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[THR] Hopefully Hippy Recovery

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by SurreyGirl, Jul 25, 2018.

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    Ha, ha, @bickypeg, loved that comment about how naked people in real life look far different than they do in real life! I'm not a fan of communal changing rooms but that's what they have at my gym and I've gotten used to it. I am a little self-conscious about my scar, but I've managed to hold a bath towel in my teeth as I'm pulling off my pants and then whipping the towel around me quickly as they slip down. It's worked so far, although the scar is probably the least of my body worries! But I've seen that even the most gorgeous of girls have a bit of cellulite and somehow it's reassuring to me to see women of all shapes and sizes, and really nobody cares what we look like, I'm guessing. @SurreyGirl, I think it's sometimes okay to pay for something like a nice gym if it actually works for you, and you'll use it. My gym isn't inexpensive, but knowing how much I'm paying monthly is a bit of an incentive for me to actually go and that's worth it to me. Of course, if you can get your husband to pay for it, all the better!
     
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    Hi @SurreyGirl - I haven't been on Bsmart for quite awhile but got a message alert today for one of my hippy pals here so thought I'd check everyone out!

    It sounds like you've been quite busy and making changes. I also find being in the car for a long time can create some stiffness. At 9 months, I'm quite pleased about my progress but still have that scar tissue/nerve tenderness. My OS said to give everything a year!

    Take care hippy pal!
     
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    Thanks luvsibes and great to hear from you. I am going to try a “Poolates” session tonight. No idea what I am in for!
     
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    Have fun, SurreyGirl.
    I hope you find it relaxing and comforting and sleep like a baby tonight :yawn: :sleep:
    A great week to you!
    @SurreyGirl
     
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    Poolates sounds like fun. Enjoy
     
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    Pilates in the pool! I just googled it...it looks much like the classes I attended for 3 years trying to avoid surgery. I truly believe the pool work (warm pool is best) is what helped me sail through my rehab. I was lucky to find my outpatient rehab at a warm water salt water pool PT site! Being a yoga girl, I turned each session into a pool yoga by doing my stretches long and slow (I avoided the pool aerobics!). I love pilates too so I hope this is a great class and approach for you. As much as I loved those mermaid years, I'm back on the mat for yoga and looking forward to other exercise modalities now. Dr. Klapper ("Heal Your Hips" book) and my OS highly recommends water workouts! I hope you enjoy this class and find it helps gently increase ROM and strength!
     
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    Now I'm really laughing. I didn't know it was actually a thing.
    I was giving you credit for coining the phrase as a joke, SG :rotfl:
    @SurreyGirl
     
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    @SurreyGirl - hope Poolates went well. If it did I would commend Pilates and BarreConcept for hips if they run classes at your club. Much more fun than PT exercises. And most instructors are very good with people recovering from injury or surgery.
     
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    Can’t wait to hear.
     
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    @Layla, I'm glad you're laughing as well ... OMG, I feel like a kid in elementary school who's caught the giggles after hearing a funny word ... Poolates ... What a name ... OMG! Love it ... About to google that term for around my way.
     
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    I will type up Re the “Poolates” session later. It was certainly challenging and surprisingly tiring. Unfortunately I now have a filthy cold so off work for the first time since early October when recovering g from the hip op.

    @Debru4 yes the holiday weather really helped and I felt so different. Now back on the Leki, 2 hour commute, deskbound and very stiff. I do try to walk at lunchtimes and to keep working at stairs etc but not easy. The stiffness is a real issue. I set the alarm clock 10 minutes early and stretch and do knee exercises in bed. I also stay under the shower sitting for 10 minutes to warm up the muscles.. I had the Posterior approach and am overweight so the recovery is taking a long time imho but the holiday gave me hope as to what I can achieve. Maybe I need to move somewhere warmer...

    Weather actually springlike today and listening to the birds from bed!
     
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    I was totally off base on the Poolates

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    Hope your cold gets better soon.
     
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    Better move quick before Brexit:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: and as many more as the internet allows. Everything will be more difficult afterwards to achieve residency and things like driving licences.
     
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    Well judging by the news Brexit may get delayed!
     
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    Hello :wave:
    I hope you're able to get lots of rest today and feel better soon, SG. :mcoffee: :yawn: :sleep:
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    Thanks. I look like the bear! But currently feel like his Grandmother!

    Will type up a Poolates report when I am up to it. It was funny!
     
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    Good morning, @SurreyGirl. It's sunny and cold here in my neck of the woods and, like you, I am feeling stiff and awkward this morning. I think I've really been foolish the last few days as the ache in my operated hip, well, the inner thigh really, is very uncomfortable and painful when I exert myself. I do need to back off, I know. I am sure Pilates might have been tough, but as with all forms of exercise, the key is to do what you can and NOT push yourself. What your comfort level is, only you know--but do start out slowly. I find Pilates to be an excellent way to strengthen your core, but there are lots of exercises that are done in class that I simply can't do and refuse to attempt. Sorry to hear about the wretched cold--that must color everything. If you're home today I hope you're curled up with a blanket and heating pad, and drinking lots of fluids. Feel better soon.
     
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    In a hot bath and feeling a bit better. But hip really achy. But might give pool Pilates another try if not too sore next week. In the meantime will keep up the swimming.
     
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    Pre hip op I tried Aquarobics at the gym twice. The women in the class were older and fitter than me. One told me the instructor does what she does on the side and they do what they like! I found many of the movements very difficult and painful then and afterwards. I found it quite boring as well. To be honest if 20 minutes walking in the pool leaves me with sore and stiff muscles then that is enough for me. If it was a physio led hydrotherapy session designed to suit me then I would take part. But that seems very difficult to find. The hospital physio just suggested I did the normal exercises in water. There is much more available from specialists but then you have to find them.

    I believe there is a new Pantomime - free admission - playing near to us. Stars are ThM and JeC. I'm not sure how popular it is and how long it will run. Its called BREXIT, have you heard of it?

    Couldn't resist.:giggle:
     
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