- May 21, 2019
- United Kingdom
Hi I am a 54-year-old female and had left hip replacement on May 8 2019 for treatment of severe arthritis,which was diagnosed four years ago but I tried everything to avoid surgery as I have a young family and am main wage earner - finally I got myself listed in May this year and everything happened within 6 days!! I am listed for hip replacement on my right side in 10 weeks time. I'm on enhanced recovery, stood and walked within 8 hours was discharged on day three walking with crutches taking paracetamol and codeine six hourly. I was performing physio four times a day with up to 10 Repps on heel slides , abduction /adduction , buttock lifts, quads stretch . I walked outside up my street on day 5 and have done a bit further each day ( except yesterday) I mainly stay in bed as I don't have a comfy chair - I do go downstairs x 3 at least each day to socialise and sit for 30/ min periods.I think I stopped pain relief too soon so have re thought the regime . I can't sleep at night mainly because my un operated leg keeps going into spasm Causing me more pain than my operated hip!! If I feel tired I rest. I have been looked after splendidly by my husband and family who have made me food and drinks and kept my spirits up. I removed my dressing and had a shower yesterday (using a sit down stool and grabbers) I Came across this site and have been reading some articles - I'm very impressed by the site and information available.So I Thought I'd join!! Id love to get some feed back and advice and if I can help anyone then I'll try! Many thanks for accepting me .