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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Pt just left and said I was their poster child for therapy 1 week plus. He gave me some standing exercises that I found to be interesting in that you think about movement as your goal but don’t focus your thoughts about simply standing still and balancing your body. This definitely pointed out...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Doing toilet does sound ambitious ,but for the most part I played supervisor, as I have an especially active wife who is pretty good at following instructions. Other than the grinding , which took me awhile to get in comfortable sitting position to achieve , she did pretty much everything else...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Hope 4 th was memorable for everyone. Oddly enough this was the day wife and I decided to put in our new toilet. Like everything , not going right to plan. Old toilet flange was broken so about an hour later after using my grinder and chisel got the old flange removed and prepared to put in...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Thanks Jaycee and Layla . Home nurse came today to check on progress . She removed my bandage and I thought she would redress but she told me just to leave it exposed to air. She said it looked good and to just not let shower pound right on incision , otherwise leave undressed. I have my...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Thanks for checking in everyone. I have tried all the ‘remedies ‘for my rls ie quinine magnesium and am lucky that for the most part it’s night time that I have to deal with the symptoms. They are making some headway in its research on RLS, pretty much nailing it to the brain sending motor...
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    THR Day 3 Post Op

    Recliners are great, wish I had one. In our florida home have 2, but all my operations have been back here in NY, so have made the best of it between couch and chair. Not far ahead of you , operation on 26th, but mobility has jumped up ,and pain is under good control with tylenol ,gabapentin...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Finished day 5 with some cane walking and was surprised how far hip had come allready. Not ready to give up walker yet , which we took to Lowe’s to get new toilet. Walker has a seat on it so zooming around Lowe’s went really good, sitting every now and then to rest and observe. Actually ended...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Layla, yea skipped bed and beyond and changed dinner plans. Just a ride to my wife’s office for her to get some items. By all means look into that ninja foodie it’s quite the cooking invention. My wife generally makes all of her meals but since I got the foodie I’ve taken over a lot of the...
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    THR Pink Peony Recovery Thread

    Welcome sounds like you are as happy about pulling the trigger on Your replacement surgery is I am . Starting day four and surprised that the pain is as minimal as it has been. Let’s just hope we both recover equally, and our new hips give us the mobility back we lost wearing out our old ones.
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Mojo333 thanks for the welcome ,and it’s 8 am here in upstate NY and I just finished an iceing , so thought it was good timing that I should check in just in time to read your post. Here we go day 4 and had an up and down night last night. Got up several times as couldn’t quite get comfortable...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    I don’t expect to have to give up golf ,and quite expect to play it better. Regardless after 2 knee replacements, a back laminectomy this past Jan. ,and not being able to walk without pain for years if once this hip heals and I finish up with right one ,it would be my goal to actually get out...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Thanks zauberflote. Looking at it it looks painful lol. Not sure I will ever get back to that day type of turn but it will be nice swinging without worrying about leg collapsing.
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Thanks everyone . It’s definitely hard for me to slow down with my go fast personality , but sounds like it’s for the best here. Day 3 slept in 2 to 3 hour intervals and got thru night with very little discomfort. Mostly end up urinating on the wake up times which is 2 to 3 times more than pre...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    FC Bayern good to hear from you and sound advice that I need as a rookie THR. I will remember it. Oddly I am blown away by how much less discomfort and more immediate mobility the hip offers verses the knee. That is why I will need to be paitient due to the fact I am an old jock and hate to...
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    THR 2 knees done, 1 hip done - comparison

    Not new to forum as bonesmart helped me thru 2 knee replacements. I am now 72 years old and have come through my first hip replacement. I thought I would lend a little comparison for those who might have to contemplate knee replacement either before or after their hips. My left hip was...

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