- Apr 2, 2019
- United States
Remember, no two hip recoveries are the same, even on the same person. So, you may need to take meds a little longer this time.
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All good advice for Thanksgiving day, travel with ice packs and pillow. I hope I'm up to it. I am buying a half turkey breast with veggies/potatoes etc tomorrow just in case we can't go and we have to cook ourselves.
I think you'll be just fine at your relatives, and the fun and laughter will be a boost to you emotionally. Just take it easy, and I'm sure you'll do well. I hope you have the food that you bought as a nice meal after visiting with family.
Now I'm wondering about the toilet situation as I have a raised toilet thing at home. I'll have to try without it before Thursday.
I wouldn't worry about the toilet too much as there will be people there to assist you if you need help.
Between hip #1 and now #2 , it's been almost a year of limitations.
Believe me, I hear you about the "year of limitations." I feel that I've lost precious time too. I'm joining you soon as a "double hippie!"
Be well and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
@Elf1 - Actually, I've been a little worried lately about my upcoming 2nd hip replacement as the OS indeed told me it might be different in terms of pain. When I had my hip MRI right before my diagnosis the tech said "You must have a high tolerance for pain." Needless to say, that wasn't very comforting, but after the IV was removed after surgery the following day, I never had to take anything stronger that Tylenol for two weeks after surgery.Remember, no two hip recoveries are the same, even on the same person. So, you may need to take meds a little longer this time.
Of couse this will not be your life...many of us feel very anxious about our outcomes but I found my 2 new hips, once recovered, have inspired me to be more active and more fit.Now, I feel like this is going to be the rest of my life, one health problem after another and not having things the way I was then
You are allowed a pity party...i had a few, just dont get stuck in it.I want to be one of those happy -go-lucky recoverers who always positive but that's just not me right now I'm sorry to say.
Please do...we often fake it until we make it.I think today I will try walking around the house more and sitting up more. Maybe that will make me feel better.
Read the Activity Progression for THR (below) if you haven't already. I referenced and followed it loosely in the first couple months. It's meant as a rough gauge, but following it should keep you in the safety zone, as opposed to the ODIC.I'm not comfortable sitting at all for anything for than 10 minutes. I'm in an awkward position when I sit as well. I try to get up every 1-2 hours and walk down the hall a few times but worry that I am too sedentary.
A "controlled" trauma occurred. Flesh sliced, soft tissue disturbed, bone sawed and reamed out, metal prosthetic pounded into place. Hate to be graphic, but it often puts it in perspective. I'd say it's normal that you're going to hurt for awhile. I'd ice as often as is tolerable. It helps with pain and swelling.That whole area is sore and uncomfortable and the nurse said it's normal for the second week. Any thoughts?