I had but I am the type that can’t just give up when I really want something! Thankfully I was able to over come my obstacles! Once I was in the water I had to try walking and it was VERY weird for me to walk without my crutches, remember I have been on crutches for 2 months so to all of a sudden to not have them was scary for me but I knew that if I fell it was only in the water so it wouldn’t hurt! It was only about 5 minutes before I wanted to try freestyle swim and again very weird because I don’t have the strength in my leg to have my powerful kick I use to have. I felt like I was swimming super slow. I ended up getting my dad to time me as I swam 50 meters without hurting myself and to my surprise I was only 20-30 seconds slower than I was pre surgery!

Ontop of swimming I also have to bike just not on the road sadly! Even if I was able to take my bike to the road it wouldn’t work due to the fact the inner tube in my wheel has a huge hole in it so I need to get that fixed. I was on the bike at my physical therapy and in 6 and a half minutes I was able to bike 1.6 miles… I know that doesn’t seem like a lot but for only having surgery 2 months ago and not using the muscles in my leg it’s a big step!


I have to go back to see my surgeon again near the end of September to get yet again another x-ray to make sure everything is doing good and if it is then I get to book the same surgery for my right leg for the new year and go through this all over again! At least this time I will have a better idea of what to expect and how to somewhat keep busy! I will say the blog is keeping me busy if you could see my planner you would understand! Very very busy! Hint hint nudge nudge December is going to be a good month for posts!

Again I have included pictures of my x-rays and although they look different it is just the angle of my leg…. but this time you can see clearly where my bone was cut in half!

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