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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    2 Month Recovery Update - Overall - nothing to complain about, and much to be happy for. Pro's (Simple Things) Ability to step up onto a chair to take down some window treatments. Didn't have the flexibility to do that before - or the strength! Ramping up exercise again without the pain &...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    But I knew what you meant, and that's the important point!
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    2 Months have flown by! Thanks for all the advice & support!
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    THR First step to being bionic is done

    What a great update - and only Day 7 or 8...i'm bad at math. Hopefully your physical therapist isn't from the "no pain no gain" school of PT. It is eye opening when you discover all the work arounds incorporated into daily life due to the bad hips.
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    THR December 5 THR - Left hip

    How did your appointment go on the 26th? In the early days my healing was pretty significant - hopefully yours is the same!
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Hour 26 of what was supposed to be a 10 hour journey back to Orlando. Things I’ve learned: Virgin Atlantic Pilots feel 58 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold to fly a plane. New hips like activity – dip below your newly gained level of activity and thou hip(s) will protest too much Haven’t really...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Hour 26 in what was supposed to be a 10 hr flight back home. Here's what
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Wow...I think they give out THR Medals of Valor for feats like that!!! "I flew home 4 days after my replacement. Then hour drive back to house, horrible." I can't even imagine doing that so soon, the pain meds weren't that good!
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Just past the 1.5 Month point on Hip #2 and I made it over to the UK without any hiccups. Fortunately or unfortunately, I didn't sleep on the flight over so even though the blood clot risk is probably minimal, I was doing ankle pumps and walking around at least 1x an hr. Walking - as long as...
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    THR December 5 THR - Left hip

    Hello fellow Dec 5th THR'er! Reading many of the recovery threads, the one thing I learned is everyone has a different recovery path. I definitely found if I tried doing something too soon - like trying out the new rower we got for christmas - I paid the price. Dec 5th was my second THR, I iced...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Thanks Layla! What a difference 1 month makes. Took a 1.3 mile walk around the neighborhood yesterday. Legs felt good until about the last 150 yards, then I had to assemble the hurry-cane to keep from waddling/limping. One day both hips felt the same - in a bad way - that deep tightness. A few...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Day 22 and I've got "full cane days" and "partial cane days" so that's progress. I'm sure it's highly entertaining when the neighbors see me walking our 2 dogs and juggling the leads, cane and poo bags. I'm even getting close to being able to sleep on my most recent surgical side - which is...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Thanks ChricketHip! That's my experience as well - 2nd one a bit slower than the first. I like your approach to not worry about every increasing distances and just go with what your body is telling you. I've walked less outside this time compared to the same time frame on the last one - mostly...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Somehow, someway, I was kidnapped and placed in the ODIC Sunday and paid the price on Monday. I swear it was not my fault. I have been determined to not be stupid during this recovery. Last time, I was edging the lawn by this point. I've pretty much been lectured constantly by my wife on...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! We're pretty low key for birthdays...and even by those standards it was pretty lame. This is the 12th Full Day post surgery and I'm still feeling that this hip feels a bit rockier on the recovery than the last, but still doing well. I took the Pico bandage off...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Yeah, I'm impatient, but should know better the second time around! It's always good to hear wiser voices to reset my expectations, thanks! My Primary care physician could not detect any hernia, so he thinks it's just a muscle strain. I can't recall the comedian who did this skit, but...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Thanks Benne for the kind words. My next post will relate how my family has decided that the best way to hasten my return to normal is to layout an obstacle course of dog toys, floor mats, shoes and TP rolls staged on the floor...causing me to dig deep into my Navy days and re-enact what it...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    Day 8 - At the recommendation of my Orthopedic Nurse Navigator (nominating her for sainthood by the way), I've now got an appointment this afternoon with my Primary Care Physician - for some reason I've been having a stabbing/burning sensation just below my belly button ever since the surgery...
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    THR Proud member of Double hippie club

    If there is a stages of recovery similar to the stages of grief - then I'm smack dab in the middle of "Anger". I'm ready to be over this recovery stuff. Being as how it's only Day 7...this does not bode well. Here's to hoping Bargaining comes soon, followed by skipping over Depression and...
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    THR Val’s Recovery

    Holy cow - there is actually a debate about using Ice? I did not know that. I'm going to go back into my cave of ignorance and get a fresh gel pack out of the freezer... Essex Girl - looking forward to your next update and if you've joined us on "Team Ice" or stayed on "Team Inflammation Good".

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