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    [BILATERAL THRs] Jwadds Recovery (2 hip to be square!)

    I had to leave my waterproof dressings on for 14 days -and then I could remove. I was told do NOT remove them before then …. there was no problem showering and they worked a treat. Hope you can speak to your surgeon asap but I would definitely cover them and leave them until you are told...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Jwadds Recovery (2 hip to be square!)

    If you have no-one at home this is going to be very tough, lonely and frightening in that first week or two so if you have the option of re-hab please please go. I stayed in hospital for 6 days and had a great husband who did everything for me. The nights are the hardest and getting in and out...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Jwadds Recovery (2 hip to be square!)

    Am so pleased you're feeling a little better (and that you have a recliner). I have also posted my femoral photos on my day by day recover thread … we can compare! Re your back pain, this was and is definitely the same for me and I was NOT expecting it. Yes, I have a prolapsed disc (L3/4)...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Jwadds Recovery (2 hip to be square!)

    Glad you've got through those first few days - it really is a tough one for us double hippies. Each day does get easier and whilst first few weeks are definitely in the 'don't want to go there again' box you will get through it quicker than you think. If you haven't picked this up before on...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Jwadds Recovery (2 hip to be square!)

    Best of luck from another bilateral friend - mine was Feb 19th 2019. Am sure you will do amazingly and will find this site ENORMOUSLY helpful - lots of useful threads on bilateral recovery.
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    [BILATERAL THRs] JR 2 Hip's Recovery thread<

    I realised that I am 8 weeks 5 days not 7.5 … how time flies when you're having fun! Gosh that epidural sounds like a whammie. I just had oral pain relief and the epidural was just for the length of the op. Surgeon says tingling etc all normal as Mojo33 says and eventually should all...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] JR 2 Hip's Recovery thread<

    Hi there, me again. I've had this numbing and tingliness pretty much from day 1. It gets worse after exercise but am now nearly week 8 and it has got marginally better BUT I am on Gabepentin which works for this nerve type pain so maybe I'm kidding myself as it may be masking things. Re...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Twice as Nice - JennyLynne's recovery

    Glad your safe home. The first 2 weeks are really the toughest and particularly so for us bilaterals. Take care and take it easy - do NOT push beyond a pain barrier (it's there for a reason), sleep when you can, let your loved ones do the work and before you know it you'll be through the other...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Twice as Nice - JennyLynne's recovery

    Would just echo - please please get yourself/hire a recliner if you don't have one. Don't know if you have followed my thread (had a bilateral on feb 19th this year) and did/am doing a day by day/week recovery thread and you might find it useful.
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Twice as Nice - JennyLynne's recovery

    From another bilateral (feb 19th 2019) so good to hear you're doing well. Have posted my own thread which details by day to day experience which might prove helpful. For me week 1 and 2 were the toughest and then suddenly at week 6 things started to really change. Anyway, so pleased for you...
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    [REVISION THR] Newbie tkr recovery thread<

    Please be careful, I think this is far too premature. Can a neighbour, friend or member of your family take you? Worried for you so please take extra care with plenty of stops.
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    [BILATERAL THRs] JR 2 Hip's Recovery thread<

    You and I have exchanged off line emails as well as through BoneSmart, Am 2 weeks ahead of you in recovery with my bilaterals and have gone through so much of what you have experienced but nearly 8 weeks out am coming through to the 'other side'. I think it's amazing you've been dealing with...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Diary of a bilateral THR Spring 2019

    Yes I do that but thanks for reminding me, not always easy to stay focussed!
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Diary of a bilateral THR Spring 2019

    Thank you both - have a lovely weekend (treated myself to a hot cross bun). BTW my OS said it was NOT a good idea to try and lose any weight whilst you're recovering - I was panicking a bit about an extra pound or two. Can't use that excuse for ever though.
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    [THR] When can I get back to the gym?<

    Hi there you're doing really well. Many congrats. I had bilateral on feb 19th 2019 so a little longer than you in terms of recovery but am 65 so you have age on your side! At 7.5 weeks have now been given the all clear as of yesterday re restrictions but of course whilst that's great the...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] Diary of a bilateral THR Spring 2019

    I thought it might be helpful if I shared a further update now am 7 weeks and 3 days in from my bilateral:- April 2nd/3/4/5/6/7 Day 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47. No fundamental changes to my daily routines but little (and I mean little) gains. Not seen day to day but back over a week yes...
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    [BILATERAL THRs] JR 2 Hip's Recovery thread<

    As Jo knows, my view is that (3) above is an absolute ESSENTIAL and nowhere in any literature that I've been given or downloaded from NHS etc have I seen this written. Anyway, look forward to any insights on our inflated swollen hip 'ledges' as we've christened them and a fat knee!
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    [BILATERAL THRs] JR 2 Hip's Recovery thread<

    Hi Jo, you and I have been exchanging separate emails but I will also wade in to say we are both bilaterals (mine Feb 19th 2019) and I would agree that I also still have swelling on one knee and both hips - nothing seems to be reducing and it's very depressing to discover this swelling could...
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    [THR] lotusbuds' recovery thread

    So glad you're making good progress. I've written before about swelling - and have done all the things you're doing. My bilateral hip replacement was done feb 19th 2019 and 6.5 weeks on I have still got 'ledges' on my hips and my right knee is a good 1.5 inches bigger than the left. Am told...
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    [THR] Sarah Bee (Re)Learns to Walk.

    You slept (and were allowed to) on your operated side??????

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