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  1. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I think I've had like 2 days where I have had energy. I have a new theory that maybe my BP is to low. While watching tv tonight I took it after taking my BP meds for the night and it was 97/58. I need to start checking it on a regular basis. I believe the reason I had to start taking it is the...
  2. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Hi Layla, I am doing ok. I am completely off my Tramadol now and only take meloxicam about every other day. My thigh pain is still gone. I have mild discomfort in my butt area and the whole upper leg in general but nothing to bothersome. I still have weak muscles and so therefor I have a...
  3. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I was on 200mg extended release. She switched me to 100 mg extended release for a month, then 50 mg twice a day then 50 mg as needed then she will instruct me how to to finish. Tonight is my second day of 50% reduction to 100mg and I am feeling it. I was tired all day. Now my legs ache, are...
  4. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Thanks guys. The Dr prescribed 10 pills and I have an apt Tuesday to discuss how I will get off the meds.
  5. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Thank you Mojo333 but I am taking 200mg extended release once a day so that will not help.
  6. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I am out of my tramadol and because timing with the dr I will not get my dose tonight. I have different doses, smaller, from the past I will have to make due with. I hate being dependent. I told the nurse that I want off of it and when she talks to the dr about refilling it to please tell her...
  7. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I went to the gym both sat and today. I did a few weight machines, the treadmill and the recumbent bike. I am sore but muscle sore. I'm so happy I was a able to do so much.
  8. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Trust me I will. My husband joined and can bring anyone with him so gonna go check it out and do a few minutes to see how it feels. Thank you!
  9. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Thank you Layla. Yes it has been 19 days since my last thigh pain. I am very happy. I am considering going to the gym to work on my weak muscles making me limp. Nothing.crazy, maybe the elliptical. They also have water massage chairs and that sounds glorious.
  10. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    No thigh pain for 12 days so I am hopeful.
  11. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Thanks ladies. I am one of those people that doesn't have that button. I read where I was supposed to tag an admin. I was thinking Layla was an admin but I see you/she is a forum advisor, is that different? Anyhow I will leave my title I just wanted help and you ladies offered it. I was thinking...
  12. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    @Layla Hi can I get a tools tab so I can change my post title. Thank you.
  13. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I have a question about exercises. I know this site supports the theory you don't need to exercise the hip to heal. What if I am 15 weeks post op and still limping. Not from pain but from muscle weakness. I limped a little from pain pre op but this is worse and different. I can't do stairs...
  14. Leahdp

    Struggling with decision

    I had scfe at age 10. A failed pin removal at 11ish. The only thing that accomplished was breaking off the heads. Second surgeon said first surgeons choice of pins was not a good one. So Nov 2018 I had a LTHR and the hip had to be taken out in one peice as no chance of removing screws. I have...
  15. Leahdp

    Welcome to the November Nimbles' 2018 Hip Recovery Club

    * I figured it out thank you how do I add surgeries to my signature? I had Left SCFE pins placed 1978 and failed Left SCFE hardware removal 1980. Thank you
  16. Leahdp

    Revision THR 8wks post op - more pain than before<<

    @AMR1879 I saw your title and it peaked my interest since I am 13 weeks post op and still in pain. I had a cementless post also and at least my Dr said I am having end if stem pain. He said usually by a year the pain goes away. Unfortunately Josephine looked at my x-ray and said the stem is...
  17. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I must say the sciatica I had before down the back felt nothing like this. I got a steroid shot for it and it was the shot with the best results, compared to my hip and knee shots. I have a lot of issues with my SI joint staying in place, I am sure it is out of place now. I have given up...
  18. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    Would the MRI specifically say sciatica? I have had one that says I have degenerative discs, bulging discs, facet arthropathy and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
  19. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I am trying to figure out how much is my stem and how much is the sciatica. Did the chiro injure you and cause the spinal surgery? That sounds horrid. What did the osteopath do for you?
  20. Leahdp

    THR Leahs Sloooww but steady recovery

    I will wait to see what he has to say at my apt in May then I will decide what to do.

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