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    THR Shoe temptation

    Hi just an update.Recovery Could not have been better so far everything on track and still have some physio sessions left. To anybody waiting for a replacement it's well worth it so hang in there it was life changing for me after a long year on crutches.
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    THR Can Extreme anxiety affect THR Surgery outcome?

    Do you have a support system, a family member that can be with you so your not staring at the ceiling with your thoughts running wild? A close friend asked me if I was nervous and I told him the truth, I will go to sleep and then I will wake up with a new hip because that is the real truth. Try...
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    THR Shoe temptation

    I forgot to mention my surgery got cancelled right at the theatre doors on April 13 th as per my signature due to low white blood cell count after chemo. My actuall surgery was April 20
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Yes you're right. Today I knew the time was right so I gave it a shot and after a slightly cautious and wobbly start (I was crutches for a year pre surgery with total hip failure) I was into a rhythm eventually and didn't push it too hard. Happy with the result. Well done on hands free that's a...
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    THR BellaMac Recovery

    Oh no! I was on the elective surgery list in Australia and we get what we're given. Do not worry Im sure your shiny new titanium bits will work out just fine
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Yes I have scaled the walking back and everything still OK without any recovery issues. I am using a cane with elbow support around the house and feel ready to venture outside with it. Google says it's OK to drop the crutches and advance to cane outdoors after 2-3 weeks and I'm coming up on 2...
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    THR Shoe temptation

    When I left the hospital nobody mentioned when I should remove the very firmly glued on clear tape holding the incision shut. Is this something the doctor will do on my follow up post OP? It's been nearly 2 weeks
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    THR Shoe temptation

    About 45 minutes but I got to say I went one crutch yesterday and today my hip is a bit stiff and a bit tender so pulling back now for sure. Thanks for the tip
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Yes they gave many recommendations but nothing about walking distances . I'm due to meet the Ortho doctor for a post surgery recovery discussion next week so probably best if I remain cautious until then I guess and pull back on long walks and bending too low
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Hi everybody, 9 days post OP TLHR and things are going very well and pain free now walking long distance with one crutch However I have a pair of comfortable shoe string above ankle boots (shoe horn won't work) but it worries me to get down there. Is it to early to be attempting this?
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    THR Left Then Right's Hip Recovery Story

    Your snoring could be due to sleep apnea. Sounds like your doing well on your journey
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Hi everyone was able to jump through all the hoops and checked out. To be honest it wouldn't have been a problem to stay longer I had a huge ensuite room to myself but I was sleep deprived. Woken every 4 hours for blood pressure check, doctors rounds, food etc Caught the tram home and have no...
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Thanks for the words of comfort and advice guys. It took an enama to do what 4 days of stool softeners didn't so went number 2 and about an hour ago was able to pee but the irony is I forgot to pee in the bottle and just peed in the bowl so I don't get to go home just yet as they want to see...
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Thanks for the replies Just spoke to one of the doctors and he explained getting my bowel open was first priority because it could be pressing on the uthera? Not sure it's the right term and that's stopping me from peeing. They do not want to leave the catheter in too long due to risk of...
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    THR Shoe temptation

    Recovery has been fantastic and the physio therapist has cleared me to leave but doctors say no because I can't pee without a catheter. Anybody else struggled to pee and poop straight after surgery? . I'm on day 3 now
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    THR Will my bathroom (toilet) work?

    When laying on back eg browsing the internet is leg elevation needed with a HR and what pillow is recommended?
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    THR Unexplained onset of pain 2 years after successful THR

    It's a nasty drug but given time it will start to work and becomes easy to tolerate. I'm on it high doses for life but the the more Powerful version (Lyrica) Did you give it long enough time to work? It needs time to build up gradually increasing dose over time until the right dose is found ...
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    2021 April Rainbows - Are you having hip surgery in April?

    Hi me to, I'm in for TLHR April 13th and excited at the thought I've going to sleep and waking up with new parts
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    THR Will my bathroom (toilet) work?

    My surgery date is 13/4/2021 There is another entry to my condo which has 6 steps with a hand rail but that entry exposes me to a pathway way of shiny slippery tiles at the top that get wet in the rain but it has a railing so I would just need to be very careful . I've been on crutches for...
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    THR Will my bathroom (toilet) work?

    Thanks very much for the replies and the links as well. I don't think a blanket will work as one of the rooms is an air bnb rental so it wouldn't go down well with new guests Think I have no choice but to find an ensuite accommodation A lot of rentals where I am in my budget have walk up stairs...

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