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kr70

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Hey, I had THR on Nov 14. My 6 week check up is on 12/23. I feel like I'm doing very well. The 3 things I hope I can do are 1. get the ted hose off. 2. drive. 3. go back to work,(I teach 8th grade Social Studies.) What are my chances? I walk in the house without a cane. (use a cane on steps and in the evening when I'm tired) ???

p.s. I want to thank the people responsible for this site. IT IS TERRIFIC!
 

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Hi KR70
Welcome to bonesmart. I had a right hip replacement on June 6th.
It is a wonderful site.
At my 6 week apt my doc told me I could drive. As far as going back to work, I can not really give any guidance. I was actually fired from my special ed teaching job while on medical leave. At 3 months I was back to doing everything I wanted to (except running). I suggest from reading other's posts that you should take as much time as you can . It is major surgery and you will be tired.
Another great plan from Jo, our wonderful nurse, is to make it a graduated return from part time to full time over a few weeks.

For now, keep resting!!!
Judy
 

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Hi kr70,
I had THR left hand side 7 weeks ago and had my 6 week check up a week ago. The stockings are off, I'm driving again, and I've started back at work (short days to begin with this side of the New Year)! So I would think you will also get the green light for all of the above! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)
I just have to say that having the THR after 3 years of constant pain has been the best thing I've EVER done! Most days I can't get the grin off my face! At the age of 49 I feel like I have been given a "second chance" at life! Looking forward to having my right hip replaced in 2009. I wish I had discovered this forum BEFORE my surgery - it's very reassuring to read of others going through exactly what I have been! Good luck!
 

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Welcome to BoneSmart, both of you. It's good to hear you're doing so well. kr70, Peta's comments are correct. Good wishes to you for the 23rd.
 

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kr70...Hi. I went back to work at 6 weeks. I am a principal on assignment. It means I'm at the district office and travel from school to school. I also do home visits to students not attending school. I did fine. My only advice to you is to take it easy. I found I tired easily. Vary the amount of time you sit or stand. I found if I did either for too long that I would then "feel it."

Happy Holidays!

~Carol
 
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kr70

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Had my check-up today! ted hose gone, can drive and go back to work on 1/5! saw the x-ray of my hip. It is amazing! Have to take an antibiotic before going to the dentist. I still have to be careful and I go back on 2/16.. Happy Holidays everyone!
 

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Glad to hear it all went as you'd hoped kr70 - have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! I feel like I've already received the best Christmas present EVER and I'm sure you feel the same way! :)
 
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