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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Walkinginthesand, Jan 27, 2018.
15,000 steps a day?
Minimum! I did that dancing Saturday night! Now I'm waiting for swing dance to start.
Yes! Ladies, bring it on!!!!! How FUN would.this be!
@SaraK I NEED motivation like you in my life!!
Oh great idea. @SaraK getbthose dance moves ready to teach us.
Ladies..... I need the remedial dance class. I practice my ballerina moves at the kitchen sink. I will again.... I am thinking of using my cane for a tap routine. How about a chorus line? We will have a goal
The only ability that matters is the ability to let go and have fun. Your moves are the right moves if you're expressing yourself. No lessons, remedial or otherwise, are necessary. A Hippie chorus line does sound the ticket, though!
Good to know. I am not the agile handler running a dog. The fog must be agile and able to read numbers.
How's my favorite KC Hippie sister? How is the recovery going? Did you make the trip to your MIL's and, if so, how did it go? What's the verdict on Junkapalooza? Inquiring minds want to know!
Yep, fill us in @Walkinginthesand
Hope you're doing well!
All is well @SaraK and @Layla! Strange recovery I THINK comes with strange weather! Some days super then other days a deep ache way down deep. Today, again, rainy and cold thus bum is aching. Hot bath felt great the other night.
We did not end up going to see MIL. Tim’s brother, Bob, ended up in the hospital with suspicious heart issues and his wife asked if we’d wait to come in case Bob needed surgery. If that was the case, we would have stayed MUCH longer. Bob was cleared, whew! So we will go down to Tulsa soon.
JUNKSTOCK is a go! We will leave after the girls get off work on Friday, 6th, and shop Saturday. I do hope the weather warms up and rains subside. I will be MUCH more comfortable if it’s warm.
If I get chilled, my leg seems to hurt. Normal???
Hope everyone is doing great!!
Yep, that's normal. I assume that when you're cold, you contract muscles and that's what you feel, but don't know for sure.
I'm glad your BIL is doing better and that Junkstock is a go!
I just want spring to come and it get warm!!! Today we have 3 year old grandson. After picking him up from pre-school and running errands, I talked him into climbing in our big bed so I could warm up and we could read books. I just don’t like being cold because the aches begin. The plate in my opposite leg hurts also so maybe something to do with barometric pressure? Nobody told me all this “growing old” stuff!!!
Update for those who I bombarded with questions about “could I do all the walking at JUNKSTOCK”. I will be 2 1/2 months post op next Friday when Junkstock will be happening and now I know I can do it. Some pain, but Tylenol and cane!
BUT...sad news. We are not going. Weather is so strange this year! Nice here in KC today, snow tomorrow!!! COLD weather next weekend in Omaha with rain/ice. Girls and I decided being cold and wet didn’t sound quit as fun.
Thanks for all the “you go girl!” Posts. This group is the best.
For those of you newbies just joining or for my great friends on this forum- help and positive affirmations mean more than we realize. I WAY overdid Friday and Saturday (new carpet in bedrooms and all doodads and STUFFED closets had to be moved). Husband did most but I very stiff and sore today. My sweet 3 1/2 year old grandson said, “nana, where is your cane? You are REALLY limping!” Oops. But others have made me realize not to fear or get depressed, healing takes a bit! Just ice it.
Aww, I'm sorry. Got excited for a sec thinking you were going to Junkstick.
It's too bad you have to cancel but being cold and wet would bring down the fun factor.
Well....there's always next year and just think how great you'll be doing by then.
Hope you've recovered from the overactivity of Friday and Saturday.
Have a great week!
I never realized I had overdone it until it was overdid!
Hope all is easing.
Have a wonderful healing weekend!
I have a question. I am now 3 months out and get up feeling great but by bedtime I hurt and am stiff. I have to watch carefully what chair I pick to sit in. I feel like I have done something wrong as I crawl into bed. I read of those who are without walking aids - I don’t go out without my cane! Some say I am early in the process. Am I still? Today I am so tired and will nap but I am ready to be done with these days and go all day long. @Poodles does this sound like you? Feeling a little blue today because I thought by 3 months I would be done with pain and cane.
@Walkinginthesand Yep. It's me to some degree. No cane, but I feel like I could be pulled off balance by one of the dogs, thank heavens they don't pull on the leash. I feel like I don't have the balance I need to do everything I want. My excellent balance from years of horseback riding is gone, too. I compare my last THR to this THR and it is so different!
There are days at work I wonder how I am going to have the energy to either finish the day OR worse, drive home...it's 28 miles. I chose my chairs carefully, too. This weekend, we were gone camping, and I kept thinking "take a nap", but then Gary would want to play cards, or have a campfire or go for a drive. I did go to bed early for 3 nights in a row and slept like a rock. I drove the motorhome back to Bend in a rainstorm, but bless my husband's heart he did all the "dirty" work. Unhooked the Jeep and emptied out the dirty clothes, sheets and towels.
You and I are at the same spot...two days difference is all. Yes, I have been sad. This is hard even if it is "only" 3 months out. I expected to be better than this by now. This upcoming weekend I have a class with the two younger poodles on Friday and thought I would be better than I am. It's really slow going. I'm with you @Walkinginthesand. I love this group, though. Not sure what I would do without all of you.
Just give it a bit more time. I know it is frustrating when you mind says "go" and your body just can't. Just a bit of patience. By summer you will be out and about!
@Walkinginthesand - my recoveries were both different even though I had same surgeon and same approach (posterior). With the first one I was still using cane at the point you’re at and had difficulty with chairs because it felt like I had a tennis ball in my butt cheek. With my newest replacement I’m already off cane unless the leg is tired. I’m only able to sit in one chair at the moment (precautions) but I don’t think I’ve got the tennis ball thing like last time either. Hang in there - patience can be difficult.
Happy Monday @Walkinginthesand Hi there @Poodles
Flesh was cut...Power tools were used
We don't all come to the party in the same shape physically.
Some using assistive devices, others not.
Some using NSAIDs for great lengths of times, others not,
hips possibly in the same shape. Different pain tolerance.
So difficult not to compare our recovery to others but look at the fine example hikejunkie gave above.
Wishing you patience in large doses. Let that implant settle in. It's going to serve you for many years to come