Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Little Mountain, SC
Thanks to all who responded
and the great post regarding Heidi who started riding at 4 mths.
I know I should have asked my Ortho at my 6 wk f/u about the time frame however when he told me I could not ride then, I was caught off guard and my emotions got the best of me. I did not think to ask when or why not. I am now 8 weeks out but my next appt is not until the end of Feb. I was released to 100% weight bearing and given the okay to start the exercises with my right leg out to the side. I was also released back to work, to drive and to do the horse chores. Guess I just don't understand why no riding. I don't plan on doing anything jarring and plan on riding my 16 yr old QH who is trustworthy. I would agree that each person's surgery and recovery is different but I feel that my Ortho may be over precautious because of the fall that initially broke my hip. I had surgery w/ screws Sept 2011 by another doctor. Unfortunately I developed AVN and the bone went away and screws came loose which is why I ended up having the recent total hip replacement. Honestly I am long due for a ride mentally. Thanks