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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    Hi Guys It has been just under 1 month since my last update. I'm nearly at the 6 week mark and travelling well. After 4 weeks i was taken off of crutches and moved onto a walking stick which i used for around 3 days. I am now walking unaided and walking daily around 1.5km. My current goals are...
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    THR Anterior RTHR JULY 26th - Is 2 week recovery realistic???

    Hi @Luna Sea I'm 34 and today I'm 4 weeks post anterior hip replacement. As of today i am allowed to get back to full weight bearing. Over the past 4 weeks i have tried little steps without assistance and have experienced pain. healing pain. whilst the anterior approach allows for no muscles to...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    Howdy Completed my first week at home. So far it's been non eventful. Plenty of rest, ice and more rest. I have had two physio sessions, basically a review of the exercises I've been given. I would like to get some feedback from others in regards to walking after surgery. I am on crutches...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    @DGrant Thanks for the feedback. Our Timelines are much the same along with the procedure. I share the same swelling and stiffness as you. My physio yesterday said the body will heal in its own time and expect to have some swelling for a few months. In regards to weight bearing, My surgeon has...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    Hi guys It's been 4 days at home. smooth sailing so far, although it is boring. Today I don't feel the need to take any pain killers. The hip feels ok, however there has been occasion where it has hurt due to me moving under mild load, which seems to occur getting in and out of bed. I have...
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    THR Can Extreme anxiety affect THR Surgery outcome?

    Hi @Sheltie I can speak of anxiety and the lead up to the surgery. Knowing anxiety, you will ask many questions and every positive response you get will help minorly. Idle time is anxiety's best friend. Try to stay busy. Anxiety will peak in the lead up to the surgery with a lot of irrational...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    I thought i would share some thoughts now the surgery has come and gone. Innocuous the following may seem, however if anything i have to share helps anyone else like the stories of others have helped me, then that's ideal. Day 2 at home. Slept ok last night, started on the back and rolled to...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    Howdy I am home! Sitting in the recliner i borrowed from my in laws, balcony doors open looking out to the ocean. The fresh air after 3 days in hospital is great, somewhat peaceful. I have had three days with the physio, walking with crutch assistance along with activation exercises. All seems...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    Howdy guys. I’m into my third morning , second night in hospital. So far so good. I’m about to get up with the physiotherapy shortly to take on my first real walk. I feel like I have purchased something cool and am eager to try it out. The hospital stay has had it challenges. Mostly due to the...
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    THR BigDon on the other side!

    The other side. Thanks to all of you for the well wishes and the advice. Every bit of it helped. I arrived at 6:30am yesterday morning and was admitted straight away. I was in the waiting bay just after 7 and greeted by anaesthetist who administered feel good drugs and carted me into theatre...
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    THR THR @ 33

    @DGrant thank you for your post. Today more so than any other so far, it has been calming and reassuring. Exactly what i needed at this time.
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    THR THR @ 33

    @Jaycey I did not ask the anaesthetist why not sedation compared to GA. I suppose i will when i see him, although I don't mind using a GA as well. I am lucky because my OS uses a small handful of anaesthetists, so after 9 previous surgeries i know the anaesthetist that is looking after me on...
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    THR THR @ 33

    @Eman85 cheers for the feedback. Spinal sounds like a solid option. Not sure about being able to feel from the waist down though, would be a bit nervy I'd imagine.
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    THR THR @ 33

    Anaesthetist called last night. I am having a General anaesthetic ( no drama ) & a spinal block. The spinal will be a new experience for me. If anyone has had a spinal, i would love to know how you felt along with what the procedure entailed.
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    THR THR @ 33

    Update. 1 week to go. I am finding my thoughts are becoming more constant about the surgery / recovery and some unfamiliar anxiety creeping in. The anxiety / second guessing the decision is a new one. Every surgery I have had I have gone in with no issues. I suppose entering a surgery knowing...

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