Silly Frustration

Yesterday I had a frustrating moment.  While recovery is going great and I couldn’t be happier with being pain free, change can come in unexpected and surprising ways.  There are lots of aspects of recovery that we don’t think about when we get started.  And even if we happen to think about it we don’t always realize how large the impact will be, whether it ends up being a little silly or more serious.

So my specific frustration came from putting on my summer clothes.    While it’s technically spring at home (in Canada) it still feels like winter for the most part.  But right now I’m in Florida.  Warming my bones while visiting my boyfriends family.  I packed shorts, dresses and a romper for the warm weather.  I tried on my shorts before leaving home and found that they were a little snug but that they would work.

Well, I didn’t try on my romper.  And it no longer fits.  Since my butt is returning from it’s former non-functional self it takes up more space and leaves less room in the romper for the rest of my body.  The good news is that I’m building muscles.  The bad news is that I no longer fit into all my summer clothes.

Yes, I’m sure people are like ‘What are you complaining about?  Just get a new romper.’

And you’re right.  I will look for a new romper.

But the frustration is still something that exists for me.  Not because I’m feeling good and getting in shape but because I really liked that romper (and some other clothes that I’ll need to replace). Haha silly I know.  The romper is an article of clothings that I have a lot of trouble finding to fit me in general, so when I found one I got attached.  (My torso is apparently longer than what most designers factor into their rompers)

Change is good and I’m happy with what my body is doing, how it is changing and getting stronger.  I have to keep that in mind when little things like this creep up and throw me off.

Sometimes a frustration will be small and silly but feel like a larger annoyance in the moment.  This was one of those moments for me.

Have you ever felt this way?  What part of your recovery has surprised you or frustrated you (big or small)?

6 thoughts on “Silly Frustration

  1. I did laugh when I read this, although I do feel for you😮. Ive had 3 pregnancies and have had to deal with my body changes throughout and after having my children. Now Ive got my new hip and new shape bum to contend with. 😁

  2. Just had 2 THRs–Right on 2/14 and the left on 3/14. I was a distance runner (marathons, including 10 Bostons) and used to do push-ups and arm curls when I got back from a run. I am so grateful to be pain-free (just dealing with aches and stiffness)….but the frustration for me is the icky baggy skin on my arms and legs that used to cover muscle. I’m walking 2 miles/day and using hand weights, but it’s going to take time.

    1. The process of returning to the strength and shape prior to surgery is hard. Keep at it and you’ll be better then ever!

  3. Hi. So I have read all if your blog posts over the last 2 days.
    I’m 37 and waiting for a hip replacement. Too much rugby and powerlifting combined with bad genetics has worn the hip away!
    I wanted to say thank you for these posts. Whilst I appreciate that everyone’s recovery is different you’ve given me a sneak peek of the things to prepare for. I hope your rehab is going well

Leave a Reply