May 18-2023. ( 8 days after surgery )
I saw my primary care doctor yesterday, he looked at my surgical site , ( I still have not looked at it ). My primary doctor told me the surgery site looked ok, and did not see anything to be concerned about. He did tell me he saw a small hole , at the surgical site, but it was not concerning . So of course I am concerned . The doctor told me I could take the bandage off this weekend , and will do that, and look at it for the first time. I have an appointment with the doctor who performed the surgery June 1.
I still am walking every hour or so, and as I am sitting here typing this have no pain in my hip.
On another note,when I saw my home health nurse, she told me that most of her patients stop wearing their ted hose after a few days. I called my surgeons office and talked to the nurse, and they told me to continue wearing the ted house until June 1, when I see my surgeon. So I have decided to continue to wear my ted hose , until June 1.
As I mentioned, in an earlier post, I stopped at home physical therapy, after having the PT came to my home one time. It was my decision., based on what I’ve read both here, and other websites. It just makes sense to me my body needs a chance to heal, and I can always do additional strength training if needed. Walking and rest are my orders for the day for now. I am Still walking with a walker, and testing putting additional weight on my hip every day..
My goal is to not be using the walker after 2 weeks from surgery . So I have 6 more days.on the walker, if my plan works out.
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