Counting down the days...
Your big day is on the horizon.
I'm excited for you to be on the road to recovery with no more hip pain.
Hang in there, not long to go.
Wishing you comfort as you await the 12th. @sequin98
Three more days!
Is the fridge / freezer filled?
Grabber, Cane, dusted off?
Command Central set up next to your fave chillin spot.
Kleenex, Water bottle, Tv remote, reading materials, lip balm....you know the drill.
Are you excited, nervous, a mix?
I'm excited for you to lose the pain and move forward. It's going to be great! @sequin98
We'll hopefully that will change and level out as you move through recovery for a second time.
I'll bet it does. I understand that anxiety is unavoidable for most of us in the days leading up to surgery.
Try to focus on the final result which hopefully is even better than what you're imagining.
You're on my mind this morning @sequin98
Will be thinking about you tomorrow also.
Your big day is hours away. I'm excited for you to have surgery behind you
and the ability to move forward in life without the pain.
We will look forward to your first post on the healing side.
Hugs and best wishes!
Here's hoping your surgery today goes smoothly and you can start on the path to a more pain free life! Your description of those "final days/weeks/months" of excruciating pain before surgery brought back lots of traumatic memories for me, and how awful I felt before my surgery. Sending sunny thoughts your way.
Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfo
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
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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Got home from the hospital yesterday- Had the superpath done!!
Sore and stiff today. Weird thing- I had to walk from an actual flat curb to my house. With a walker, it took me 15 min to walk half a block. It was -20 C out. (ccccold) My legs felt like they were giving out on me. Was this the cold on metal?