Hey I'm at the other side now I'm on day 3 post op. Currently laid up in bed with an ice pack on my groin the medication from hospital as warn off and I'm feeling it . I've also got a toilet frame thank you very much I can't wait to be pain free
This is different for everyone. My suggestion is stop the exercises. They aren't really needed this early out. Just walks around the house at regular intervals throughout the day. Focus on ice and elevating. And most important - rest! Log leg (as we call it) will ease with time. A belt from a dressing gown or a dog lead is a great leg lifter.Any ideas when my leg will stop feeling so heavy and when the pain starts to go.
It is! My surgeon told me that my only job for the first couple of weeks post-op was to rest and recover -- which is what I did.it just feels too much at the moment
Wow thank you so much for this yes I can manage going for a pee and getting a drink just them standing exercises kill me. I'm definitely going to wait till I'm stronger for them ones then it makes me feel so much better reading how other people got on. Such a peace of mind thank you. I thought I wasn't doing enough and it would affect my hip after but your plans sounds perfect for me! Really appreciate it xHi there! I am just ahead of you! June 22nd! My surgeon and his PT were very clear at my pre-op that my job was to rest the first two weeks. I was told to get up and use the restroom or get a drink of water. My only PT exercises were bed exercises for circulation, and the PT told me if any of them caused me pain or discomfort, not to do them. I mostly did ankle pumps, abdominal bracing, and glute sets. There were a couple gentle quad ones that some days I said no way and other days I could do. I was to use the walker for 2 weeks no matter how I felt. I was bored out of my mind. Haha.
My leg felt really heavy those first two weeks and started to improve the past few days after I switched to a cane and started moving more. That's just my experience. From reading these threads, it's really amazing to see how different all the journeys are.
Hey yes the leg pumps and things I can manage the sent me home with paracetamol they barely even help a headache. But luck enough I managed to speak to my gp yesterday and she got me some oral morphine sent out the same day. And the improvement is huge I feel so much better today I've noticed I'm more mobile. Still sticking to the bed excersise for a couple of days. Starting to get swelling too but I do feel much better. Thank you
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I woke today feeling really positive then went to my first physio appointment they gave me loads of new excersises and I had to try them there one been squats. All hurt me so much I'm now in absolute agony is this normal I can't walk struggling to get in and out of bed