Hello - welcome to the club . Side sleeping is getting better, I use a body pillow between my legs and prop a bunch of pillows behind me to support my back which is where I was feeling a log of pain. My restrictions were lifted yesterday, but I'm still sleeping with a pillow between my legs. I tried my operated side and experienced some pain (dr says it is because I need to build my muscles back up).@maryland100
Hello I had a posterolateral hip replacement of my left hip on 1/29 too. I live in Northern Va but know most of the OS in Maryland very well and had a left knee replacement 4 years ago by Dr DaLury in Towson MD.
I have the same issue of desperately wanting to sleep on my side. Even with a pillow between my legs after a while my lower back starts hurting.It is interesting that I have less pain lying on my operated side, but want to clear this with my surgeon before sleeping in that position.
I am still sleeping on my back for fear of dislocation in the middle of the night. I keep a small pillow between my legs. My surgeon says my hip restrictions will be lifted 6 weeks after surgery. I see him on March 9 to get instructions. By the way, Dr Evans at Georgetown Univ Hosp in Washington DC did my surgery.
So far I have been doing great and walking with a cane. I also have been driving after getting cleared last week.
Good luck with sleeping! Seems that is everyone’s challenge after surgery,
I can't remember if you noted the approach your surgeon used.. .I had anterior approach and had those exact sensations...rather intense early on, and then lessening of the stinging with the numbness being the last thing to dissipate.I do have this strange pain on the outside of my thigh - feels numb or like bee stings