Layla: Yes I take magnesium supplement during the day and then I take a magnesium drink at night called Calm to help with muscle spasms. It helps the muscle but the insomnia is still pretty strong. I think it may just take some time. Thx for the links !Hello @RUA
Just catching up on your thread.
Something else you may want to consider for sleep is Magnesium.
Magnesium supports the following:
Healthy blood sugar
Muscle relaxation and nerves
Promotes healthy sleep (falling asleep and staying asleep)
An article on Magnesium -
Wishing you some restorative rest this evening and a peaceful weekend!
Ok thx so much for responding. I am being patient lol@RUA yes those episodes of energy drain are normal. It really takes much longer than you would think to heal from major surgery of any kind. Even when your new hip is feeling good and most if not all extraneous aches and pains are gone, there is still lots of healing going on at cellular level. Every one's journey is different of course ... for me after BTHR I was having those "nap attacks" for up to 6 months after the surgery. They do go away eventually
I found your thread because I'm at one month and checking what others experienced at that point. I can't find this app. Can anyone point me with a link? thanks.
Hey I am sorry as I just saw this - they should reach out to you about the app- it has been helpful for me to use it . I am 7 weeks post op now and getting stronger and doing light pt and walking a mile and sometimes more a day . The app has been helpful to track progress and do the exercises as well. Bless you on your recovery.I found your thread because I'm at one month and checking what others experienced at that point. I can't find this app. Can anyone point me with a link? thanks.
Hi- yes it is all flat and i typically walk it all at once - I also go grocery shopping and such but i don’t count those steps - i use a cane when i am outside in case i move too fast and lose my balance but i don’t use it at home - i am hoping to not use the cane here soon but I know that it’s different for everyone - my biggest focus is gaining more flexibility and strength - i do have pains here and there especially after pt and walking (close together) but my body tends to heal slowly so I am contributing some of it to this. I know people who have done great at 6 weeks and people who are still taking time to heal at 6 months , it’s really up to your body. Since you have hills that means endurance so maybe that’s why you need to walk a little longer before doing. Regardless i wish you all the best.@RUA thanks. Yes I asked about the OneStep app and then got hooked up. I've only tried it once but have my first appointment Tuesday. It's amazing what it can do.
I'm curious at 7 weeks you say you're walking a mile. Is that all at once or over the day? And is it all flat? I live in a hilly place and my PT here tells me I need to be able to walk without my can for an hour at once before I try my hills! I'm only at 5 weeks and eager.
Yes they said i can do the treadmill- honestly my surgeon was really good but i have learned more information on forums - i am the one to go to them and ask about things verses being given the information so it feels a bit backwards - since it is cold here with bad weather i will try the treadmill and see how I do. I will report back.Hi @RUA
The treadmill may be okay at a slow speed with no incline initially. Just to be safe, consider communicating with your surgeons office to get clearance from a member of his care team, allowing them to advise. I think you’ll be most comfortable receiving reassurance from them. Please let us know how it goes. Those following behind may take an interest in your progress.
A wonderful Thursday and weekend to you!
Totally normal. It's energy drain and nearly everyone feels this post op. Recovery is tough enough. But I really feel for you dealing with the added stress of the situation there.is it normal for me to feel this way if I am stressed? Is the drain still happening at 2 months? Since the surgery when i am out of energy i feel beyond depleted