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  1. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    @Layla, thanks for reaching out. Yes, 2 month anniversary went by. Since I went back to work time flys by and I spend less time thinking about my hp. I take daily walks again, steadily increasing the distance. I notice at the end of my walks that its now the leg muscles that hurt and not the...
  2. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Had my 2nd post-op today with OS. Restrictions are removed and I am "Out of Jail"! OS challenged me to demonstrate flexibility and strength of the new hip, this is what I had straggled with at my 1st post-op since I had not kept up with the hip exercises and stretches. Since then I have been...
  3. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Thanks you @Layla and @Mojo333 , today is my 5th week of recovery, had my surgery exactly 5 weeks ago today. One more week of recovery and I expect to be cleared by surgeon. I am still observing the restrictions but not like I did on day 1. The hip and overall the leg just feels stronger, and...
  4. SelfHelp

    [THR] Here I go again!

    @julesglass congratulations on your 5 weeks recovery. Getting ready to graduate and have the restrictions lifted?
  5. SelfHelp

    [THR] Here I go again!

    @julesglass , congratulation on your 4th recovery week. I read you are starting to walk without any aids. Even venturing outside the house without any aids? I have also started walking inside the home without any aids, but I carry my cane in case I need support. I wonder though, if we should...
  6. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Well, I learned and changed my mind on PT along the way. Once I understood what the objective of these exercises were, that they are meant to increase the muscle strength around the hip so I can walk without the cane and increase flexibility so I can eventually reach my operated foot, then I was...
  7. SelfHelp

    [THR] Here I go again!

    @julesglass , congratulations on 3rd week of recovery! We are halfway there.
  8. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Tomorrow, I will be 3 weeks into my recovery. With posterior approach I have 3 more weeks of precautions. I started working from home 2 weeks into my recovery, my work is all on the computer and my manger is happy I am back working since most of the group have taken time off and are...
  9. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    @julesglass , congratulations, we made passed our 2 week post-op! How are you doing with your recover? Are you doing hip exercises and stretches, recommended either by OS or PT? I saw list of exercises and stretches in the handbook I received at my pre-op, but ignored them thinking I would just...
  10. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Thanks @Layla , I have been side sleeper all my life, last 2 weeks sleeping on my back have been difficult, my back gets sore and I snore so loud that I wake up everyone in the bedroom including myself. I wish I could only go back to my side sleeping position and get a full night sleep. I...
  11. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Had my 1st post-op today with OS. X-Rays looked good, hardware position looks good, no fractures, continue with recovery. When sleeping on the good side the pain I felt from the operated hip comes from the Greater Trochanter and is due to stretching of the tissue, it will take time and doing...
  12. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Tomorrow I will see my surgeon for 1st post-op. Its been 2 weeks since my surgery, amazing how time flies. I have 2 questions for my OS: - ok I resume working from home, requires sitting upright at desk for hours - tried sleeping on good side with pillow between legs, but have increasing pain...
  13. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Thank you all for your recommendations and wise words to my question. I appreciate all your advice. Yes, I agree that it is in my best interest to decline the trip. For some reason I thought that I could be ready for such a trip as long as OS has lifted the 3 restrictions; I may have also read...
  14. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    @ Mojo333, @ Elf1, @ CricketHip, @ Layla, at the end of the 6 week precaution period will OS evaluate the hip before lifting the precautions or is it automatically lifted after 6 weeks of healing? Reason I ask: My employer wants to know if I can go on an overseas trip 2 weeks after my 6 week...
  15. SelfHelp

    [THR] Here I go again!

    @julesglass , 116 degrees in Iowa, is that normal? I thought only southwest, like Arizona, New Mexico could get that hot? How are doing with your daily activities and the 3 precautions? Getting enough sleep at night is my biggest challenge. I still cant sleep on my side, even with pillow...
  16. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    @julesglass , @Elf1 , @Layla , @Mojo333 , any of you working with PT? My OS scheduled 3 in-home PT sessions for me. Had my 1st PT sessions and it was helpful, she wants I do set of hip stretching and strengthening several times a day. I wonder if I should do PT exercises or instead work on...
  17. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Thank you for your anniversary wishes @Layla! Agree that sitting most of the day is frustrating. Overall the recovery going well. My pain level is tolerable without any meds, so far most swelling and bruising is around the incision, rest of leg has mild swelling no bruising. Sleeping is only...
  18. SelfHelp

    [THR] SelfHelp's recovery Thread

    Tonight my Aquacel surgical dressing came off, 7 days after the surgery. The incision looks healed ok. Hope there is no drainage.
  19. SelfHelp

    [THR] Here I go again!

    @julesglass , glad to hear that your recovery is moving forward, what pain level do you have when resting and moving? I decided I rather deal with some pain than the side effects of taking the heavy pain meds. When is your bandage coming off? I believe you have the waterproof type, Aquacel...
  20. SelfHelp

    [REVISION THR] dislocation two weeks after revision<

    This is what I learned from my PT. To get on and off the toilet you need arm rests so your arms can help support you. Your bad leg has to stay extended to avoid 90 degree rule. Your good leg and both arms help lower and raise you. Armrests are used same way as getting on and off a chair. I...

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