Everything tightens up at night, for sure. Takes a bit of walking and stretching to fire up those still healing muscles and tendons...and squatting with things tight...can be difficult.When I get up in the morning, I can hardly bend my legs enough to sit on the loo.
Really difficult at that time of day.
Also when I'm really cold, same thing.
I knelt on the floor to feed our cat and totally struggled to stand up as my hips had gone all stiff again so I nearly lost my balance.
I was the same way before my hip fracture. I was very fit. Training to run another marathon, actually. Then the accident happened. I could barely do anything for myself and people around me seemed to expect me to be excited about being able to bathe and dress myself. Yeah... no!I was a right fit bird for any age. I used to gym it several times a week and could run faster than any of my grandchildren, even the ones in their 20s.
Gosh - I thought the NHS gave everyone new toilet seats - mine came in an unopened box. And I am not sure I would have wanted a used one! I still have my sticks as well. No one asked for anything back. There was a recent story about the NHS not reusing crutches etc and the resulting costs.I abandoned the raised equipment which has now been sent back. You can only have it for a few weeks