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  1. Fairydell

    I think I am off again

    Hi @Mojo333 I haven't. been around lately so having a bit of a catch up. Not sure I like the new format but will get used to it. A little progress update, sorry it is a bit long winded. I don't use the leg brace anymore and manage with one crutch outdoors. Indoors I don't use crutches at...
  2. Fairydell

    [THR] Nerve pain in foot after hip replacement

    Hi Damper. I haven't been around the forum lately so just catching up. I had nerve damage following my hip replacement.. The pain is dreadful. I am currently taking Pregabalin and it took a few dose increases to find a level that helps me cope with the pain. I expect to be on it for quite...
  3. Fairydell

    I think I am off again

    Thanks Layla. I am hoping that it might settle down once the right hip recovers a bit more. I was signed off by the surgeon last week. He was really pleased with how much my poorly leg has improved and told me that a year from now it will have healed as much as it is ever likely to. He can't...
  4. Fairydell

    I think I am off again

    Thanks everyone. When I had my original x ray I was told that the left hip looked worse than the right one. The right one became very painful very quickly and I have a feeling that the left one is doing the same now. I have an appointment with the surgeon on the 10th and I will ask his opinion
  5. Fairydell

    I think I am off again

    I had my right hip replaced in April and have had a terrible time. The surgeon damaged the femoral nerve which left my leg paralysed. It's taken months to even start to feel like normal and I am not there yet. Annoyingly my left hip has been giving me some serious pain. I am hoping that it is...
  6. Fairydell

    Tips Wanted - 65 and anxious

    Hi Gill. I bought a raised toilet seat and two grabbers, and then discovered I could have borrowed them for free. Check with whoever is doing your op whether they will be providing them. I was loaned a thick waterproof cushion to raise my chair seat height. It was a godsend in the early days...
  7. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Hi @SarahBee It's lovely to hear that you too are improving. It seems ages ago now that we both had our operations.
  8. Fairydell

    Mind numbing boredom due to hip related limitations. How to deal with it?

    Hi Bruce. This part is the most horrible bit but it will pass. I am a big fan of the 'duo lingo' website? It's a great way to pass the time and to brush up on your language skills and is a free site. I haven't missed a day since I started using it and even managed a practice session while I...
  9. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    hi @Fit4Family and @Mojo333 It seems like forever ago that I had my op and I want to thank you both for taking time to read my post this morning. I have been outside this morning and fought another chunk of that hedge. It is definitely losing :flwrysmile: Every day I try to lead with the...
  10. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Hi @Layla Thank you for thinking of me. I am getting back to normal at long last. The poorly leg is nowhere near fully healed yet but I refuse to let it stop me. The leg situation has made us re think our garden and we are planning some major changes. Tony and I are in the middle of...
  11. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Bless you @Mojo333 You are such a sweetheart. I have really appreciated your support this past year.
  12. Fairydell

    Depression/post-op blues - open for all

    @Misscarol You really will get better but it will take time. Every last one of us here on the forum has been through it. We understand how you feel and will all be here if you need a rant or a cry. Believe me I have had a good old weep all over everyone here. They were all without exception...
  13. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    @Jaycey I'm not sure yet. We toured Austria a few years ago. Rode the Glacier Express and the Bernina express. It was a wonderful holiday in some of most stunning scenery I have ever seen. We are waiting to see how my leg improves until we decide for sure where we want to go.
  14. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Thank you all. I have had over a week of celebrating and probably put on a stone in weight. I can now walk around the house without my crutches and ventured out today with only one crutch... My friends and I went for a lovely 'afternoon tea' at a gorgeous local venue. We finished off with a...
  15. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Thanks @Layla and @Elf1 Tomorrow I will celebrate my 60th birthday. We had always planned a holiday in Austria for my 60th but the damaged leg has put that on hold till my 61st... Oh well. it could be worse. Hope everyone is recovering... Can I say a big thanks to all the mods... you do a...
  16. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    @Mojo333 You have been such a support to me.. Thank you my friend. xxxx
  17. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Thanks @Elf1 How is your recovery coming along?
  18. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    Woo hoo, hippy buddies…. I can walk up and down my sitting room and around the house without crutches... so long as my leg isn't tired. This feels like a huge jump forward and even though the nerve is still damaged at least my leg muscles are strong enough to hold me up. I can't come...
  19. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    @Elf1 It was utter bliss.. A little squirt of Badedas gave me bubbles up to the armpits and I thoroughly enjoyed a lovely long soak. :bath:…. everything is all buffed and defluffed and I feel like a human being again
  20. Fairydell

    [THR] Fairydell's recovery thread

    I managed to take a bath without any help today.. That feels like a huge milestone and means I don't need wait until Tony is around to help...… I did get stuck on my son's toilet the other week though. I am used to having a raised seat with the sink on one side and the radiator on the other...

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