I can totally relate to that, @Nyc1961. I'm constantly wondering if I am still doing too much, even if I just drive down the street to the drugstore and walk in to get a prescription, I'm second guessing myself. Maybe I should have asked somebody to do it for me!I also find myself going over the past months trying desperately to figure out if I did something to cause the pain and lack of progress; counterproductive but we’re only human.
It's been three and a half months since my surgery. No walking for me, for the foreseeable future. That's hard. But sitting on my patio and watching the birds does lift my spirits... Got to hold on to that!Are you able to do some walking? I had forgotten when you had surgery. I am sending all my best wishes to you for a peaceful pain free weekend. Try to do one or two things, no matter how small they may seem, to lift your spirits.
I am truly sorry you’re dealing with pain and uncertainty. I hope you find a solution that allows you to function without discomfort or pain. I would be remiss in not mentioning for those reading here who are contemplating surgery, or are scheduled for surgery that joint replacement surgery is one of the most prevalent surgeries performed world wide. The outcomes of these surgeries have become excellent based on a number of techniques changing over the years. The implants are durable and long lasting, with longevity much greater than before, offering an increase in the likelihood you’ll never have to experience the procedure again.Now I understand why people postpone this procedure until it’s bone on bone. Looks as though too many are left with these awful and perhaps permanent painful disabilities
On BoneSmart it's easy to get a skewed impression of the overall results of hip replacements, because it's often mainly those with problems who come to us.Obviously, reading all the hundreds of posts on this blog from people going through similar and much worse scenarios than what I’m dealing with will perhaps furnish many prospective patients with very critical important knowledge before making their decision to undergo surgery.