At center 5:30 am , in surgery by 7:30 in recovery at 9:00 . Home at 1:30 !! A brand new titanium and ceramic posterior surgery. Walking every hour once around the family room . Ankle pumps etc . Hurts a bit just Tylenol and Mobic. )) Merry Xmas all
It's going to hurt more.
It's going to hurt more. During surgery they bathed the inside with a local anesthetic plus epinephrine (or something similar). So expect day 3 to be a lot more painful. Sorry.
Have your narcotic handy. Read stuff. It's not just you. You will get through it.
At center 5:30 am , in surgery by 7:30 in recovery at 9:00 . Home at 1:30 !!
You sound like you are doing well....My LTHR was three weeks ago tomorrow (Dec. 1, 2021).
I was told to not take NSAIDs such as Mobic/ibuprofen or naproxin . I think that is because inflammation is part of the healing process. Reread your instructions, but I know different surgeons give different instructions.By the way it seems the Mobic did zip after 10 hours . I’m going to Motrin later with the Tylenol. And a 5mg Oxy if needed .
The first 2 weeks suck, no way to sugar coat it and any thing else would be a lie. Ice and rest are the best things for your new hip. I learned with my first there was no cash back bonus or any award for trying to be the first person off of pain relief after a THR. All it gets you is pain and no gain.
The first 2 weeks suck, no way to sugar coat it and any thing else would be a lie.