I took it last night and definitely felt better than with the oxycodone.
It is so weird taking naps. I have a 13 and 10 year old and can't even remember the last time I took a nap.... Maybe when I had the flu in 2015?!? Regardless, I am sleeping when I can
Day 5: Hip is feeling pretty good, feel like I can graduate to the cane, but not going to yet. I would rather be safe.
My only complaint is headaches, I take tylenol every 6 hours, but have a constant headache. Is this normal?
Day 4: Feeling much stronger and more stable. Stiffness and swelling seems to be a bit better than yesterday. Still have log leg when I am in bed....super annoying.
I have been taking an oxycodone before bed (just tylenol during the day). The last 2 days I have woken up with horrible pressure...
I am definitely looking forward to being able to get into and out of bed on my own. I never realized how often I use the bathroom at night.
Day 3: Everything is very stiff and swollen and finding it much more difficult to move. Bruising is starting. Pain is definitely worse, but manageable. I...
I am trying to get up every hour, mostly because I have to go to the bathroom, so I am moving often. PT came today and I did a couple of minor exercises nothing painful. I noticed some decent swelling in my non post op leg. Is this normal on day 2?
And Thanks Ocean and Jaycey!
Bilaterals are rare, good luck with your recovery. I am not sure if my surgeon would have done both at the same time, but I think I would have been too worried about the recovery time. What approach did you have?
I am right there with you on the leg squeezers, super annoying.
Finally had my THR-L (posterior approach with wound vac) yesterday (7/12) after having the surgery postponed twice (original one was scheduled for May 26th) so I am thrilled that it finally happened. I have been ignoring hip pain in both hips for over a decade, I also have rheumatoid arthritis...
Thanks for the advice and tips!
I guess I will not know until the trip gets closer and I have some idea how I am healing.
The good news is my family will be okay waiting for me or coming back for me if I skip an attraction. My 10 and 13 year old just want to be there.
I am a 45 and have been ignoring my hip pain for over a decade. This last year the pain was constant and so bad that I couldn't ignore it anymore. I was diagnosed with severe OA in both hips. I will have the left one replaced in an outpatient surgery center on July 7th (was originally scheduled...