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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    Big update for 6 weeks! I’m able to sleep on both sides during the night and stay there for long periods without difficulty! It’s so nice to not have to stay on my back all night :yay: Also, I’m completely off Tramadol and just taking Tylenol and Advil twice a day. I’m making some progress with...
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    THR Finally On The Recovery Side

    @Mersada its magical when the butt pain goes away. I can’t remember exactly which week it went away for me but moving around gets much better once that happens.
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    THR Hi! Post THR recovery

    @JohnWilky happy belated 42nd anniversary and 8 week hipversary! I’m so impressed that you are able to walk for 45 minutes to an hour, way to go!! Hope the sleep gets better for you soon
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    @Missy45 thanks for the encouragement, I will keep focusing on the heel to toe walking and hopefully with practice I’ll make progress like you!
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    Thank you for the advice, I will respond to the app invite. This is the push I needed, I appreciate it! I’m so glad I found this forum because I’ve learned so much from everyone, whether they’re veterans or newbies, so much support and encouragement!
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    Thanks @FCBayern week to week is definitely the way to go now. I’m glad to hear you are still seeing improvements this far out in your recovery. My husband gave me the same pep talk yesterday about how much progress I made over the past few weeks. He also reminded me that before the surgery I...
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    @Jaycey you’re right, I need patience by the bucket loads. PMS hormones don’t help the situation either! I think that was worsening my self-doubt
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    THR Sashimu's post-op thread: I made it!

    Oh no @Sashimu that must have been so frightening! I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better. Keep icing and elevating to get past this setback.
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    Thank you @Jaycey @Eman85 and @Layla! I am starting to get to the point where I feel recovery has stalled. In the logical part of my brain I know that it hasn’t really, because I can pinpoint small improvements every day. But the emotional part of my brain is starting getting impatient with...
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    @Jaycey should I try this with the crutch or without? I find if the crutch is out of reach I tend to sway to the side when taking a step.
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    THR So far, so good, knock wood

    @DancerHips i had lateral approach and my restrictions included not turning my foot inward and not abducting my op leg. I clearly remember that unstable feeling especially in the hospital when I was first learning how to get in and out of bed. At 5 weeks, it has gone away for the most part or...
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    Thanks @Jaycey i tried it and you’re right, it definitely felt weird. I can’t say it hurt, but it felt like I was sleeping on a lump. I lasted about 10 minutes the first time. I’ve been alternating sides as much as possible to give my back a break. 5 weeks today. Been getting outside for walks...
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    One month (+ some days) update: can’t believe I missed posting on the one month mark but I think it’s because life gets busy as you get further into recovery. I’m still walking with one crutch, much faster than before but I limp without it so I’ll keep using it. I will probably need to request...
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    THR Woohoo! Let the healing begin!!

    3 week update: Feeling stronger every day, the exercises are feeling less strenuous and I am able to walk longer distances. Still using one crutch as I’m limping if I try walking without aids. Also nervous to let go of the crutch with the little ones walking around and their tiny little toys...
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    THR Hip Recovery

    Oh my goodness, I’ve caught myself doing both of these things so many times in the last few days! Maybe it’s a sign we’re getting back to normal!
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    THR Week 4 update

    I wish the hospital PT would read this. It was less than 24 hours after surgery when he was trying to force me to do leg lifts until I cried
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    THR I Have a Winner.

    @Mersada i can clearly remember being in your shoes before surgery and fearing the unknown especially the pain. In hindsight it probably was better that I expected the worst and prayed for the best because it turned out to not be as bad as I imagined. My sister said it best when giving me a...
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    THR Hip Recovery

    @Teresa17 wow I’m so amazed that you’re climbing the stairs normally, walking without any aids, and sleeping on your sides already!! That’s so impressive! I’m so cautious, I haven’t tried sleeping on the operative side yet and am still using one crutch for walking and the stairs. Good luck with...
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    THR Week 4 update

    Congratulations @Creakyjoint, take the pain meds regularly even if you don’t feel the pain yet. My mistake at the hospital was that I thought they would give me pain meds on schedule the night of surgery, but I was wrong - I slept through a dose and playing catch up was not fun the next morning...
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    THR Left THR

    That’s awesome! My next appointment is May 5th, I’ll be 7 weeks by then, so I’m hoping to be done with the restrictions by then I’ve mastered 2 techniques for moving hazards - first is the golfers reach and the second is to kick them out of the way with my crutch


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