This is a lot for one or two days post op, especially for a bilateral. I didn’t muster up the strength to shower, (well there was a little anxiety involved too) until several days post op. I think Eman is right, you may have taken a wrong turn and landed in the ODIC (Over Did It Club) Hopefully a day of rest and some gentle bed exercises will have you feeling better in the morning. Hugs and best wishes for a quiet peaceful Saturday!Showered and dressed by myself so far pain has been manageable.
I hope i can have the same results as you and go home as soon as possibleHi Mac. I am exactly your age ( but will be turning the Medicare age this Friday!) and I will be 6 weeks postop from bilateral hip replacements tomorrow.
I was given the option to spend the night, but feeling wonderful after surgery, I was sent home 3 hours after getting into the recovery room!
No OS would do, or recommend, a bilateral surgery on anyone they didn’t feel was an excellent candidate for it. My OS said I needed both done, both hips had a similar wear pattern, I was young enough, strong, and healthy enough for the surgery. Also no comorbidities.
I also don’t think it’s done all that often, judging by the reaction from my PCP, the hospital staff and anesthesiologist!
I am super glad to have had both done at once because I wouldn’t want to do this twice! I had no problem recovering both hips at once. I have been doing pre-hab PT hip strengthening exercises for 7 years so had strong enough quads to do it.