BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
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It's nice to see you post something so we know you are coming along. I think my first post was from the hospital and short. Then once home I wrote a letter about my experience. All in good time....
Loopy or not, surgery is DONE and now it's just getting home and the recovery will begin in earnest, @ssbluewolf! Hope you get sprung from the hospital shortly and are on your way home. Cheers, and congrats!
It’s me again. Day 2 : It’s still slow going, but It’s getting easier to move.
My OS said my hip joint was worse than the X-rays showed; they were complete bone on bones. it is not funny, but my mother finally said “ wow, now I know you were inmreal pain, Really. Did yah think I was faking it.
I’ve had occupational / physical therapy once and will again around 2pm
I am so glad you shared a picture of your gorgeous eyes! They don’t look “loopy” from here - they look amazing! Now it’s time to close them, and relax as much as you can, and pat yourself on the back for doing the brave thing. You are on the healing side.
Second day out from surgery was a little rough! I woke up and could not literally move; it felt like I had a ton of bricks sitting on me and my right side, felt like a semi had run over it.Needless to say my morning PT session was short this a.m. They have taken my IV out; that’s a plus.
Today’s PCTs are Emily and Emily; they are great. They have learned that I’m a big time coffee drinker, so I usually don’t even have to ask for it.
My dr may be sending me home today; which I hope he doesn’t, because my bottom apartment isn’t ready :(
I did better in my PT pm session, I was proud of myself, I even done a few stairs; I’m sure I’ll pay for later.
@ssbluewolf Sorry you had a rough start this morning but your mood sounds positive and that's a good thing. It must be the 2 Emilys and coffee refills. Lucky girl! The first few days can be a little tough but they do get better. If you don't feel ready to be released be sure to let your OS know of your situation. Keep up the good work and keep us posted when you're able!
Your stair accomplishment is impressive progress, given your description of how you felt earlier. How sweet the Emilies are taking such good care of you! I look forward to hearing how it all goes and wish you well. (I was dubious about being released my day after surgery but remarkably felt better about it later that day. Hope it goes well for you, whichever happens!)
I finally made it out of the hospital today;3 nights seemed to last an eternity. Yet, I am thankful for the wonderful nurses, PCTs, PT, and other staff members I had working with me; day and night. I also have to give major kudos to my oldest daughter, whom I often call ‘jellybean’;she has been by my side from ground 0.
I woke up still stiff and sore as heck; a.m. PT was very short due to the stiffness and pain. But, I did walk all the way from my room to the PT room, which was close to 170ft. Afternoon PT went much better: I was able to do all of the exercises given to me, except for raising my leg on my own. I still can’t do that one. I know I over did it today, because I am sore and very emotional! On top of that.....
..... Currently, I’m staying at my mothers until they get my downstairs apartment completed, which was supposed to have been done a few weeks before I had my surgery! Let’s just say I’ve been over stressed for months on top of excruciating pain. I called the apt manager while in the hospital and was told, the apt should be done this Friday 7/12/19 and they will move my things in on Monday 7/15/19. ( we will see lol)
I’m exhausted , I hope I gets better!