Well, it's been 12 weeks. I made it through the "danger zone" without incident.
All I can say is I wish I was allowed to have the replacement when I was first diagnosed with a labral tear and spur in 2010 instead of letting it devolve over a decade-plus into avascular necrosis.
Congrats! I've been trying to picture in my mind how to get down on the floor. Your description makes sense and is very helpful.
I've been bending past 90 degrees for about a week now under the guidance of my PT. Haven't crossed over the leg yet either.
I still can't believe that pre-op...
As I hit the 6-week post-op mark, I was wondering when people have started kneeling and/or sitting on the floor again? Any problems? Any warnings? Any tips?
Wishing everyone all the best. :happyfeet:
Oh, you have me stumped now. :sad:
All I can say is that for a lot of people, this surgery is life changing.
To be perfectly honest, this was my 7th surgery, I've had complications after 5 of them but not this one and have even healed a little quicker than some people. Sometimes I feel a...
I had R-THR on 4/10/23 due to avascular necrosis. I have a history of anxiety and am currently back to taking Lorazepam as needed after a fire from a neighbor's house spread to our roof which caused our roof/ceiling to collapse from the weight of the water on 1/7/22. Doc says a have a touch of...
When I get muscle aches from PT, I have no problem grabbing the cane. My PT isn't just for my hip. It's a combination of my left foot (post Lisfranc fracture repair x2), C5-C7 and L3-S1 degeneration, along with my hip. My gait is wrecked. Learning how to walk correctly.
Wow, you get great...
I noticed a lot of people had disturbed sleep after this surgery. For some reason, I didn't. I was VERY lucky with that since I don't have a good sleep record.
That's my plan, just go with it.
I still can't believe all of that pre-op hip pain is gone! :yes!:
Thanks for the reply...
Stuck in the tired zone. :sleeep:
Three weeks post-op. No pain. No walker. Cane rarely; only when I feel my newly awakened muscles get mad at me which makes me panic at the prospect of falling. PT going great. I will be taking my first test drive on Monday; only going around the block...
Two-week post op with surgeon today. He took x-rays, removed the bandage, extended my PT and wants to see me back in 3 months. I asked him about driving and he said I could drive when I felt comfortable with it.
When do people with RTHR usually start driving again?
Thanks. I'm just listening to my body. I have no problem going back to pain meds or the walker if needed.
Most of the pain I had was on the inner side of my knee, both sides of my ankle and thigh muscle. The incision felt tight for the whole first week. Mildly better now.
Just a quick update:
I've only been using a 1/4 of the Oxy 3-4 times per day since Fri. and today I stopped completely.
I've been using a cane instead of a walker since Mon.
Swelling is sloooowly starting to subside.
PT at home 3x's per week.
And it's official, me and the toilet...
A while back, I bought this from Amazon:
Bemis 7YE85320TSS 000 New Larger Size Clean Shield 3" Raised Toilet Seat, Elongated, White
The height is fine for me, I'm 5'1". I just feel unsecure while using the toilet. I might just be an irrational fear.
Yes, scar is completely on side. Ice...
I used the wedge for the swelling. It hasn't made any noticeable difference yet and it's really scary getting my leg up there but I'm going to keep using it twice a day for 10-20 minutes at a time.
My leg doesn't have that warm feeling anymore but I'm still doing the cold packs; 20 minutes on...
Yes, I have raised toilets. I didn't get much information from my surgeon. Most information came from here and PT/OT. I had the lateral approach.
Getting down and up isn't really my issue. It's leg/hip placement while sitting. How far apart? Is there too far apart? And then there's that...
Of all things...
I think I'm sitting on the toilet wrong. After I used the bathroom, I get that femoral-head ache in my butt that I had before surgery. It subsides in less than an hour but freaks me out.
Any tips? I've tried keeping my legs/hips/pelvis inline and I've tried opening my legs...
Congratulations. :happydance: The people on here are wonderful.
1) take the pain meds
2) listen to PT and OT and ask them questions about your individual circumstances (they loved that)
3) every time I get up from sitting (even if it's just 5 minutes) the...
Got home about 4pm yesterday.
My bed is a challenge since it's high and the mattress is soft.
I just keep moving - from bed to different chairs, short walks; A LOT of short walks. I try not to stay in bed more than an hour unless I'm really tired or sleeping. No more than 20...
Hi all, I'm scheduled for my lateral THR on Monday April 10th. It's been a long road of pain. Originally diagnosed with a labral tear in 2011. My hip caused a series of falls, one which caused a Lisfranc fracture of my left foot that required 2 surgical repairs. My 2023 MRI showed AVN and a...