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[REVISION THR] Gypsy has wandered into recovery

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    Oh my stars! What a story and send you all the best mojo your way as being the last Hip surgery.
    Hope your evening is easy.:ok:
     
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    @zorys0225, wow! I also don't think I have known of anyone else who had the hip dysplasia experience. Of all the things, I did go on about the shoes:yes:. I hope your recovery continues to go well and you have a long and happy life with your new hip.

    @REM, thank you for the good wishes. The same to you! I try to be upbeat. Doesn't always happen.

    I don't personally know anyone who has gone through hip replacement and recovery. Since signing up, I have learned that people around the world have experiences (good, bad, and in between) with wonky hips, surgery, and recovery. My story might be longer than some (60+years in the making), with a few different episodes, but maybe not that unusual. My heart aches for those with struggles. I am cheered by those who are enjoying life after hip replacement.

    I much appreciate the advice and support here.
     
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    Went to the pool today for water walking and it felt good. It also helped take my mind off of feeling fragile and vulnerable. I'm pretty sturdy but that is no guarantee that a wrong move wouldn't end badly. I hope those feelings will eventually fade. I am feeling less sore and getting around the house a bit better, with and without the cane.

    Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and happy weekend to everyone.
     
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    :hi: @Gypsy
    Good for you! I'm glad you enjoyed water walking in the pool.
    So sorry you feel fragile and vulnerable. I can imagine why though, you've been through a lot.
    I'm sure as you continue healing and get more active those feelings will begin to fade.
    Getting around the house with more ease and using the cane less is wonderful!

    Happy Mother's Day to you too (if it pertains) :flwrysmile:
    I hope you have a lovely weekend!
     
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    @Gypsy.

    Water walking sounds fun. Wish there was a place I could do that around here. Not feeling up to the beach right now and it would be a shame if some poor shark sunk his teeth into one of my hips. He'd be gumming the rest of his meals. I hope you have a great weekend and if you have children I hope you have a great mothers day as well.
     
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    :rofsign:I'll be thinking of that when I hit the ocean this summer.

    Happy Mother's Day and healing mojo coming :loveshwr:at you this weekend.
     
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    At 8 weeks since surgery, I am feeling improvements in fits and starts. I am using the cane less and less around the house but still use it outdoors. I ventured onto some uneven ground yesterday. Stairs are still a challenge. Operated side is quite weak.

    Hubby and I will be looking at houses Saturday. Multistory living had its day but we'll be looking for ranch style as retirement nears. And, we would like to be closer to the grandkids and other family :loveshwr:. My failing hip, surgery, and recovery got us off schedule but it's time to start working back toward that goal.

    I hope everyone is doing well.
     
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    So pleased you are feeling better, water is wonderful isnt it, helps those aches and pains diminish. It will be fun looking for your next home and being nearer family a great help. lovexx
     
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    Sounds about right with how my recovery progressed. Still Tom steps like toddler and that uneven ground sure does make you feel it.
    Your leg is weak, because it was injured and it's healing so just know you are doing just fine!

    Yay for house hunting..:tada:

    Getting ready for the already HOT coastal Georgia summer.
    Much as I love it, when I was recovering this time last year, the heat would cause unexpected dizziness.
    Be careful....no falling down and going boom!:no-fin:
     
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    It sounds like you're progressing nicely @Gypsy
    Happy house hunting tomorrow. I wish you luck and hope you find the perfect
    home to fit your lifestyle moving forward.
    A great weekend to you!
     
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    Oh, @Layla, this house hunting adventure is going to take some time. As we are nowhere near ready to put ours on the market, if we had found the perfect house today, we would be in trouble! We scoped out the area we are thinking about and stopped to see some friends and the grandkids while we were out, so that was nice.

    I took the cane with me but didn't use it all the time. Planning to go water walking again tomorrow.

    @Mojo333, I am not a fan of heat. But I live in middle Georgia so must make the best of it.:yes!: I'm not much of a fan of cold, either, so I look forward to spring and autumn (notice I didn't use the other word to describe the season)!
     
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    I did notice:heehee:...good job!

    Two month hipversary tomorrow!
    And things are going forward...

    Hope your Sunday is sweet:angel:
     
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    Two months tomorrow since surgery and that experience now seems far in the past. I expended considerable energy on anxiety, dread, and pain presurgery. Now I seem to be expending considerable energy trying to get back to normal! After being out and about all day yesterday and water walking today, and doing a few other things, I am tired. Of course, I feel I should be able to do more. Some days are good, some days, not so much.
     
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    That sounds like my recovery...and many others.
    Energy drain post op is a real issue AND there's only so much you can DO to hurry things up.
    Hard not to get down with those post op blues too.
    Keep the faith, Gypsy.
    It isn't a straight up journey unfortunately:umm:
     
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    Mojo needs to post that Recovery scribble she posts here and there, on your thread, so you can go
    back and look at it on the days you're feeling stalled out. I'm sure you've had enough of them to realize they're fleeting, but nonetheless frustrating. I think your doing great.

    Your body is doing just as it should, slowly healing from a major surgery that was only 8 weeks ago. It's very early into your recovery in the whole scheme of life. Give in to the fatigue when it happens and sleep, or at least rest. Give into the signals your body is sending and let it do its thing.

    I hope you're day is peaceful and your week all you want it to be!
    @Gypsy
     
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    My recovery followed that line except for the fear left upper squiggle.
    :eyebrows:
     
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    That recovery scribble is spot on! Sometimes it even describes what is happening within the same day.

    This was my first week back at work. (Nothing physical, I have an office job). I mostly telework (as does most of the staff in my department) but have an hour and a half commute when I go in once a week. Because of computer problems (don't know why, my laptop had been resting peacefully since the day before my surgery) I had to go in another day this week. I've been on leave for 8 weeks and hardly anyone knew I had been out! Maybe that's a drawback of teleworking? Out of sight, out of mind?

    Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.
     
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    Gypsy. It does ebb and flow.
    Seems like some things get better so quickly them a new tug, pull, aggravation somewhere.
    I guess all in adjustment to the new hardware.:shrug:
     
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    We visted our daughter in her 3rd-floor condo today for the first time since before surgery. Also did more walking than usual today. We had a busy day and I am tired but today felt more like a straight line than a sqiggle.:)
     
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