To some of you hippies that have had enough time to heal completely. Can I expect to someday get back to the point where I once was in life, will I be able to tie my shoes, cut my own toenails and sleep on my side again? Hope so! At what point (how many months) may that occur?
Everyone talks about icing after surgery. Is there any place for heat? or is heat an absolute no no?
I hate ice but I love heat. Before surgery, heat has been my best friend, I would hate to lose my best friend and exchange it for an enemy, but it looks like that’s what I will have to do.
I am also wondering about this;
I’m sure it is a good idea to get pre approved from your insurance company before THR, but is this commonly what is done or do most people just do the surgery without prior approval?
Thanks for replies.
Has anyone had aquatic therapy, either before or after surgery? If so, I would appreciate your comments on its effectiveness. Also, if after surgery, how long after surgery is it OK to get in the pool?
Thanks to all who have taken the time to give me their thoughts, I really appreciate it. I feel better now thinking that it may be just pain caused from my hips.
Looking forward to my two surgery dates!!
I have not had surgery yet, I will have RTHR in January and LTHR in March. Sometimes my knees hurt, not when walking or exercising, but when lying in bed, feels like the pain is around the front or on the kneecap. Has anyone else had this before surgery? if so, did it go away after surgery?
I have been lurking on this site for awhile now, wonderful information, it is so enlightening. I have AO in both hips, right one for about 14 months, left one for about two months. Surgery for RTHR is scheduled for Jan. 19 and LTHR for March 2, 2021.
Certainly looking forward to both dates so I...