- Feb 20, 2022
- United States
Here is the photo of a bit of my incision being open, as described above.
@Zoebichon, I too want to get back to doing hiking and long walks. I took early retirement 11 years ago, mainly because my husband had retired a few years before and I felt I wanted to spend more time with him doing things together. We had both led hectic busy working lives before retirement, and I felt it was time to enjoy the rewards. We still lead pretty busy lives (I work as a volunteer director of a Charity Foundation and do work with underprivileged children, my husband and I also manage a very small rental business as well). We both love travelling and hiking/walking/sailing. A couple of years before Covid times, we used to travel to hiking/walking destinations about 2 to 3 times a year (very often to the Canadian Rockies, but also to Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US). When back at home, we also went hiking or walking whenever we could. Sadly, since a few years ago, my hip pain started playing up and such activities sort of ceased.So I want to do a full recovery and get back to my beloved line dancing, hiking and long walks!
Yes! It can be confusing, but like you, I imposed some restrictions on myself! I didn’t have any, other than to move thoughtfully / slowly and to stop if anything hurt. Because I went reading online like you and also here on BoneSmart, I figured what’s good for one, restriction wise, can’t hurt another (me). You‘re doing great and as a bilateral I’m always in awe at how a person recovers with two new hips at once. Amazing!These surgeons all say something different!