- Aug 9, 2015
- United States
Well, I had my surgery on Thursday, February 4, 2021. I left the hospital the next day. Everything is going well. I remembered how difficult it was to sleep in my bed once the pain set in, so I decided to use the recliner. I purchased one of those lifting recliners when I had my first hip replacement five years ago. That chair has been a life saver. I'm sure it will come in handy when I get the knees done in a year or two. I'm currently using a cane and seem to be managing the pain with Tylenol. I have taken a Tramadol at night to help me sleep. It is funny how things have changed in just five years with pain killers. When I had my first hip replacement five years ago the surgeon gave me 90 Oxycontin. I ended up using three. When I left the hospital on Friday they gave me 16 Tramadol. I think it is a good thing that they are tightening up on the pain meds. So far so good . I already had my first at home physical therapy session and have three more before I start outpatient therapy. I was able to teach my classes virtually today, so I will not miss any work, The last time, I missed three months. I"m continuing to Ice and rest.