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  1. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Thank you Eman85 and Crickethip. I had posteria hip replacement and was told just to walk as much as possible. The surgeon said he'd cut the piriformis and medius and basically "what do you expect" was the answer he gave me. I'll try a gentle stretch as you mention. It doesn't hurt or pull too...
  2. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    8 weeks post op now. Walking about a mile every day and getting around the house well. However I'm getting SI joint area ache during and after and feel the need to bend to stretch it?? I'm aware of every step when I'm out and feel my posture is better with the stick and can walk longer and...
  3. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Thank you! Yes I'm walking about 2 miles a day now after 7 weeks. I still like to have the stick with me but can manage. I think the soft tissue will take some healing still. Great that you're doing so well. I'm still finding that getting a comfy position in bed is tricky but it'll come in time...
  4. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Hi Spex10, just 2 weeks in hey! I remember it well! Couldn't get comfy, bed was a torture chamber, gravity seemed the enemy. Ice packs were my friends. I kept thinking this just doesn't seem to get easier day by day BUT it's true that not watching the days and knowing in your heart that it...
  5. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Well I have done exactly that and it really is best. I was plodding along but not taking much notice on purpose then all of a sudden I walked further on one day and them decided to go again in the afternoon and I could walk nearly a mile! I just didn't want to stop except that muscles that...
  6. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Thank you. Yes if it's one thing I've learned through this site it's to go at my own pace and it's helped tremendously. I've noticed just this last two days that there is a slight improvement. Even slight is great as I'm going in the right direction. When I was trying too hard it was 1 step...
  7. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Thanks Layla, I've never known 4 weeks go so slowly! But slowly so often is the answer. I'm interested to know what pain is supposed to be there on each walking step. Sometimes I can take a step and it rolls nicely and then suddenly it feels like the sharp point of the prosthesis is really...
  8. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Yes you're spot on. Didn't think of the change of direction, which did happen. Today finding a strain from right at the top of back of my right leg which is the new hip side. Feels maybe hamstring but feels high. I'll take it easier today. And yes grocery delivery...clever. Cheers.
  9. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Hi elf1, thanks for that. I'm so pleased to hear that I can take it slow. My surgeon said that by the 6 week mark I should be walking 1mile. That really made me feel like I had to do so much before the 6 week mark to be able to get there. Fortunately now I can do it in my own time. There seems...
  10. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    By the way I meant to mention it is my right hip that's been replaced. Cheers.
  11. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Hello Nightquilter, thank you so much for your message. I feel relieved to think my comfy recliner is acceptable. I generally go to bed and then an hour or two later after half turning about 50 times make my way back to recliner county with a huge sigh of relief once I've brought all the bits...
  12. J

    THR 4 weeks post op

    Hi, I'm new here as I just found this place when looking on google for info. This looks like a great place to actually talk to and listen to others who are or have been, in the same boat. Because of covid I haven't seen Docs or physios. Saw surgeon once, two weeks ago. He said "no physio, just...

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