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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Hi bit of a blast from the past it's coming up to 3 years since I had my first right hip replacement by Superpath in the UK the left was 4 months later. This forum was so very helpful during my whole journey through hip replacement giving me confidence and strength to go through what is a life...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Thanks things seem a little different since I last posted so need to get used to the forum again
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    :scary:Hi it's been a while . I have just had my 2 year anniversary of my first (right) new hip. Just like to say hi to all my friends on here and thanks for all the support I found from this forum before and after my 2 hip replacements it truly made such a difference to have so much help...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Hi still in the land of the living ! Like to wish you all a belated Happy new year :wave:. Can't believe it is coming up to a year since my first op you begin to forget just how bad things were before I am so grateful for what having these 2 new hips has done for me it is truly life changing...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Hi @Bevlah hope the second one is healing well I am sure once both are working as they should you will get back to normal. Sure your lovely little grandson will be a big distraction whilst you are healing. Yeah life doesn't get much better than being able to put socks on and not falling over...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Hi all just catching up hope I haven't appeared rude by not replying to messages :sorry:good to hear from a lot of old (you know what I mean) and new hippies. Nothing to report on the hips really except I can now get socks on easily and pull trousers up without having to steady myself sounds...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    It really is a life changing operation @bickypeg I have just come back from a 4 mile walk with my dogs no sticks , 6 months ago I could hardly walk from room to room unaided as soon as you need it doing don't wait go for it you never know it may be so life changing you buy a motorcycle :heehee:
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Quick hi and update :wave: 7 months since the right and nearly 4 since the left this surgery has been unbelievable to be free of that grinding debilitating pain is incredible you do truly get your life back I can even put socks on now with no aids let alone walk the dogs miles jump on and off...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Hi thought I would just take a little break ! Been busy catching up on thing I can now do like walking, putting shoes on etc you know all those mundane things in life bad hips rob us of . Seriously doing well thanks I have my check up with consultant next friday and a physio session have...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Good taste ! It's always scarey looking back on these things and thinking what if thankfully all ok life is such a balance you can't not do things but having gone through something like hip replacement you do stop and think more about the consequences or is it just getting older?!? I always...
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    Just waiting to be ridden !
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    THR Hi, Yearly update

    @Mojo333 you are so right I enjoy working with people (most of them !) but you need that escape bikes have always done that for me (or skiing) its just me and the bike some people like to listen to music or connect their phone whilst on the bike to me its the purity of riding no interruptions...
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    Bilateral THR Gretel post op<

    Hi @Gretel these intermittent problems are difficult to manage I always feel more comfortable when it is horizontal like yours sudden onset vertical diplopia rings sinister bells and yours thankfully isn't that . To me it sounds like you have an inherent weakness in the external eye muscles that...
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    Bike riding post op

    Saw physio yesterday for 3 week appointment on second THR first is now 4 months old I asked about cycling I have a static spin bike and a step through e bike also a Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle her advice was spin bike ok with light load and reasonable cadence no standing though and good idea...
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    Bilateral THR Gretel post op<

    Hi @Gretel thanks for info couple of questions please, firstly is the double vision causing images to be side by side ie horizontal or on top of each other ? are you long sighted or short sighted and do you know roughly the power of your lenses ? do you and have you always had one eye that sees...

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