My recovery plan is NOT what my surgeon alluded to before surgery, but I do not mind. I have six weeks of complete rest, but I can walk on crutches as much as I can tolerate. I have been waking up from the pain sometimes at night. I could not imagine going through this without the support of my wife.
[edit three years later] I have two metal surgical screws holding my labrum in place.They were detected by security in my airport recently.I went to the Rheumatologist and tested positive for HLA-B27 gene with a hunch that Ankylosing Spondylitis is the culprit.I went to get an MRI on my pelvic area and had no signs whatsoever. The Rheum told me to take a hike and call him in two months if the pain doesn't go away.His entire crew is world-class and made this ordeal a borderline cool experience so far.
I am currently 12 weeks post-op on my right and the hip itself is feeling good.I go in for my next surgery in 10 days, and I'll update this blog as "Rusty Shackleford" intermittently over the next year to hopefully enlighten you guys that may end up where I currently am.By far the worst part is the anxiety and depression of the unknown which is looming over me.My surgeon performed osteoplasty on my femur bone making it spherical shaped.He said there was more bone that needed to be removed than my MRI showed.Also, my MRI doctor in February 2013 told me they were there when an imaging scan had some trouble with pictures in that area.