BoneSmart® Hip / Knee Replacement Forum
Joint Replacement Patient Advocacy
and Online Community

[THR] My recovery thread.

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by allena, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Hello this is my first post on the recovery tbread.i am feeling better today.i am not quite so wobbly as yesterday.My iv was removed today. So happy.I'll be starting my physical therapy today.i am hoping that i will be released from the hospital tomorrow. I miss my cats and my own bed.i will enjoy being able to sleep without all the interruptions!I don't like being woke up when I am sleeping well.grrr
     
  2. SwampHiker

    SwampHiker graduate

    Member Since:
    Sep 28, 2018
    Age:
    38
    Messages:
    744
    Gender:
    Female
    Country:
    United States United States
    I am so happy to hear that you are noticing improvement! I missed my kitties too and I was only in the hospital for 1 night, I understand. You will really enjoy sleeping at home again soon. Hope your day is a great one!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  3. Izabel

    Izabel member

    Member Since:
    Apr 1, 2015
    Age:
    70
    Messages:
    163
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    South
    Country:
    Portugal Portugal
    So pleased you are in recovery. I missed my cats dreadfully but I was incarcerated, sorry, in hospital for 15 days ... but I did have sea and palm tree views!

    Other than the short (almost non-existent) stays in hospital there and in the UK, I find the waking patients for medication in the wee hours disturbing. I have had three major surgeries here and my husband one (at three different hospitals) and at all of them medication stops at 11pm and commences at 6am without trauma.

    I wish you well in your recovery.
    :kittykiss:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Layla

    Layla FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    11,249
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    United States United States
    Good Morning :hi:
    Hospitals are not the best places for sleep with the unwelcomed interruptions.
    Hopefully you can get some naps in today between PT and more nurse's visits.
    You'll sleep more soundly once you're home. I hope they're providing you with ice :ice:
    Best wishes for a good day!
    @allena
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  5. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Not really.i usually can't sleep in the day time.thank goodness they serve coffee!
    They have been letting me use a big ice pack.it really helps.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Layla

    Layla FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    11,249
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    United States United States
    You may be surprised, or not?
    I'm not a napper either, never have been and THR didn't change that for me.
    However, I slept really well at night. I'd sleep soundly for 3-4 hrs, then wake to use the bathroom, then back asleep for another 3-4 hrs. I felt well rested but did tire easily with too much activity for a time.
    Keep that ice coming, it truly helps the pain and swelling. I hope you have extras at home so you always have one available.
    @allena
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    I have two cold pack things for a lunch bag.that should do the trick.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Ginny12

    Ginny12 member

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Age:
    56
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Female
    Country:
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    @allena,

    Welcome to the other side!

    It's amazing isn't it that all our pre op worries seem surreal now? I am 3 weeks today and i would never have believed how much my life has improved already. You got thru this and i think that you should be very proud of yourself.
    x
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  9. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Thanks. Agnes hung on for dear life.i am.even though I cried during the presurgery stuff.i was not very dignified to put it mildly.
     
  10. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    A gift from a friend.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  11. Layla

    Layla FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    11,249
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    United States United States
    African Violet....So pretty, allena.
    You are loved!

    I'll bet many of us shed a tear or became misty eyed during prep. I know I did. It was a scary time. Agnes did not win out. She taunted you but gets a big fat F....for FAILURE! You pushed through it all and lived to post about it, as we told you, you would.
    Onward and Upward....you've got this!
    @allena
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Yep.yes I am.i love flowers.
     
  13. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    @SwampHiker .thankfully so.i guess sleep is a optional thing?grrr
     
  14. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Me too. I'm sorry you were in the hospital so long .that sucks.
     
  15. sequin98

    sequin98 graduate

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Age:
    44
    Messages:
    620
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    AB Canada
    Country:
    Canada Canada
    Congrats it is all over!
    Your purramedics miss you too!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    Yes.i don't doubt they do.they were clingy this weekend.i think they knew I was going away for awhile.poor kitties.
     
  17. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    I climbed steps today. Yeah.i was abit slow,but I managed to do it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. sharonslp

    sharonslp FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

    Member Since:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Age:
    71
    Messages:
    3,400
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Middle of the Mitten
    Country:
    United States United States
    Allena, looks like you didn't get your reading material yet. Here's some great information to help you get through recovery.
    Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
    BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this Activity progression for THRs

    Pain management and the pain chart
    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of THR recovery

    Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
    Energy drain for THRs
    Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Alitm

    Alitm post-grad

    Member Since:
    May 6, 2018
    Age:
    58
    Messages:
    1,205
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Country:
    Canada Canada
    Hi @allena, welcome to the healing side!! Well done on the stairs! Sounds like you are making good progress and will be home soon with your kitties! We worry about our furry children when we are gone! They'll be so pleased to have you back with them. Hope you can get some sleep and are heading home soon.
    :flwrysmile:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  20. allena

    allena graduate
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Country:
    United States United States
    The physical therapist was impressed. I will get some,but alas it will be broken sleep .sigh.i will just have to tough it out one more night.I should be released tomorrow afternoon. I'll start out patient physical therapy on Thursday. I want to get as close to normal as is possible as quick as possible
     

Share This Page

Sponsors
Close X