Search results

  1. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla Does the phrase "Better Late than Never" apply to this? :heehee: Thank you SO much! It has been quite eventful lately. The holidays were busy, then my daughter and I were sick with Covid. (We weren't too bad) Then....I just got back from a work trip and have been trying to adjust back to...
  2. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Doglover7 Oh I know that now! I am about 4 months post surgery and just now feeling good enough to do the things I couldn't. (except now I am protecting my other hip) It's a personal thing and we have to listen to our bodies.
  3. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    Thank you so much! I can't believe that I am almost looking forward to it!
  4. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Sdfoxy1 @Layla It sounds like we have some similarities! So, back in March, when I was told that I needed I right hip replacement, the surgeon said that the left had maybe 2 or 3 years. When I went back for my 6 week follow up after surgery, he said it was bone on bone. I had some pain on the...
  5. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla Thank you! I can't believe it's been 3 months! On the other hand, it's just 3 months. LOL (Let me explain...) Looking back, I had no clue when I thought that I would feel better. (The answer to that is about week 8 or 9) However, now the right hip has become my "good" hip and the left has...
  6. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla I didn't even realize that it has been 2 months!! Well here we are..LOL I am so glad that I did it. It's like a new lease on life...except there is the left one to deal with. Honestly, I knew that I would need the other hip replaced, but was hoping a few years from now. More than likely...
  7. SweetV

    THR Recovery---Ups and Downs to be Expected?

    @Ruth123 my glutes and realistically all the surrounding muscles are still weak from not being able to exercise prior to my hip replacement. (My THR was Aug 22nd) I start questioning everything when I have a pain and tend to worry or let it discourage me. I have an amazing physical therapist...
  8. SweetV

    THR 6 weeks post op- thigh/muscle pain

    @Woodstockhip I'm literally icing it right now. The funny (or not that funny) thing is, it wasn't really bothering me until a day after I had my appointment. :chinstroke: I won't go as long as I did with the right. Its not worth it. I'll probably do it around this time next year. I'm still...
  9. SweetV

    THR 6 weeks post op- thigh/muscle pain

    Well..I had my 6 week follow up this week. My right hip looks good. Then I was told that my left hip is bone on bone :nah: (I was told earlier in the year that I still had a few years) The Doc said that he would follow up with me in 6 months and we would see how am doing. I don't have any pain...
  10. SweetV

    THR 6 weeks post op- thigh/muscle pain

    @Amy99 exactly! That is the hard part...being anxious to do all the things you couldn't before. I am trying to preserve my left hip as much as I can. Eventually it will have to be replaced. There is still cartilage and I have done 1 PRP injection. So, I have to be mindful of that....but we have...
  11. SweetV

    THR 6 weeks post op- thigh/muscle pain

    @Amy99 I have felt the exact same way. I have osteoarthritis which is why I had my right hip replaced 5 weeks ago. Prior to that, I wasn't able to do much because I was bone on bone. My mind is so eager to get out in the world and make up for lost time. There have been nights when I was in tears...
  12. SweetV

    2022 August Hotshots - Are you having hip surgery in August?

    Late to the game..but I had my surgery on August 22nd.
  13. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla that is SO funny! That is exactly what I have called it! I feel that way when trying to explain my shoes as well! :heehee:
  14. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla I did it this morning! It absolutely does work. You do have to focus, but it does help. Today I have quite a bit of pain. (Mostly stabbing/shooting pain). I find that there is no comfortable place for me to sit in my apartment. The dining room table is my go to place for a while. I find...
  15. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Layla Thank you! I'll start trying this when I get up un morning ☀️
  16. SweetV

    THR Holly's Hip Recovery

    @HollyNY my bruising set in about 4 days after surgery and it went all the way to my ankle. It got worse over the next few days. My home health nurse that came out used kinesio tape on my leg and it cleared up in about 3 days! I am not sure how that works...but it did.
  17. SweetV

    THR My recovery thread: day 4 nausea and dizziness

    @Tuppence71 I had an allergic reaction to my pain meds. By day 3 I was not only itching, but my blood pressure was super low, I was sweating and felt faint, and I had migraine symptoms like the auras and squiggly lines in my vision. It was the Hydrocodone. I stopped taking it and went on Tylenol...
  18. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @ericson1998 :thankyou: I am finding that every day is different.(Or even each part of the day) I can be fine one day and the next in pain. It's definitely not as bad as it was prior to surgery, (its muscle pain now) but the limping throws everything else off. My other hip/leg is hurting the...
  19. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @Eman85 have you seen the "Slip in" Sketchers? You literally don't have to touch the shoe to get in them...just slip your foot in. I have a pair and the worked for a week or so when I had the walker, but the Sketchers are too cushiony if that makes sense. I forgot about elastic laces. I am going...
  20. SweetV

    THR New Here- THR 8/22/22- Muscle Atrophy (maybe)

    @danelady I wear croc slides (maybe not the safest) I'm the house. I have hard floors and there is no way I'm going barefoot. I haven't heard of Kiziks, but will look them up now. The HOKAS are the best thing I have coke across...but I have to tie them which is challenging. (unless someone is...

BoneSmart #1 Best Blog

Staff online

  • Layla
    Staff member since November 20, 2017

Forum statistics

Threads
61,625
Messages
1,536,265
BoneSmarties
37,537
Latest member
Candyapple
Recent bookmarks
2
Top Bottom