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    THR Mar’s new hip

    I do take magnesium daily but last night I added another capsule. I also took pickle juice which I read can help. I did sleep a bit better. I just don’t understand why I hurt more sleeping on my sides. Just weird:shrug:
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    I am now 10 wks out and no longer have any pain and can move pretty much as I use too. Just a little hard to get that shoe on but I do succeed at it but I suspect that will take awhile. Pretty happy with its recovery now. One issue I’m having is pain at night both legs. This just started...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    CricketHip, I have no real restrictions he just said not to pivot or twist. No 90 degree restrictions. Which is weird when they told me I needed the surgery he said I would have a 90 degree restriction, but after surgery he said no restrictions. It was actually the PA that said not to pivot...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    I will be one month out tomorrow. Doing pretty well. So far no real exercises. Ankle pumps, flexion, leg lifts just from knee, and walking. Swelling has been minimal except under incision. PT still just doing lymphatic drainage haven’t even asked me to do any exercises, lol. I’m off pain...
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    THR Hubblebubble’s not in trouble

    I’m almost 3 weeks out and I have the leg length discrepancy as well but it is on my operative leg so can’t help on the why the operative leg feels shorter. A bit frustrating because if it weren’t for that I feel I could walk without any issues. I have found the cane actually makes my limp...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    18 days PO and got my stitch out today. That seems to have decreased my pain by about 50%. It was such a weird closure. On all the picks I never saw any like mine. One continuous stitch but when you looked at it there were only 4 that showed on the outside spaced about 1” apart. I just...
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    THR Terrible muscle pains

    YogaLesley, I had mine replaced on the second and had the log leg. Extreme pain if I tried to move my leg. Took about 8 days before I could lift. I still can only lift it about 6” off the bed if I’m laying down, if sitting it’s much easier. I had to get a leg lifter from Amazon. You can use...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    So I’m 2 weeks out today from my anterior RTHR. I kept forgetting the walker and PT said I was fine without it but then I had increased pain so decided it must be too early still. That was about 5 days ago. Today I’m thinking I might try the cane. Just seems like I limp more with the cane...
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    THR Leg/feet swelling

    I’ve had two TKR and now 9 days out from my RTHR. I had bad swelling with both knees. But hardly any swelling with this hip. Only thing different: I had a air compression wraps for both legs. Plus it had a cooling pad for my hip that ran continuous cold water so I didn’t have to keep adding...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    Layla, Thank you! That shower felt so good. I had taken one the other day and sat on a shower chair but I was freezing the whole time. I’m excited because both my knees weren’t much fun, lol.
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    CricketHip, I set up my PT sessions as 2 per week alternating Regular PT with the Lymphatic draining. I really don’t have much swelling just some directly under the incision. I was smart to buy a leg pillow very similar to the Lounge Doctor, for $35. Plus I have an adjustable bed so I’m able...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    6 days out now and wow, I wouldn’t have been able to do what I can at this point after my knee replacements. Very exciting! I actually took a shower standing up, washed my hair, and wasn’t exhausted. Felt totally stable. My husband stayed right outside but never needed his assistance. The...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    Day 4 and I went to PT. She was surprised at how well I was doing this early and thinks I’ll have a pretty quick recovery. All my muscles are firing adequately. Worked a little to see if she could align my hips better, because of that feeling there not the same length. She said working on...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    So I’m doing pretty good today. Walking every 2 hours. I have very little to no pain when elevating and icing. My pain however is pretty bad getting in and out of bed. I have log leg and get a sharp stabbing pain in my groin when I walk. I also have that discrepancy where it feels like the...
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    THR Mar’s new hip

    Sohowarrior I live in Idaho, I had my first knee surgery there and that was a great experience. This stay the day shift we’re great as was PT. Just the night nurse where it went south.

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