- Aug 31, 2019
- United States
Thank you all, it's so helpful know that other people feel some of the same things I do. It's also good to be reminded that no 2 recoveries are the same. I know I shouldn't worry and I generally am keeping a positive attitude, but I stupidly have been watching videos of people who had anterior hip replacements and were literally walking absolutely fine 2 weeks out! No walker, no cane, no pain. What?? In the first half of the day I feel very comfortable, a little discomfort while walking but not bad at all. As the day progresses the discomfort picks up a bit - to be expected of course. Question: Most of the time when I walk, I feel the following: tightness in the thigh and kind of a pressure or pushing feeling in the hip. Almost like there's not enough room in there for whatever it is the surgeon added! As a result, I am unable to put all weight on the leg without modifying a bit with a limp to re-distribute the weight. I can't walk smoothly and evenly yet, even with a cane or walker. My surgery was 2 weeks ago. Would be interested in hearing how it felt to others to walk 2 weeks out!