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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Coming up to my four month Layla, thanks for asking. Surgeon very pleased with my progress and I am signed off physio now. I walk between 10000 and 15000 steps everyday mostly carrying a 5Kg camera bag and binoculars. I did not race my motorcycle this season but in retrospect I could have been...
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    [THR] bone pain/ limp

    You are in the UK, I suggest an appointment with your GP or a visit to A&E.
  3. Ariel

    [THR] Mayhip8's recovery thread

    I had this in 2011, show it to a Dr. My infection was monitored and treatment sought out by my Physio. Taking photos will not heal it.
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    [THR] Weakness in thigh & buttock at 11 weeks^

    Could not agree more and it is a minority here that have such a negative attitude to PT. In England we receive PT routinely after surgery but not in Scotland, this is more to do with economics north of the border rather than sound medical practice. I owe a lot to my Physio Therapist as I do to...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Physio today, this is the third time that this particular physio has worked on me over the years and it was nice to catch up again. Getting to Hospital was a PITA as the weather was horrible meaning I had to lace my boots rather than slipping on sandals. I can just about manage the operated boot...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    14 days post op so a bit of an update. Staples removed by the nurse at my GP surgery this morning and most came out easily but a few put up a fight. I am walking everyday with crutches but at home I either use one crutch or at times none. I am no longer on pain killers and am limiting myself to...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Thanks, I think some of us need it more than others. My previous op resulted in an internal stitch hanging out through the staples becoming slightly infected and it was my physio that monitored my condition and fast tracked me through A&E for antibiotics.
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Thank you, that sounds similar to what happened in 2011. Although private the protocols will be the same so I just wait for my appointment now.
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Quick question for the UK based. When should I start formal physio at the hospital rather than the exercises I was sent home with? Remembering my previous op it was shortly after having the staples removed but I know that some of the British protocols have changed since then.
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Well getting to the Dr this morning was a pain in the butt. As I was walking to the bus stop a neighbour stopped me and asked some well meaning but time consuming questions that resulted in me missing my bus by seconds, the next bus got me there on time but very hot and sweaty after a 150M...
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    Terrified of the surgery...Help!

    If you look at my signature it will tell you my surgery dates, you can see from the most recent one that I am 7 days post surgery. I am home, up and mobile on crutches, mostly pain free but I have decent pain killers if needed (and most of the time they are not needed). I am spending time in and...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    I never said I am good. Each to their own, I prepared for this by working out hard before going into surgery in view of having a hard recovery because that is what suits me. the option of a nurse attending is not an option and if it was it is one I would refuse (vigorously). I do not recommend...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    They could have but I needed to get out and work some muscle, we all heal differently and this is my way. I know my own mind and body and looking after them both is equally important to me. We will see how I do but I am very happy with my recovery so far. Still using plenty of elevation and ice...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    Been home for three nights now and the change is unbelievable considering the washed out dishcloth I was on Sunday evening.Took a very slow walk (two hours) to my local chain supermarket this afternoon to get essentials (a bottle of beer) and make sure that I can manage the distance as I need to...
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    [THR] Ariel back on his feet (almost)

    The medical experience was faultless, the problem was abusive patients, this was a problem that also manifested on my first THR in 2011 when one man was visited by management due to him racially abusing a member of staff. I wrote the following in another place last night and wonder if it may not...

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