4 Weeks Post-Op (technically 30 days today!) and I had my 1 month follow-up with Dr. Hansen yesterday (virtually) for my 7th Slipping Rib Syndrome procedure.
My ribs are recovering nicely but I’m still healing. See my previous post – Slipping Rib Syndrome – 7th Procedure.
After my hematoma drained, the swelling has gone down and is no longer an issue. I still have to be kind to these ribs for another 3 to 5 months – there is no plan to use if this surgery fails.
So, no bending over, no repetitive motions in my torso, and no crazy dancing for a little while still while I let these Slipping Ribs heal in place. I’m only really driving to Kroger, too, which is much different than my previous surgeries – usually, I’m driving daily at around 2 weeks post-op – but I’m still hurting even when I drive short trips. Baby steps.
My side feels right – but we expected it to be, considering the absorbable plate is holding things together. I do feel more stable in my ribs and the nerve pains come and go but aren’t too unbearable. Yay for no more Slipping Ribs!
I’m still taking meds at night to help me sleep and I’m doing more and more around the house.
I’ll have another follow-up at my 6-month mark and hopefully this will end my Slipping Rib journey. 🤞🍀🙌
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