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    THR Feeling better

    Well I have been back in PT for 2 weeks for illospsoas tendinitis and have shown improvement in lifting my leg. I like the therapist a lot and the exercises we do are different than the post op PT. We are working to strengthen the thigh muscles and core muscles. I have hope that this will work...
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    Thanks for the info. I’m not going to lie - I am very upset with this news. I have my first PT appt next Tuesday to address this.
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    Well I had my 4 month post op appt today. The good news is the xrays showed the implants were looking good. The not so good news is that I have iliopsoas tendinitis. He wants me to go to PT. Does this sound like a good idea? I did some reading on this and as a last resort would be a hip...
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    @ForumUser, unlike your thoughtful wife, my sister would not be offering constructive criticism, it would just be passive aggressive criticism. I have learned over many years to just mainly tune that out.
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    Thanks so much for everyone’s kind words and encouragement!
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    I got the results of my CT scan from last week - no sign of the PE! so I am now off of blood thinners!!
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    Finally at my 3 month anniversary!:yay:. I have been doing well. Still not able to put my sock on my right foot without a struggle. The last 2 nights I have been awake until 4 am because of the pain in my lower right cheek. Still some pain/numbness around incision area and still hard under the...
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    @longtimechemist Finding BS 4 weeks after my surgery was certainly an eye opener for sure. Have learned so much and everyone is so encouraging!
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    @SurreyGirl So getting in and out of my low car has been a workout, but improving everyday. Know -it - all “friends” can be very annoying lol!
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    Reading the last few posts from all of you regarding my sister made me chuckle :heehee:. She has treated me this way for so long I guess I am used to it. But, I know how well I am doing. I woke up today and felt better than last week. That very deep ache in my thigh seems a little less- yahoo...
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    @Layla , I tried telling her from the beginning that PT was not the be all, end all of great hip recovery. I did go to 6 weeks of formal PT. As I have been a nurse for the past 30 years, you would think that she might know that I do know a few things. She is just being passive aggressive as...
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    She is basing it on a friend of hers who is older than I am who was very active before her hip replacements. She apparently has had both hips replaced in the last two years and she is doing yoga, dancing, running etc ( maybe climbing mountains lol!). But this friend was physically active her...
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    I spent all day at my sister’s baking cookies. Just so irritated that she is so critical of my recovery process. I am at 12 weeks this Wednesday. She wanted to know why I was “still” limping and why wasn’t I walking better and was I still in a lot of pain. I said no on the pain just some pain...
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    Oh my gosh! I just now drove my own car since my surgery! I have been driving my dad’s SUV because it’s high. My own car sits very low to the ground and was reluctant to try getting in and out of it until my hip felt a whole lot better. I was going to wait until my 3 month anniversary (Jan. 2)...
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    Well almost 10 weeks post- op now. Doing really well. I just have some minor aches and some residual incision pain. About a week goes by and I realize improvements in that whole area. It amazes me! Still have a ways to go but I’m getting there. I get really tired if I stay out too long running...
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    Hi everyone! I’m nearing my 7th week post op. I finished up PT last week and I’m feeling pretty good! Got the ultrasound results on my legs and no blood clots were seen. I’m hoping I can stop the Eliquis soon. Had a scare the other night- I dropped a pill on the floor and my puppy was right...
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    Thanks @CricketHip for your encouraging words. I went back to PT today and told them I wanted to work on gait training. I was told that I needed to strengthen that hip muscle in order to walk normally. So spent about 12 minutes on walking and 35 minutes on all of those other exercises. I...
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    Much thanks to everyone’s kind words! Will be 5 weeks tomorrow and I’m doing well. Had an ultrasound today on my legs to see if there are anymore blood clots hiding. Hope to get the results soon. I’m finally back to driving and doing lite work around the house. Going back to PT tomorrow after 5...
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    4 weeks ago I could not imagine how I would ever feel better. I was depressed, sleep deprived, and angry that I had even had the surgery. Never needed prescription pain medicine after leaving the hospital, but I just felt so helpless. At my 4 week post op appt, the x rays looked good and was...
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    Had my surgery with a 2 day hospital stay that turned into 4 day stay because a PE was discovered post op. Was so depressed because I was thinking hip pain was better than a life threatening blood clot. The first 2 weeks at home was truly awful and could not see how it would ever get better...

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