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[THR] Supersonic's Post Op Thread

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@Supersonic So sorry your bath was rushed. I was wondering if I should take out my tub and just go for a shower, and I am so encouraged by you. I am still in the pre-op stage. I am glad you found some trousers to accommodate the swelling as it leaves you.
I have seen the Bonesmart area for photos of scars and some are still quite swollen when they took their photo.
For two and a half months you sound like you doing well, getting out and about a bit.
A bonfire sounds like fun. Is it a way to clean up yard debris? Clearly I am a novice about bonfires.
Enjoy your weekend!
 
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Hi V SlowLife
The bonfire is annual thing in the UK in remembrance of Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up parliament on 5th Nov 1605.
Lots of fire works burning of effigies ( maybe not so many nowadays lol).
People used to clear their rubbish and have back garden fires. Very foi d memories as a kid of family get togethers, a fire, sausages, foil baked potatoes and family. Alas health & safety discourage home bonfires so there are usually plenty of community bonfires to choose from through out november.
It's now tagged onto Halloween which is getting bigger every year in the UK.
I am doing well, if l say so myself. Cant believe how well l've healed.
My body clearly tells me what l can and can't tolerate for example I'm no longer able to wear my silver rings since my new hip. Might not be related but have developed an allergy to silver. Start to blister within hours of putting them on.
I also have a dentist check tomoro so l have to tell them about by new hip incase l need treatment.
Had a good weekend. Hope you did too !
 

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@Supersonic Thank you for that explanation of the history. I feel a little more worldly! Sounds like a very good time is had by all. Did you manage to go?
In my youth, we could make huge piles of leaves and burn them, and we would roast potatoes in the fire, too!
I am very glad to hear you are healing so well before the three month mark. That is wonderful!
Maybe the allergy could be temporary? I hope so. Perhaps the advisors have some information about that.
We had a bright sunny weekend with crisp air after a few days of rain, thank you. It was nice to get out of the house for a bit. We changed time to daylight savings, so that will be a bit of an adjustment. My dog wants his food an hour early.
Be well!
 
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Well it just goes to show, I'm not quite out of the woods yet. Woke up stiff and hobbling today. Much more pain than usual. Think l've slept soundly but ouch.
Sitting here icing, elevating and feeling sorry for myself.
I've taken 2 paracetamol and I'm hoping it will wear off soon.Don't think lve done anything to join the ODIC.
I'm back to work in 13 days too !!
 

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:console2:So Sorry you are having a dumpy day.
Sometimes it's hard to tell what puts us in time out, but I'm glad you are resting...
It can definitely be a dance.
Often we don't know we've pushed it a bit too much until we stop. It was like this for me and it was often trial and error on how much was too much.
Here's my favorite recovery chart.
Recovery chart drawn.jpg

Healing hugsxxx
 

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Hello @Supersonic
You'll have those days....sorry you're feeling stiff and struggling with some discomfort. Rest up, since you still have some time off. Fingers crossed you feel better soon. I'm betting you will. :yes:
Wishing you comfort and a peaceful evening.
 
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I hit the 3 month, post op day tomorrow !!
Yippee!!
I rarely think what l should or shouldn't be doing anymore. I just get on with life. I've gained a few extra pounds as lm still not as active as my pre op self.
I need to look into some daily maintainance excercises that l will actually enjoy and keep doing.
It's been so long just existing and doing what l'm able to that l've forgotten what it is to have a passion for movement.
1 more official week off work, they've bombarded me with e-learning to keep me up to date eurgh ! Mind numbing lol but essential to meet legal requirements .
There was talk of an extra two weeks off to use some if my statutory leave, there's no rush on my part to be honest. Quite enjoying my life as a lady of leisure
 

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Great Update:egypdance:@Supersonic
I need to look into some daily maintainance excercises that l will actually enjoy and keep doing.
It's been so long just existing and doing what l'm able to that l've forgotten what it is to have a passion for movement.
I have been through a PT protocol to sort out my SI joint and when I quizzed him about getting onto some more disciplined exercise (need to drop a few pounds) my wonderful therapist really feels like power walking/walking is a much overlooked form of exercise.
He agrees jogging and running can be hard on the joints and I think I can get some all weather garb and commit to it.
Enjoy your last week off and So Happy to hear that you are getting back to life.:yahoo:
 

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