@Zoebichon Congratulations! I am amazed at how well you are doing! Stairs and weights and everything! Its great to hear when people come out of these surgeries stronger and well on their way to living life once again. You seemed to have been quite active before and now with your two new hips well life is your oyster!
You guys won’t believe what happened to me last Sunday! (Two days ago, and I am 12 weeks).
I went on a 6 mile, slow hike in the beautiful woods with my daughter. My coffee bladder became very urgent and I had to duck behind a big stump to pee! I quickly realized that I was squatting very low with my bottom just inches from the ground.
Now I have been squatting some to get things out of a bottom cupboard or to wipe water off the floor after a shower, but not this low! My short fear of dislocation quickly changed to how am I going to get back up? I’ve always had a counter or something to grab onto but here in the woods, there was nothing to grab near me!
I tried with all my might to stand but couldn’t! I ended up having to drop onto my knees in the wet spot(!!!) and with hands on the ground I could hoist myself back up and quickly pull up my shorts.
Thank goodness for my squirt water bottle!
Six miles of uneven trail is about 2 to 3 more miles than I have walked in one go since surgery and yes, my hips are still a little bit sore 2 days later.
Before the hip osteoarthritis became too painful, I belonged to a 55 plus hiking group that hiked twice a month, year round. I haven’t been able to do this since last fall.
So today, at 3 and 1/2 months, I rejoined them for a perfectly gorgeous hike up near Mt. Rainier. And I did just fine, with no pain or weakness. It was only 4 1/2 miles with a 750 foot elevation gain, but it started at 6,000 feet.
It was just so beautiful! As you can see from my new avatar, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I’m from cloudy Washington so we lucked out. Natches Peak Loop for anyone in Washington state.