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[REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by prairienut, Jan 1, 2019.

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    Happy Two Month Anniversary.
    Sorry to hear the news about your husband. Thankfully it's not as serious as they initially suspected it may be. It sounds like you're receiving great support through friends and neighbors. Please get the rest you need so you're able to care for hubs. Wishing him all the best for his surgery on Thursday. Keep us posted.
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    Oh what a tremendous lot you have had to contend with.:unsure:
    So happy husband's tests were negative!
    And that your hip was keeping it up with it all.
    Prayers for your husband's recovery as I know the mental stress is the hardest to contend with.
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    Very sorry to hear about your husband being so ill. When one is sick I know it is also very worrisome for the spouse. I would assume he must be in a lot of pain and really looking forward to his surgery to set him right. I hope everything foes smoothly as the week moves forward.
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    Addendum to 8-week update: Yesterday, my PT said I didn't need to come back, gave me some tips for imroving balance and quad/glute strength at home, and sent me on my way. I'm so happy that this revision fixed the problem and then some.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Hi :wave: @prairienut
    Yay...graduation day! :yay: Very happy for you...you're on your way:happydance:
    Enjoy the rest of the week! :)
     
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    I'm 10 weeks out from revision surgery. All is well except that I still cannot sleep all night on either side which is my preferred position. After 10 or 15 minutes, my hip starts to ache in the incision area, and I have to switch to my back again. Is this common at this point in recovery? It isn't a huge deal, but hoping the ache fades with time, and I can sleep in any position I like again.
     
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    Hi @prairienut
    I believe the aching will ease with time.
    Personally, I was several months into recovery before I even attempted side sleeping.
    I was afraid even though it is my preference for falling asleep. Also, my op side was the side I fell asleep on before THR because the shoulder on my non op side often bothers me if I lay on it for too long.
    Just keep trying and I'm sure you'll be able to tolerate it for longer periods as you continue moving through recovery.

    Here is an article on side sleeping. I hope it helps -
    http://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/thr-laying-on-my-back-when-can-this-be-done.32099/
    Warm wishes for a wonderful Saturday!
     
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