Five days ago, I had a hip scope done on my left hip. I don’t think I have ever been so nervous going into something in my life! After being sedated and put to sleep by the anesthetics, Dr. Ryan worked to fix the list of problems in my hip. The first and biggest problem was an extra bone mass on my femur, called a “Cam Lesion”, it ended up being one of the biggest he’s ever seen! Second was the labral tear, he used 4 clips to get that back together. Lastly, he cleaned up any damage done to my cartilage by the Lesion. He said the surgery went well but doubled in expected time, from 2 hours to 4 hours, when he realized the injury was worse that everyone thought it to be.
Although a little “out of it”, I can remember Dr. Ryan telling me when I woke up that “when you were saying your level of pain was a 3 or 4, normal people would usually call that a 9… No wonder you were in so much pain while you played”.
Well – now I’m on the “road to recovery” and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me (right back to hockey I hope). I have the support of my amazing mom and dad to guide me through the ups and the down of this bump in my road, for that I am so grateful.