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Hi everyone! I’m nearing my 7th week post op. I finished up PT last week and I’m feeling pretty good! Got the ultrasound results on my legs and no blood clots were seen. I’m hoping I can stop the Eliquis soon. Had a scare the other night- I dropped a pill on the floor and my puppy was right there. Didn’t even think, I just dropped to the floor on my hands and knees (what a surprise!) and wrestled with my puppy to make sure he didn’t have the pill.. I was so scared! I was alone in my bedroom at the back of the house and I knew my dad would not hear me calling for help. I was able to reach my cellphone and called my dad on the house phone and he came back. I was practically hysterical because I couldn’t fine the pill and then didn’t know how I was going to get up off the floor. He got both puppies out of my room and I managed to crawl over to the chair in my room and I was sweating bullets, but was able to pull myself up and stand up. I was then able to see and pick up the pill thank goodness. It took me awhile to calm down. My right hip was sore for 2 days, but not unbearable pain. Iced and took Tylenol and now back on track.
 
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Hi @Bumper
Glad to hear you are doing well.

I managed to crawl over to the chair in my room and I was sweating bullets, but was able to pull myself up and stand up. I was then able to see and pick up the pill thank goodness.
So sorry for this unfortunate "hip test" but it sounds like you passed with flying colors.
Hope the rest of your week is restful and uneventful!:flwrysmile:
 

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Hey @Bumper
How are you doing? Scary incident with the pill and your puppy. Crisis averted. I hope you had a nice weekend and you're looking forward to the holiday on Thursday. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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Well almost 10 weeks post- op now. Doing really well. I just have some minor aches and some residual incision pain. About a week goes by and I realize improvements in that whole area. It amazes me! Still have a ways to go but I’m getting there. I get really tired if I stay out too long running errands. My doctor still wants me on the Eliquis for another 3- 4 months. Happy Holidays to everyone!
 

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Hi @Bumper
So happy to see you are Feeling Better and Better.
I just have some minor aches and some residual incision pain. About a week goes by and I realize improvements in that whole area.
This sounds quite like how I felt at 10 weeks and your comment reminds me of Layla's oft posted comment for members to try measuring progress weekly rather than daily.:) :-) (:

I get really tired if I stay out too long running errands.
Stamina was quite hard for me to regain also.
I think 4th month out was my biggest turnabout in that regard.
Lots of improvements to come.

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Happy Holidays to you also! :christmas-carols-smiley-emoticon:
Thanks for updating. What nice progress you're making. May it only get better and better. :)
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Hi Bumper! You are sounding right on track.. I love seeing updates like yours. That incisional pain can hang around for quite some time. Mine is particularly sore right now, I was walking too fast and ran into the corner of a piece of furniture, boy did I ever see stars!

Isn't it just crazy how quickly we are up and about after a big surgery like this!
Happy Holidays! A nice way to end the year, right?
 

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@Bumper happy to hear you're doing well. I think all of us go through the fatigue when we've done a bit much, it does get better. :santa-dance:
 
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Oh my gosh! I just now drove my own car since my surgery! I have been driving my dad’s SUV because it’s high. My own car sits very low to the ground and was reluctant to try getting in and out of it until my hip felt a whole lot better. I was going to wait until my 3 month anniversary (Jan. 2) but just thought I could do it now. So happy!!
 

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Oh yeah!!:driver:

It's the little things....:tada:
 

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Yay! You feel like a 16 yr old who just passed his drivers license exam when you get behind the wheel again. A great feeling of independence for sure!
Happy trails to you and a Happy Thursday too! :driver:
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I spent all day at my sister’s baking cookies. Just so irritated that she is so critical of my recovery process. I am at 12 weeks this Wednesday. She wanted to know why I was “still” limping and why wasn’t I walking better and was I still in a lot of pain. I said no on the pain just some pain over the incision and that my leg was not back to “normal” YET. She has told me several times that I should be continuing to do my PT exercises every day and that if I don’t I will never heal and walk “normally”. I think I am doing pretty good and I told her that. Just so tired of having her criticize me and treat me like I don’t know what I am doing!
 

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Seriously!! I'm sorry she caused you to feel frustrated and criticized.. not a good feeling.
I am curious, what is she basing her experience on?
I guess she made the comments out of concern, but seriously!
It's only going to get better ( your walking and strength) Keep the faith..:console2:

P.S. maybe she needs to watch a video of a THR?? Oh and I hope the cookies turned out delicious!
 
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She is basing it on a friend of hers who is older than I am who was very active before her hip replacements. She apparently has had both hips replaced in the last two years and she is doing yoga, dancing, running etc ( maybe climbing mountains lol!). But this friend was physically active her whole life.
The cookies did turn out delicious!
 

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Hi @Bumper :xmas-wave-smiley-emoticon:
Consider telling sis that you're doing all your surgeon has advised, he is pleased with your progress and has reassured you you're doing well and that his opinion is the only one that matters to you. Then try not to be bothered by her unsolicited opinions and advice. It's your body and your recovery, not hers. If all else fails, plug your ears and started singing la-la-la when she starts in...she'll get the hint. :wink:
Have a great Tuesday!
 
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@Layla , I tried telling her from the beginning that PT was not the be all, end all of great hip recovery. I did go to 6 weeks of formal PT. As I have been a nurse for the past 30 years, you would think that she might know that I do know a few things. She is just being passive aggressive as she mentions this subject every time I see her since my surgery. I was on my feet baking cookies for 7 hours today so I did start limping a little, which she pounced on. But I feel confident and I know how my body feels and I think I am doing really good!
 

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You are doing very well! I too drive a low seat car and am managing fine. Maybe you should see less of your friend for the moment. . I had a well-meaning and very fit boss who would make comments and in the end I had to be straight with her and say how she made my feel when I was trying my best to get better!
 

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Tell sis to shush...
or she'll be getting a lump of coal in her Christmas stocking. :wink: :heehee:

I would have been limping also if I was on my feet for 7 hrs baking cookies.
I did notice for several months post op that I'd limp a little at times if I was on my feet too long, or walking to excess. Thankfully It all eases with time. You're doing well! It's nice to see your smiling face on your new avatar. :)
Have a lovely Tuesday!
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