- Mar 8, 2013
- Central Virginia
- United States
Hi @SweetV i did this from the git-go with both hips. We were calling it "that 'hitch' when you first get up from the chair". Also, it hurt if I took off immediately! I began standing and balancing/centering my weight, letting it settle into the op hip, and then stepping out with the good leg first, paying attention to gait for several steps. And getting out of a car was quite an adventure. We drove 600 miles to vacation about 3.5 months after the first hip, stopping every two hours to walk for half an hour. I wished for good ice packs-- the ice they give you for soda just doesn't do the trick......I also notice that I walk with the same limp that I had before surgery when getting up. (but only for the first few steps) I am trying to determine if that is in my head or if I actually need to walk like that. It's very odd that it started doing that lately. (or is it?....
Sorry you have to do the other hip so soon, but!, then they'll both be good sooner! I had to wait a year longer than I wanted for #2 due to unforeseen situations that popped up right before each of the first two scheduled dates, and that was a bad year! I'm glad you'll be done this summer! Summer is a great time for recovery in my estimation!