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[THR] Not sure if this is normal fatigue

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by KathyD, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Layla

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    Hi @KathyD
    I haven't named mine, but you're not the first I've read that has named their prosthetic.
    Interesting choices you made. I hope Helen and Troy bring you many years of happiness without
    ever misbehaving. I see Helen just had her second birthday...so a Belated Happy Birthday to her.
    Hope your week is sunny and bright! :SUNsmile:
     
  2. KathyD

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    Well I survived the Bomb Cyclone here in Colorado. Yesterday I drove my 70 minute commute down to town only to have my office close at 11 am. So I headed home in the worst of it. It took me 3 hours to get home. Fortunately, I have a big 4 wheel drive SUV and have been driving in snowstorms for many years but boy, is it tiring. I am still tired today. But no hip pain from the drive, although I think the big drop in pressure may have made me a little sore.
     
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    Oh, Kathy---that is terrible that you were out in the "cyclone", battling the weather only to have to turn around and go home again. I know you are an experienced commuter, but it must have been hard dealing with the wind and roads. Even when I sit in my recliner too long, my back hurts---can't imagine wrestling that SUV up and down the mountain! :groan:No wonder you are tired. I think I would have gotten home and climbed into a hot bubble bath with a glass or two of wine to recover.:heehee:

    I was reading that the drop of around 30 millibars in barometric pressure over 24 hours was a record---similar to a category 2 hurricane. Crazy. Here in Loveland we didn't get slammed like a bit further north, or further south. And now today, it's a whole different world---Colorado weather. I also was a bit achy, but nothing like I expected. I am finding that the further out I go, the less I seem to be having the pain that I did the first couple of drops back at 2-3 months out of surgery.

    Hope you get rested up this weekend!
     
  4. KathyD

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    The weather has been beautiful lately - spring weather is very changeable in Colorado. Yesterday I walked both dogs to the dog park, about 1/2 mile away, stayed there for about 10 minutes and then walked home. I managed to not get the leashes tangled and the roads were muddy, not icy, so I did pretty good. A little bit sore today, only with movement, so I am encouraged. I am considering a 5k walk for charity the middle of May.
     
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    That kind of pressure drop can definitely make you sore. I was actually just reading about that. They said it’s because of bone remodeling being sensitive to the change, like a fracture is. Supposed to go away in the first couple of years.
     
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    Thanks, Tollertwins, that is good news. I see that you just had your second hip replacement. I hope you are past that first week from "heck".
     

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