- Mar 19, 2019
- United Kingdom
After years of pain with osteoarthritis in both hips I finally had my right hip replaced in August and am waiting for the left one to be done in ten to twelve weeks. My surgeon assures me that everything is fine but I am concerned that I still have a lot of pain in my operated hip. Exercise does not come easily and I’ve had trouble balancing the need for exercise with trying not to overdo things. I am taking Paracetamol but it doesn’t seem to help, particularly at night when the pain often wakes me. I’m told that I’m only eight weeks post op and the pain is quite normal and will eventually go but then I read that people are often pain free much sooner. I stopped taking opioids at six weeks and really don’t want to go back on them due to the side effects. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I’m really getting quite depressed and starting to dread the next operation.