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[THR] Seeing the Light!

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by lovesstars, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. NanaKP

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    Reading how well you are doing @lovesstars sure makes me smile. We are finally getting some snow here in metro Denver. True to my word, I have not left the house. I had told my Boss (aka my husband) that I will NOT be pushing my luck this winter whatsoever. I was so excited to lace up my brand spankin' new running shoes that came yesterday so I have been on my treadmill for 15 minutes so far (walking slowly). I'm still not upping the time or the speed, just letting my body go slow and continue healing.

    Reading @EL11 about your handyman, friend falling makes me glad we haven't had icy conditions too much. OUCH! I am still icing at least once a day, usually when I get home from work (or off of the treadmill). I do take an ice pack to bed some nights because it seems to help me go to sleep. Not sure if that is habit or comfort at having the weight across my hips(?). Glad you are still on the healing side without a setback from your own fall.

    Happy NEW YEAR to all.
     
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  2. lovesstars

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    @NanaKP I think that is so very wise! Now that I know what I know (I know....) about ice, I think you should.
    Is it difficult to lace up the shoes? Is your boss/husband amenable to letting you work on the business from home?

    And going slow on the treadmill?? Absolutely yes.
     
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    This is all so valuable! I just wrote on my thread how frustrated I was that progress seems to have stalled in the last week - you remind me the newest hip is just that, new. The other one is 4+ months olds and doing great, I need to remember to take care of that one as well.
    Regarding carrying things - if my packback is loaded enough, it definitely weighs down the hip, quads, knee - not good. I learn everyday!
     
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    Happy New Year @lovesstars!!

    Your post about the icing (physio's comment) so helpful, thanks for posting. SO glad things are going well for you! You are an inspiration to all healing hippies :SUNsmile:
     
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    So...I am 5 months tomorrow. I am having stinging in my incision, achiness in my glutes BILATERALLY and achiness also in my inguinal groove and radiating into groin also BILATERALLY. Why oh why?????? My legs ache to walk and feel weak. IS IT THE SUPER COLD WEATHER?! Have I somehow backtracked? No, I didn’t do any crazy bits of exercise....everything just feels more difficult. Advice?

    And remember — I only had a unilateral THR. What is happening?
     
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    Hi @lovesstars
    Happy Five Month Anniversary....except it doesn't sound so happy.
    I'm sorry you're struggling with pain and discomfort. Let's have @Josephine weigh in as she'd
    be best suited to address your concerns. I've tagged her for you so please check back in case she has questions.
    Wishing you comfort, hope it resolves soon.
     
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    These are some of the things I was still experiencing at five months as I was back to life and work earlier than probably optimum.

    Of course, the bilaterally...I took for granted but Jo may have thoughts there. Have you contacted OS? I saw mine at 6 months, maybe they can see you a bit earlier as you are struggling?
    Maybe a spine issue?
    I don't know what your normal daily activity is, and I did no crazy bits of exercise and dropped PT except some gait training and stretching that I took up at about 3 months for a short time.
    Lots of normal activities and not so Crazy exercise can be too much for recovering hips.
    I'm sorry you are feeling anxious...but honestly at five months out...not uncommon.
    My first winter was uncomfortable..shivering muscles caused aches and tiredness.
    No horrid OA pain though.:)
    I do hope spring comes soon.:flwrysmile:
     
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    Good Morning, lovesstars
    Wondering if you're feeling less tension and discomfort today? I hope so.
    It's definitely bone chilling, body tensing cold out there today and will be all week.
    Real Winter has finally arrived in the Upper Midwest.
    Two degrees as I type with a high of 17F. :rotfl: / :bawl:
    Hope today is a better one for you.
    @lovesstars
     
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    Hi @Layla (and thank you, @Mojo333 !). Yes, significantly below zero (Fahrenheit, for all you Brits out there...I am looking at YOU, @SurreyGirl ) here. (It’s -6 now, at 8:43 am).

    I did just have a bunch of hours in bed (rest) but achy this morning in left groin, in glutes, down my anterior thigh and near incision. I am on my way to the office — EVERYTHING is in slow motion. How am I supposed to get it all done?

    The thing I have learned about pain from all this is that when you have it you (well, I) cannot think as clearly, cannot be as efficient (and I value this in myself). Argh. :gaah:
     
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    Sorry to hear this @lovesstars and hope you get it sorted and see your OS xx

    I was watching the lunar eclipse last night. Amazing
     
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    Ps check your PM!
     
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    “Dancing on the Edge”....
     
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    Probably the weather and the cold!
     
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    So, @Josephine — do I just manage with hot baths and Tylenol?
     
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    Well, you can start by seeing if it works!
     
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    @lovesstars oh bless you I was just reading your thread where you were happy then wham bam you don't sound so good! I am 5 months and I still get pain in BOTH scars!!! They tell me it's muscles getting better so hang onto that idea. If things feel harder to do then don't do them! This whole hip replacement and what we have had to deal with does change you and shrink your world. Get hold of your physio again see what he says? Take care lovey x
     
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