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  1. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Layla! 3 months already! Things are going well. About 3 weeks ago I really started feeling more like myself. I am walking up to 3 miles at a time using walking poles. Gentle yoga and PT prescribed exercises daily. My physical therapist told me she can no longer offer me anything and...
  2. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Cricket. I appreciate your wisdom. Warmly, Carita
  3. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you for the kind words Cricket. You and others here emphasized patience and slow going when I was struggling with this early on. I am very appreciative for that advice. In my excitement to report I forgot to share the ongoing challenges! Fatigue persists and sometimes I reach a point I...
  4. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Hello hip friends! I'm laying in a sunny window at our beach cabin with ice on my 8 week old hip. I made it to two months! There were very rough days early on and you all held me with your supportive words, thank you! Yesterday I puttered in my yard then an evening flat walk of one mile...
  5. Carita

    Hippies scars - post your badges of honor here: NO CHIT-CHAT HERE PLEASE

    Left anterior THR at 6 weeks post op.
  6. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    It is wonderful to read of your progress Cst! Less fog, more energy, pain low... yay! I have a great PT and see the benefits of a skilled therapist. It's good to have choices but also hard to narrow it down. Mine works with my surgeons practice so it was an easy choice as I had confidence in...
  7. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    Great food prep hints! I was way too ambitious that day. Your idea of one time intensive item is a good one. We also love leftovers. My hubby is always glad to eat my cooking even several days in a row. So good to hear you are walking well unaided in the house! I understand that you may need...
  8. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    Hi Cst... so good to read your update and learn you are going slow and doing well. You are very tuned into your body and listening to its cues. Noticing the start of the ODIC and modifying your behavior is wise. We are eager to do more and time will allow! Your posts are written almost like a...
  9. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Much gratitude to you Mojo, Leejaa, Cst and all who read and comment. Phew! So much of life is about accepting what comes and being as graceful as you can with the challenges. You have walked in these joint replacement shoes and know it brings many ups and downs. I take your words to heart...
  10. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Mojo and Layla. It is very thoughtful of you you mark my one month anniversary. I am so grateful to be through the rough first few weeks! Mojo, thank you for the graphic. I am struggling with the ups and downs. I've not shared this here: I came to this hip surgery after several long...
  11. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Layla...I always appreciate your words of wisdom. I ended up not driving...felt woozy today and not fit to be behind the wheel. I will see how I am tomorrow. Patience! PT went well. I enjoy the safe human contact and reassurance I get from the therapist. She's very knowledgeable and...
  12. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Leejaa. Struggling a bit being patient and remind myself this is a long process. Four weeks tomorrow! I have a follow up PT appointment and am considering driving myself. It is about two miles from my home, a strait shot with easy parking and access. I have not driven yet so this will...
  13. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Cricket. I did just that and feel better today. Still surprised how fatigued I am but suppose months of pain before surgery and the surgery itself demands quiet recovery. Gratefully I like to read and have a cozy space to relax. Got take out from our sweet neighborhood French...
  14. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Hi Friends. Day 25! Leg feels more supportive. Fatigue and weakness continue. PT again yesterday. Added standing toe raises and some gentle stretching. After PT I walked a few blocks which included descending two flights of stairs. Seems to have stirred up hip pain...too much perhaps? Today...
  15. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    You are coming right along! So pleased to know you are up and about. Thinking of you...sending healing thoughts. Enjoy the sunshine!
  16. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Hi Kneehelp, thank you for the encouragement. I like hearing others stories. It sounds like you are doing very well! You've had a few big events health wise and are overcoming them... a tribute to you! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better and taking trips to the store. Isn't it lovely to...
  17. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Hello friends...thanks to all of you for caring and contributing ideas and support. I deeply appreciate your experienced opinions. Day 23! PT on day 21 went well. I am fortunate and got a very experienced therapist who has worked with my surgeons patients for years. She said I look great for 3...
  18. Carita

    THR Carita's Recovery Thread

    Thank you Layla. Three weeks tomorrow...what a road! I see progress and am hopeful it keeps on coming. Fear springs up around the numbness, fatigue and weakness yet I know this is not unusual. I continue to use the walker as I'm unsure of my leg stability with this numbness and weakness. I am...
  19. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    Sending healing and comfort to you Cst. I hope you are resting well. The first days are rough but ice and naps help make them more comfortable. I found a small glass of thick nut milk helped with pill time when I wasn't up to a snack. Califia unsweetened almond milk is my friend. Hugs to you...
  20. Carita

    THR Cstinchcomb's Right Hip Recovery

    Hoping your home nest helped you rest through the first night home. Nap all you can Cst. Sending you comfort and ease. Warmly, Carita

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