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    THR 2 Months after THR - still some pain

    Thanks @Pumpkin for fixing my thread — sorry about that! And thanks to both of you, Pumpkin and @Eman85 for the reassurances. I guess after living with the joint pain for 10 years, a few months is not too much to ask for recovery, right? Hard to be patient, but you’re right, it’s way better than...
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    THR 2 Months after THR - still some pain

    My new hip celebrated its 2-month anniversary this week. Things are mostly going well - walking without a cane most of the time and back to most of my normal activities at work, house and farm. I still have pain in the hip, especially when I get up after sitting for a while. It feels like it’s...
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    THR Anterolateral THR thoughts and wisdom welcomed

    Hi @mmits42 ! My LTHR was the day before yours I think. I also have random “OW!” Moments through the day. Also have achy pain in the joint itself — do you have that? Saw your note about your dogs. My pup is an Australian shepherd, very active! I found I can whack her favourite soccer ball a fair...
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    THR 2 Months after THR - still some pain

    Here I am at the one month mark! I feel pretty lucky -- I'm getting around with my cane, and am off all pain killers, back to work half-time this week. But ... I guess I've hit the frustrated, disheartened part of the journey. Progress seemed pretty fast in the first 10 days, and the...
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    THR Birthday present to me-a new hip!

    Hi @ShipsIntheNight. We’re just a day apart! My left THR was a June 8. Sleeping is difficult for sure. I find my back gets sore after a bit — I’m sleeping on a mattress set up on top of a pull-out couch in our living room so I don’t have to do the stairs and am steps away from a washroom. I’m...
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    THR 2 Months after THR - still some pain

    Question of the day: do I need to worry about blood seeping through the wound dressing? I can see a few spots, new or larger since yesterday. It’s a waterproof dressing and because of COVID there’s no home care or anything. I don’t see a medical professional again til day 14 when the stitches...
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Thanks, @sistersinhim !
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Hi everyone. Surgery yesterday went well. I had a sedative and a spinal, and next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery. Had a fair bit of pain and nausea over night, maybe due to the drugs, so I’m going to see if I can get by with just Tylenol plus Celebrex. My surgeon told me everything...
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    THR 2 Months after THR - still some pain

    Hi everyone. Surgery yesterday went well. I had a sedative and a spinal, and next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery. Had a fair bit of pain and nausea over night, maybe due to the drugs, so I’m going to see if I can get by with just Tylenol plus Celebrex. My surgeon told me everything...
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    thanks, @Wyn wombat, @Jaycey and @Kevininnc for your kind words and thoughts. @Kevininnc all the best to you in a few days!
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Well, almost 9 years ago I was first told I had “significant” OA in my left hip … and tomorrow I go in for my hip replacement. It seems a bit unreal! I’ve been focusing on preparations and trying not to think too much about the surgery itself. Most worried about recovery — like many others here...
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Thanks everyone for the helpful guidance. Just trying to keep my expectations reasonable!
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Thanks @djklaugh and @Eman85 ! The time and patience prescription is difficult! But I understand it’s necessary. @Eman85, how long do you think it was til you felt you were back at full strength — 3 months? 6 months? A year?
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Yes, I'm trying to remind myself to look further out to months and years, rather than being fixated on the first weeks.
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    THR Any farmers with THR

    Thanks so much Jaycey; this is helpful. I know my surgeon has restrictions about bending, crossing legs etc for 12 weeks which I gather is a bit old school! I don't feel so worried about the surgery itself (although that may be denial!) but I'm awfully anxious about leaving my husband with ALL...

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