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My incision was very tender for a lonnnnng while...well into 3+ months! It drove me crazy even with seams of soft underwear from day 1. I ended up getting some stretchy 'boy style' panties off Amazon in addition to my old very high leg ones. I lived in loose shorts and stretchy legging things all summer. Stiff jean seams were unthinkable! It finally subsided but I still don't like undue pressure on my scar, like when lying on a hard surface. Part of it is I've got a divot where there should be more glute muscles, need to get those stronger. I even take a sheepskin pelt to my Pilates sessions to add onto the mat if I have to lay on op side for very long. Just part of the recovery long game.pain all along incision the last several days. Really hurts when I wake up, but also putting on clothes, any contact really.
When I had my arthroscope I was non-weight bearing for 6 weeks. My husband had to literally lift me in and out of the bath. Yes, very humbling. He was so thankful with the THR that I could stand on my own making his life a lot easier.
@Fit4Family after my TKR I looked on Craig's List and found someone selling a recumbent stationary bike for $50. I have found it well worth the small investment, I wasn't willing to buy one new because I know myself well enough to know that I won't use after I feel I'm fully rehabed. At that point I'll probably sell it myself rather than let it become a clothes hanger.Wish I had a stationary bike here. Really helped lubricate my hip.
I used one crutch well into 3 months, so don't feel bad, my friend. I agonized I was 'slow' but really needed it so as not to limp. You'll ditch it when your hip says it's ready....am also relieved that you used your cane until 8 weeks. Doesn’t seem like it’s going for me any time soon,