- Jan 11, 2023
- United States
He must have some exceptional patients. next time ask him how his THR recovery was. 2 mos in you're doing fine. 3 mos is usually the next point where you feel marked improvement and most still aren't 80-90%. I'll never be 100% ever again, the calendar keeps clicking off days.My PA says the pain is normal, and will come and go for the first year. He says at this point most people are at 80-90%. Hmm, I feel more like maybe 70%?
So true! It's definitely a roller coaster ride.One day I think wow - I'm doing great and the next day I feel like I can't do anything like as much as I did a week ago
Oh, thank you! Sometimes it does get lonely on this journey, and it's so good to know that there are others who are on the same path, walking beside youI'm just writing now to say that YOU'RE not on your own and we're all rooting for you!
Good for youStill using a walking stick at 6+ months bet feeling stronger all the time and my app show my limping is reducing.
(For the OP at 8 weeks)Hills are not what your leg wants now!
There is no precise timeline for any of it, only generalizations. Despite what the 5 color brochures and all of the testimonies tell you this is a pretty complex operation much like being hit by a truck inside an operating room. In life you hear about people dislocating fingers and shoulders but you don't hear about someone dislocating their hip. it takes a lot to take us apart and the whole healing recovery process is the healing of the damage done due to dislocation of the joint more so than what they do to our bones. Every one of us and each of our hips are different and recoveries vary. For me the recovery of my left was different in ways then the recovery of my right.(For the OP at 8 weeks)Hills are not what your leg wants now!
This calendar is something I really want to understand. When is it reasonable to expect you can walk hills safely and with minimal pain?
Maybe a better but more useful metric is, when can you expect to go up or down a flight of stairs normally, without aids, rest, or handrail assistance?
I think the range of when this happens is what is useful to know.
It's useful to know if you're way behind, and it's useful to know if you seem really far ahead of schedule.