An unexpected positive.
At the beginning of my THR journey I went into surgery with a low level of urinary incontinence
After the operation, once I returned home, I almost flooded the bathroom. I was reassured by the lovely members here, and things improved considerably.
I was however still...
Just to check in with everybody.
I seem to finally be doing really well. I walked around town a short time today with no walking aids. Also went round a large Tesco’s.
Came home and did some weed killing, then sorted clean washing and started researching a folk festival that I intend to go to...
I just wanted to say how much I have appreciated this message over the last few week.
Finding life a lot easier now.
I knew some people took six months to get better but I didn’t expect it to happen to me!
Anyway, still improving!
You do make me feel better! I am 72 so we are of an age.
My husband is still doing most of the meals but I am doing at least one evening meal a week.
I have taken the washing and ironing back, and vacuuming and dusting.
I haven’t tried a big supermarket shop yet, well I did for some weeks, but...
I think I am at about week 22. I went out all day yesterday, not too much walking, and although I went to bed about 1.0 in the morning, I woke up at 12.00 noon.
I had good day yesterday and felt almost normal but still completely exhausted from just doing ordinary things.
I don’t know how long...
I finally (?) seem to be making positive progress again. My back, although not perfect is much better. I am starting to do short walks again and so far all is well.
I just pray that this progress continue.
My actual hip on the operated side, right leg, seems to be supporting me much better and I...
Oh, you are doing well.
I am trying to strengthen everything by moving little and often. We went out to lunch today, which only required me to walk from the car park to the pub, no problems there.
I am doing little household tasks too, which seems fine.
I have the physio’s number if I need it...
A lot better now, although my back muscles feel incredibly weak. I am walking better, with no limp.
Back to taking short walks outside my house, which is fine as our bungalow is built in an arboretum so the trees are lovely at present.
Also regular visits by muntjac deer, and yesterday...
I can only answer this generally, and from my own experience. Don’t expect miracles and expect a longer recovery time. Our gait has been moulded by years of our bodies accommodating tiny differences and changes in our bones and muscles to cope with our existing walking / movement patterns.
Thank you. I tried to get an appointment with my GP but they are booked solid so it looks like the 8.00 am dash in the morning.
I have spoken to the NHS 111 doctor and she doesn’t think I have any dangerous symptoms, but probably need even stronger pain killers, because I need to be able to move...
Just checking in with everyone.
I am still in a great deal of pain, though how much of that is due to my new hip or my old back problem I don’t know.
I seem to be in less pain if I just lie flat and don’t do anything. Sitting in an armchair can be agony.
After getting the all clear from the...
Confined to bed with excruciating back pain. I am OK as long as I don’t move.
Hope I will be better tomorrow!
I have a good book, the latest one about Boris Johnson, and I am watching tv on my iPad.
Not quite the way I expected to spend the Bank Holiday!
I thought I should give you all my latest report on how I am doing.
I saw my surgeon today and there is no problem with my new hip at all.
What a relief!
Despite that I still have a pulled muscle in my thigh and now my back has gone into spasm.
So, as you all advised me, this recovery can take a...
I have just read through your thread SweetV and found it most interesting. Just after my surgery I could walk quite well, but now at about 16 weeks I can’t, and have pains in my groin and down my leg. My knee which I will probably have to have replaced hurts too.
I was fine until I started to...