One month tomorrow from my second hip op and four months since my first. I’m very grateful for the surgery, I already feel the benefits.
Yesterday, I had my second physio session, he doesn’t make me do any exercises while I’m there, he looked at my walking and said to use one crutch indoors, but still use two if walking outside by myself. He said I’m not ready to give up the crutches yet because I’m still limping without anything. I should walk half a mile, four times a week, don’t overdo it and don’t compare myself to anyone else, it’s important to heal first (he’s great, isn’t he).
I must still do the heel slides etc, he said that the most important exercise is clenching you butt muscles.
He told me to get one of those pedal things that you put on the floor when you’re sitting, and to pedal with no resistance for ten minutes a day, not necessarily all at once. He also said that six months to a year is when most improvement will be seen, especially as I have had two hips done in quick succession.
He had replacement hip parts there this time and showed me how the operation was done on a demonstration hip. The ball bit is so much smaller than I’d imagined.
Anyway, all is going well here and I’m grateful for this forum.