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[THR] Spring is right around the corner

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Walkinginthesand, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. hikejunkie

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    @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. :)
     
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    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 :yay:
     
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  3. Walkinginthesand

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    @Jaycey it is difficult. I was active even while hurting and limping so I am hard on myself. I know it is the “molding and shaping” that is going on and I need to just give it more time to heal. Somebody said they are tired of people telling you where you “should be” at 3 months!!!! “You’re still tired?” “You’re still limping some.”
     
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  4. Walkinginthesand

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    @hikejunkie the tennis ball comes and goes but that is perfect analogy! Plus lower back is so sore from Doc making legs the same length after not bring since childhood!! :dubious: Lots of adjusting @Layla I realize. How could I have had so much patience with teaching kiddos for 30 years and cannot give myself a breather. :rotfl:
     
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    I feel your pain @Walkinginthesand after 10 weeks I feel like the limping and the pain should be over already. We’ll get there together. Hugs.
     
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    I hear you! These comments are so unhelpful. Everyone heals differently and to judge based on time only is just unrealistic! Don't listen to any of this and walk away from anyone who is judging you. You are where on are in this recovery. You will get there - it just take more time for some of us.
     
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    Plus @Jaycey i do myself in some days by not resting and going too long and too hard.
     
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    @Poodles we were at my husband’s oncologist last week and he said after THR, his wife was frustrated until about 3 1/2 to 4 months and then she suddenly “got better”! She is an active gal and sounds like frustrations we all have expressed. I remember being released to go back to work 6 weeks after hysterectomy and thinking “I’m not ready for this!” We think the dates suggested are like specific due dates. Oh, and for fun my husband and I looked at class a motor homes. I fell in love!!!!! It was cold, windy and barometric pressure changing- my hip was sooooo achy.
     
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    @Walkinginthesand How is your husband doing?

    After my hysterectomy, I went back to work in two weeks. I have done that with every stinkin' major surgery I have ever had...including my THRs. I have the ovarian surgery coming up July 28...it's a Friday and I'm sure I will be working in some form by Monday, even if it is at home. Honestly, it's very frustrating, but I have always worked for small companies and have been a key person. I am lucky in many regards as I get a lot of leeway for working at home, however. But that's not all good, too. If you are like me, you work all times of the day or night.

    As for suddenly getting better, that's me! I was so sad the week prior wondering if anything was going to change, and on Tuesday or Wednesday, something happened! Night and day difference. Now to change my thought process!

    Motorhomes. Oh, Walkinginthesand, I cannot tell you how much I love ours and the freedom we have. We are gone again next weekend, then home a weekend, then gone for 3 more nights. At the end of May, we are taking off to Eastern Oregon for a partial week. I drive it 95% of the time and prefer driving to sitting. Gary does the setup, which I can do easily, too...if I have to. Not nearly the amount of work as a travel trailer. I've taken mine to dog shows by myself. Next, I need to learn to hook the Jeep up to it by myself, but I can do it now!
     
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