Yes, seven month and four month anniversaries of my THRs. My hips are great. My right hip is a bit more flexible than my left hip, but that is to be expected since it was done three months earlier, and I am sure it will get more flexible as I continue to exercise. Yes, all is well with my hips.
I am feeling stronger all the time. I do not have pain, but the constriction is still in my right knee. I believe with more therapy, the constriction will eventually be resolved. In-home physical therapy is behind me. Chris discharged me on Friday, October 21. However, he thinks that I need additional PT on my right knee. Along with my exercises, he has been doing patella mobilization, and I cannot do that myself. He said, however, there is no way that he can justify at home PT for me; that I am not homebound. I innocently asked if I am supposed to be homebound to receive in-home therapy. He chuckled and said yes, I am. He said one is allowed to go to doctor's appointments, religious services, and the beauty shop, and to shop for essentials, when one is receiving in-home physical therapy. He said he has used words carefully to allow me to continue receiving in-home PT as long as I have. He said, for example, he told them that I go to the beauty shop. He just didn't tell them that I drive an hour to get there and visit with my daughter all day afterwards. He said my still needing assistance to walk has also allowed him to keep me in in-home therapy, but that he can no longer do that. I thanked him for making it possible for me to continue as long as I have. I am continuing the exercises that he gave me, and we went over some that are a bit more advanced.
I plan to call Dr. Bradshaw's office next week and ask him to allow me to continue therapy at the Mercy River Valley physical therapy clinic. Chris said he knows two of the PTs there, and they are well qualified. He said that I can tell whoever I work with that he has worked with me as my PT for over a year and that he would be glad for them to call him and discuss what we have been doing.
I am waiting until next week because I wanted a bit of a break. And because I had a colonoscopy yesterday, finally. It was originally scheduled for October 18, 2021, but I did not think with my knee still being problematic that I would be able to get to the bathroom in time during purging, so I rescheduled it. However, Dr. Bradshaw did not want me to have any other surgeries sooner than three months before each hip replacement, so I ended up having to wait until after the left THR. Then October 26 was the earliest I could schedule, and that is because I pressed a bit, and the nurse gave me an appointment that someone had canceled. I was relatively certain that the result from the Cologard test last Spring was a false positive, but I knew Jennifer would give me no peace if I did not have the colonoscopy since the result said I needed one. I had no polyps and do not need to ever have another colonoscopy unless something happens that indicates I need one. Here I am, 78 years of age, and had my first colonoscopy with no concerns. That is a very nice result.
I am still working full time and hope that continues for quite some time. It helps to keep me out of mischief.
I hope everyone on Bonesmart is doing well. In the not-too-distant future I plan to get up-to-date concerning the members I followed when I was more active on the forum.
Onward and upward!!