- Aug 1, 2020
- United States
At the hospital this last time around my favorite came out "crud butt" when I had to walk and lift my one mega ton heavy leg and it was so, so, so stiff.No, my go to was fu...dge buckets! My one son’s reaction was: “Really, Mom?” But I do like “stitches.”
I did. Makes all the sense in the world! Phew.
I’m sorry that you are going through this at such a young age, and 2 huge surgeries in just a couple of months is major trauma. It is great that you have such a zen approach to this recovery - I think that’s precisely the right mindset. If it helps, I can sit cross-legged at 6 weeks post-op. It isn’t super-comfortable yet on the recent hip (tugs on the still-tender incision), but I can do it and in another 2-3 weeks I think it will be fine. Barring any complications, I think I’ll be able to do pretty much anything. I used to be a runner but don’t plan to return to that; I’ve already traded my treadmill for an elliptical. I am definitely more fall-averse - I can tell I won’t be doing super-steep trails or riding some of the frisky young horses that I love. But even now I’m able to do things that have been out of reach for years. No regrets!THIS!!! This is my ultimate dream. I have never been able to do this in my life, but my surgeon said there's no reason I shouldn't be able to now.
I don't think I'll be there at 6 weeks, but I woke up today feeling like I could take on the world. That's a good sign. With my first hip replacement, that's when I started moving more and feeling better every day. Things just picked up from that one moment when I felt like my leg was ready to go. And this time, it's only been a week. :DYes, all of those hikes and long walks while traveling will soon be yours!
Course it will take longer to get the travel part sorted, thanks to COVID.
At 6 weeks I can easily walk 6 miles per day, though I generally limit things to 4 miles as I’m trying hard not to be patient and not overdo things.