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[THR] My Story

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by yoop, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. yoop

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    Things have calmed down, seems I was overdoing it. It is hard to sit around with so many things to do here at home and at work. Obviously my body told me rather quick I was working too hard. I'm back to one crutch, and trying not to move around too much without it. We're having a heck of a winter so it is hard with so much snow to move.
     
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    glad you're feeling a bit better. Are you a one man snow shifting business or can you delegate some of the work? If you push yourself too hard at the beginning then you may take longer to heal. It is hard to strike a balance especially as we are used to just doing instead of recovering. Hope you get meds and work sorted. Best of luck for a good recovery
     
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    I've dialed it back. I still need to get out to the truck, get in, and then I'm good. I've been doing maybe an hour a day plowing snow. Just feel guilty having someone else take care of everything.
     
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    @yoop so glad you're not doing so much. Don't feel guilty this is your time to get really fit and well and that means looking after your new hip. You will soon be back to doing everything you want it just takes a bit of patience and a back seat for a while. It's hard - we all feel that way. Keep smiling you'll get there.
     
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    Thanks Cas, so nice to have people who can make us all feel better.
     
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    Well it's 6 weeks and 3 days for me. Had my 5 week check up last week with xrays and saw the Surgeon. Xrays looked great and the visit gave me the confidence to shed my crutches. I am getting around just fine without any help. The hip feels great although there is some muscular soreness that I would think is to be expected.

    I actually shot a few baskets yesterday at my daughters practice. Still hard bending down to pick something up, but as I get stronger I would imagine I will be able to stretch a little more. Pretty much off the pain meds, I will take one if I get super sore. Now I just have to strengthen it up. Doc said I could probably do some Cross Country skiing by the end of Feb. I'm thinking about getting out on my snowshoes for a small walk.

    Overall it was a long haul, but actually a short time that seemed so much longer. Hang in there everyone, and a big thanks to everyone here who gave me advice and other help.

    Now on to my other hip.....:)
     
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    Congratulations on getting off the crutches and progressing to more activities. Just remember to go slow and listen to your body so you do not overdo and cause pain. The excitement of being able to do more can lead us astray. Enjoy the snow shoes.
     
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    @ yoop hi again so glad you are progressing well. Just remember to pace yourself. It's not a race ! LOL ! I am 3 months post op and although I'm older than you I am happy that I can walk 2 miles one day then rest and walk 2 miles the next. So be kind to yourself, listen to your body - it will tell you when it's ok to do stuff. Happy healing - you are doing so well!!!!
     
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    Just thought I would check back in. I'm at 9 weeks on Monday and my left hip feels so much better that it is almost unbelievable. I have been x country skiing twice with no setbacks. My right hip is much worse than the surgical hip at this point. I would have never thought I would be saying this at 9 weeks, but it worked out good so far. Haven't had any pain medication in a couple weeks and have been walking without aid since Jan 17th.

    Thanks to everyone who helped me through those first few weeks of pain and uneasiness. I will try to do the same to the new hippys from time to time. God Bless all.
     
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    @yoop that's wonderful!:loveshwr: Must be amazing to get back on those skies. Hope all goes great guns from now on. Cheers Carol:cheers:
     
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    When you think you will be able to golf, glad things are better.
     
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    Not sure. Been taking a few swings here and there, but not anything too aggressive. Still quite a bit of snow here.
     
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    I've started walking daily and gave up the skiing when I started experiencing some pain at the top of my hamstring area when I stand up from bending or stand up from a seated position. Right in the back under my butt cheek and the inside back of the groin area.

    I called my OS and they said it was probably the hamstring itself and it didn't sound like it was anything gone wrong in the joint. I have zero pain walking, unless I bend over, then on the way back up I feel almost like a pull on the hip itself.

    Other than that, I'm coming along fine at 3 months now. I have no doubt my other hip is going to need to be done. It hurts when I walk and the surgical hip does not.

    Anyone that has had the same hamstring symptoms?
     
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    Congrats on what sounds like a great recovery, yoop. I'm at week 10 on my RTHR and it's doing ok, but not quite where you were at week ten. I'm thinking having my second hip done two weeks ago. Or it could be because I'm a couple years older than you, lol. You just never know how these things will work out. But, both hips seem to be coming along, so I'm looking forward to the time (fall, maybe?) when I can play golf without pain and perhaps actually finish a swing, lol.

    Best of luck on your new hip and don't wait too long on the other if it needs it.
     
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    My hamstrings were majorly tight post LTHR. I started doing very gentle hamstring stretches just a few weeks post op and have been doing the seated stretches several times per day since.
     

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