REGISTER for Joint Replacement Awareness Day on May 9th, 2020!
Surgeons, patients, and other medical professionals will talk about topics you've told are important to you. You can ask questions LIVE of the participants. Please "like" and "share" our JRAD notice on your Facebook page too!
Register and learn more in this announcement:
Hurrah for reaching the danger zone of 'looking' normal but not nearly 'being' normal yet! . It can last a good long time, as you know. Glad you recognize this stage and aren't hesitating to keep your support team on point. You're doing SO well this time, F4F, stay diligent and keep on healin'!! You're rockin this now...no setbacks please.At the stage where my family clearly thinks I’m back to normal so I have to ask for help.
A gentle whack across the shin using said cane might be a good reminder. You can THINK about no longer offering help when I can't reach as far to remind you! I bought myself a nice solid hickory cane and must admit I commented a couple of times "don't make me teach you to the tune of a hickory stick."At the stage where my family clearly thinks I’m back to normal so I have to ask for help. Kinda remember this last time. Hello, still using a cane here!! Hoping I get more independent soon, we are all weary of this journey.
I hate to Have to ask too...but unfortunately Mom is deemed invincible and you certainly will have to just stay frustrated with asking...rather than get aggravated and decide to do something yourself.At the stage where my family clearly thinks I’m back to normal so I have to ask for help.
Very happy to hear this:but unfortunately Mom is deemed invincible
Happy that swelling is mostly gone. Not going to miss swelling one bit.
We are all wishing you a speedy recovery @VSlowLife It is within reach.
If you are pretty sure it is new bruising and not darker more noticeable and seemingly new pain, I would call my OS office.new bruising all along back side if incision
Sounds plausibleWondering if it is internal stitches healing causing the new bruising?
I know you figured that might be their response, as did I. I understand you not wanting to make another trip up for "nothing" ...and I don't think it is indicative of infection.They of course want a PA to look at it. I was just there. Will go in if it does not improve