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  1. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank everyone! There are still things I struggle with - steps/stairs when carrying a heavy bag, particularly annoying when travelling for work. I still can't sleep on operated side and only for short periods on the other side. Just niggles and I need to keep strengthening and exercising. I...
  2. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    I'm just back from a 8 mile ride - I also had a mad gallop in a field. No pain, no twinges. Feels great! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
  3. ponymad

    THR February 20, 2017

    Sam - excellent update and so good to hear it is going in the right direction. It can be frustrating when it feels like recovery is stalling. I totally agree with listening to your body. Exercise and strengthening is the key bit only at a pace that suits the individual and rest when you need...
  4. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank you Sam - I hope all is going well with you too xx Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart mobile app
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    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank you Joe - I did it!!! A 15 minute ride around the village in walk. Archie (my beautiful Welsh Sec. D pony) was amazing bearing in mind he hasn't been ridden for some time. 9 weeks exactly since dislocation and nearly 11 weeks post op. Getting on and off was pain free - pre op was...
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    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Hooray! Discharged from Physio today. I have been given the green light to slowly introduce riding into my exercise programme. My hip feels stable enough, not sure about my muscles - I'm going to start slowly [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
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    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank you Chardonnay - I know I'm not ready for riding properly yet but being able to mount and sit in the saddle without excruciating pain reassures me that everything is moving in the right direction and that I did the right thing having the op - like many of us, I've questioned that sometimes...
  8. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    I'm seeing a Physio every 2 weeks and it has changed everything. Clamshells and lunges are good and also very exaggerated movement pushing leg back and over an imaginary horse - I use a chair and then sit astride and back again. It's all about building strength and I am not there yet, 10...
  9. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank you Diane, I took it very carefully - no way would I do that on my own! Getting on was actually do much easier than I thought it would be. Getting off was trickier but I have a plan on how to make that work. I hope you are feeling well xxx Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart mobile app
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    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Sitting astride is actually good for hips, my Physio said no chance of dislocation in that position. I've been practising as need my muscles to work properly. Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart mobile app
  11. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Thank you! My Physio gave me some specific exercises to practise for mount and dismount and that has helped... I think I'm a few weeks off actual riding but this is the start - I'll be trying to keep on top of the Physio exercises and build the strength up as much as possible. Feeling...
  12. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    Well everyone! I did it!!!! My daughter had her lesson on her lovely pony and at the end with supervision from her instructor - I got on! No searing pain at all, pre op the pain getting on was so bad! I walked around in a small circle and then got off. On hindsight, I'm going to dismount on...
  13. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    I've been so busy I've not been on here for a while! Yesterday was very hard for me, I flew to London and back again for a meeting, walked around 11,000 steps and was on and off the tube. Needless to say I felt very very sore when I got home! Tomorrow my daughter has a riding lesson on her...
  14. ponymad

    THR Delphi's Recovery - Surgery 23/2

    I haven't really stopped work (from home)but it was my first trip out! Only on a small propeller plane with about 6 steps so no problem with the flight. I had to walk around a distillery with colleagues all day but they all knew about my surgery so no issues. I feel very relieved. Not riding...
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    THR Delphi's Recovery - Surgery 23/2

    I think it's important to remember it is not a sprint - it's a marathon and we all have different starting points. If you were restricted to crutches for 6 weeks, then your muscles will need time to strengthen. I hope you enjoyed Anglesey, beautiful place with stunning scenery... I am having...
  16. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    I've just commented to my husband that I feel "normal". I'm not yet but see glimmers of it! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
  17. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    7 week check with surgeon - no restrictions, only those my body gives me, keeping up the Physio appointments and feeling good! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
  18. ponymad

    THR Delphi's Recovery - Surgery 23/2

    Good update Diane - light at the end of the tunnel! I tried side sleeping on operated side - uncomfortable! Last night tried on the non operated side with pillow - everything feels so tight so little by little I think! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
  19. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    I haven't done Pilates for years but a good friend of mine is a very well respected instructor who is mindful of hip replacements and will "work with me'. My goal is to ride again comfortably. I can get on and off the floor so we shall see! Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
  20. ponymad

    THR [DISLOCATION] ponymad recovery thread

    6 weeks and 2 days PO, life is ticking along. I'm having regular Physio which is in my opinion - a necessity. Why oh why isn't it standard procedure? It helps your physical and mental wellbeing!!! So, I am walking. Caring for my horses, driving, cooking, shopping, house cleaning (not keen on...

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