Welcome to recovery, @heathersmom.
I'm glad things are going well.
Here are the BoneSmart recovery guidelines: Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.
While members may create as many threads as they like in the majority of BoneSmart’s forums, we ask that each member have only One Recovery Thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review the member’s history before providing advice, so please post any updates or questions you have right here in this thread.
Congratulations on your shiny new hip. I hope you are getting great pain control and you have a smooth recovery. Remember to ice and even in the car going home especially if you have any distance to drive.
Hopefully you’re resting comfortably at home and your pain is well managed.
Ice as often as you can tolerate, it’s great for pain and swelling.
Happy healing as you begin the journey!
Happy One Month Anniversary!
Hoping you’ve had a good month since your surgery and you’re enjoying progress.
We‘d love to hear from you as time allows. Wishing you all the best as you continue to heal and pass milestones.
A wonderful week to you!