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  1. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    I did contact my surgeon earlier this week regarding leg pain. They said to slow down & rest a week or two. So I did. After 4 days of minimal walking I have much less discomfort. And I’m thankful. It takes a full year to heal from THR. Trying to make it sink into my brain. Thank you
  2. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Thank you for your response
  3. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    15-16 week post-op THR. Thigh pain when walking. Is anyone out there experiencing this also? I’m imagining it’s the end of the titanium rod pushed down the center of my femur not healed yet. ‍♀️
  4. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Another question. Crossing legs is no longer an option. What about crossing at the ankles? I find myself wanting to cross my op-leg (left) over my non-op (right) at the ankle while in the recliner.
  5. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Thanks ! All The responses are helpful to my mind and body’s healing :yes!:
  6. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    3 weeks post-op L THR. Heres all that’s going on. Finally at day 19 I had first post op Dr appointment. He said start using a cane. Up till now it was a walker. I can return to driving at Day 21. ( left hip replacement so my right leg can do the driving) Practice stairs, do what I want...
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    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Day 15 THR post op. The first day I feel that I will and I am healing. There will be a good end to this. Life will return to better than normal.
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    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Tracking my steps for years, I’ve used at FitBit devise. Less than 2 weeks post op THR. Conclusion: For me 2K is too many.:nah:
  9. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    On day 7 post op I noticed the back of my thigh from the incision to back of my knee is a complete purple bruise. After getting over the shock I then worry about my knee. I’m now at day 12 post op. The knee is very swollen and sore all the way around . I wear knee high TED hose. I’m...
  10. mlas

    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    At the hospital I was given 4 gel/ice pacs and 1 pouch that holds 2 of the gel/ice packs. These are alternately frozen so I have ice available all the time. These I use all the time except when standing/walking. I move the pac around my leg and foot as needed.
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    THR Practicing Patience and Hope

    Day 12 post op L THR. One night in hospital then home next evening. The first 6 days post op not bad. Twice with PT the first week, now I’m on my own. ‘They’ said walk every hour. So long. My first post op doctor appointment is on day 19. I’ve learned stop when it hurts. (Or move when it...

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