Don't compare your recovery to any other recovery. Every joint replacement is different - even on the same patient.My bro in law just had anterior THR last week and he’s up walking w/out sticks within one week!
Of course it is!Is it ok to keep using sticks for a while I feel like a bit of a fraud.
Thanks @Hippie Chick ive had a good resting day got to get up and make tea but my oldest brought me a cup of tea just now. He missed all of secondary school and youngest missed 3 years but they’ve both now into 16+ and 14+ colleges for next stage. Early days and lots of anxiety but hopefully getting there after years of despair. It has been exceptionally hard. Putting myself first now, think I just slipped back into old habit last few days of doing too much and taking on everyone’s worries and upset. Today has been a good reminder not to do that! Thanks for listening and encouraging xxHang in there! You are the expert on your recovery- if you feel you need to use sticks a bit longer then do so. Using them is much smarter than a potential setback not using them. In the last couple of years I was diagnosed with a food allergy- I am a single mom, everyone in the house eats according to my dietary needs (no mammal meat). As my son neared university age, I let him take on more responsibility. He is now at uni and doing well. Start recognizing your needs are valid too as your nest is preparing to become empty. You are still recovering, be kind to yourself.
It's so easy to fall into this mode. We all want to be a hero and make sure everyone is happy. Then we forget the our happiness and comfort is just as important. I'm glad you are putting yourself first. Everyone will benefit!Putting myself first now, think I just slipped back into old habit last few days of doing too much and taking on everyone’s worries and upset.