SENIOR FORUM ADVISOR
Senior Forum Advisor
- Jun 26, 2017
- United States
Hi Diane,Hi @Diane60,
I read your last post, I can certainly understand your feelings, especially since this has been such a difficult experience with all that you have been through with multiple dislocations and surgeries.
Your situation is unique. We all are individuals. So, my experience might not be useful to you, but I did find reading how others approached their recoveries helpful to me and still do. I struggle with uncertainty. When I was a couple of months out from surgery, while I was glad for those members who wrote about how over time (months) they definitely improved and recovered, I wondered and worried a lot if this would apply to me, would I get better?
To deal with frustration and uncertainty and pain, I lean on my faith and I sought professional advice from highly trained medical experts.
I am now at 7 months from my right hip replacement. My gratitude is immense. I still worry. My pelvis still sometimes tilts. I just saw my OS, for many many months my LLD was around 3/4 to one inch. It is now 3 mm.
Completely agree with Layla here. You've said it yourself, your hip isn't strong enough yet for you to be walking without assistance (understandably so), and that should be obvious to a good PT. Hope you're able to find one who you're happy with and fully understands what your hip has been through.Please don’t question your recovery timeline. You’ve been through a lot and it‘s only just a little over four months since your last surgery. Hang in there and look forward to feeling stronger and steadier as you continue healing.