BoneSmart® Hip / Knee Replacement Forum
Knee Replacement & Hip Replacement
Patient Advocacy & Online Community
  1. Your support makes a difference...BoneSmartie Member

    Industry changes have drastically reduced orthopedic partner contributions, which for 13+ years supported the operation and development of BoneSmart.org.

    Our patient-focused articles and world-class joint replacement community forum have helped millions of people. Your gift today provides the important funds necessary to keep this valuable resource online.


    Donate Now
    Dismiss Notice

3 months at last and a huge improvement

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by bobbie, Mar 4, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bobbie

    bobbie Junior Member

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Age:
    68
    Messages:
    91
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Arizona,USA
    HI, I know in the first 2 months I complained of pain, not being able to sleep, getting impatient, getting depressed. Well all of a sudden(so it seems) I feel wonderful! I just took it slower(because I had set backs.) I walk everyday 2,3 times outside, excercise in the pool and take meds when needed(at night). I am very stiff in the morning and take 2 aspirin and I am ok. There are still good days and not so good days. But I know this will all be worth it. I read Bonesmart first thing each morning and it starts my day. Thanks to you all.
    ps. Wanted to add I hardly nap anymore and sleep 8 hours.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Josephine

      Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

      Member Since:
      Jun 8, 2007
      Age:
      74
      Messages:
      62,925
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      The North
      Country:
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      That is terrific, Bobbie. Thank you so much for reporting that. It will be a great encouragement to other members. Keep on keeping on!
       
    • forbesy

      forbesy Sr Bonesmartie

      Member Since:
      Nov 23, 2010
      Age:
      60
      Messages:
      1,757
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Scotland
      Country:
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Cheers for that bobbie I am in my third week of recovery and feel this stiffness in my back not so much in the morning but as the day goes on and when I sit to long in my comfy chair with the great big sponge as support.
      I do feel better when I move about, I had my first nap yesterday and it felt like I had an 8 hour sleep when I only napped for just over an hour.
       
    • referee54

      referee54 Moderator

      Member Since:
      Dec 21, 2007
      Age:
      61
      Messages:
      16,953
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Northern Part of the Buckeye State
      Country:
      United States United States
      That is truly great news. It looks like you are progressing quite well now. You are correct; it will be certainly worth it---you are beginning to feel that way now--and just wait; it will get much, much better!
       
    • Jamie

      Jamie Administrator

      Member Since:
      Mar 24, 2008
      Age:
      67
      Messages:
      43,956
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      Kansas
      Country:
      United States United States
      Good for you, Bobbie!!! I hope you continue to do well. I'm looking forward to your next report.
       
    • staffsknot

      staffsknot Sr Bonesmartie

      Member Since:
      Jan 11, 2011
      Age:
      Messages:
      309
      Location:
      UK
      Well done, Bobbie. You sound about as far on as me and getting on about the same. I was trying to work out what caused the good and the bad days, and Texas Jack and Josephine had some interesting suggestions that I hadn't thought of.

      I know when I used to do marathon running, the general opinion among club members was that it was daft to put two hard days together. Far better to alternate hard days with easy days. That's what I was trying to do but it seemed to be having the opposite effect to what I been expecting.

      Hoping your progress continues well.

      Alan
       
    • bobbie

      bobbie Junior Member

      Member Since:
      Feb 5, 2011
      Age:
      68
      Messages:
      91
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      Arizona,USA
      Hi Alan, You know it is so crazy lately. I can have 3 good days and all of a sudden,pain all day. Like you, I try to figure out when to exercise or go easy. I have been told to stop if it hurts.On the other hand, I feel like I should be working these muscles more when it hurts. I can't blame the weather, I am in Arizona. I am 3 months post and looking forward to the day I can feel normal again.
       
    • Gideon

      Gideon Junior Member

      Member Since:
      Oct 10, 2010
      Age:
      Messages:
      93
      Location:
      United States
      Great news Bobbie!
      You'll see even more improvement over the next few months.:biggrin:
       
    • Jaycey

      Jaycey Moderator

      Member Since:
      Jan 27, 2010
      Messages:
      17,679
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      UK
      Country:
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Hi Bobbie, there will be good and bad days. But pretty soon the good will out weigh the bad. Just keep doing what you are doing. Meds when you need them, exercising when you feel up to it and resting when you don't. You're doing great!
       
    • referee54

      referee54 Moderator

      Member Since:
      Dec 21, 2007
      Age:
      61
      Messages:
      16,953
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Northern Part of the Buckeye State
      Country:
      United States United States
      Yes, there is still the roller coaster ride. but as Jaycey says, soon the good days will dominate and the bad days will disappear. Use the meds and ice when necessary. It is still early yet---still time for healing and recovery. You are doing great, though.
       
    Thread Status:
    Not open for further replies.

    Share This Page

    If this forum is helpful to you, please consider a donation!

    Support BoneSmart with a Tax Deductible Donation