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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Laura3717, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Laura3717

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    I'm 37 and about to have total hip replacement next week. Excited to be pain free but scared about recovery. I live on a top floor flat and worried how I'm going to return home. Any advice would be great. Thanks x
     
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    Good wishes on your new hip.
    I hope your flat is not 10 stories up.
    They will teach you how to tackle stairs before you leave hospital. Having said that a lot of steps will be difficult but doable.
    Be a good idea to tell your PT about the stairs before you leave hospital so the can work on that in particular.
    Keep Well.
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    Laura3717, I wish you all the best! I will be right behind you as my surgery is the 27th. I was told that PT teaches you how to do stairs before you leave the hospital. I will have several stairs to get into my house but not a whole flight as my home is one story. I do, however, have to climb into a pickup truck but the doctor said it would be easier than a car that sits low. There is a bumper and my husband is going to get a small stool so I should be all set. I, too, am getting a bit apprehensive but the idea of no more painful steps and getting rid of that stiffness should make it all worthwhile. Keep us all posted on your progress. See you in the recovery forum next week!!
     
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    Good luck Laura! As Joe says, stairs are not as difficult as you think, but it does depend to some extent on how long you stay in hospital and how many flights of stairs are involved. Once you have mastered the technique in hospital, would think you could climb a couple of flights without too much difficulty. Good idea to have somebody with you as you climb, and possibly a high chair to rest on, on the landing if you have multiple flights.
    Don't worry, it will all be fine, and over before you know it!
    Diane
     
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    Thanks guys,

    I've been to see physio today and she's promised me I will be fine with stairs befor I leave hospital. My partner will be on hand with a chair, I'm on 2nd floor so it's about 30 steps with breaks so I got room to rest.
    My bag is packed and I think I'm ready to go, 5 more sleeps!
    Thankyou for the well wishes x
     
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    @Laura3717 30 stairs should not be a problem. PT will indeed have you going up and down stairs before you leave the hospital. Just remind them about the quantity. They will work with you so you have no problem.
     
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    When you say top floor, how many floors up is that? And no lift, I suppose?
     
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    Sadly no lift and I'm second floor, just ova 30 steps spread ova 4 short flights, if that makes any sense x
     
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    You should be able to do those stairs - especially if they are grouped as you say into 4 short flights.
     
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    I'm up for the challenge, don't want to be staying in hospital too long, I will crack them lol x
     
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    @Laura3717 I had no problem with stairs, it was just slow going at first, you'll be fine.
     
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    Stairs will be fine!! I'm a bit freaked out that you have your bag packed... I'm heading in for RTHR the day after you and have Nothing organised!!!! You've galvanised me into action


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    Hi 4/26 buddy!! I'm getting nervous myself. Even find myself trying to talk myself out of the surgery at times but I'm still scheduled and not backing down.

    Don't envy you the stairs... but as others have said I'm sure the PT will be able to help.

    We can do this together!!!


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    My surgery is on the same day the 26th. I had my left hip replaced in November 2016, instant gratification from the pain being gone is all worth it. Just listen to your doctors do is they say and You will be fine. Even though I've had one hip done & I'm still apprehensive to have the second one done just because I know it puts me out of commission for a few weeks. I did ask my husband today if I could postpone the surgery due to nerves and he said no. LOL
     
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    2 sleeps left to go! Can not wait!x
     
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    Good luck for tomorrow Laura! Hope everything goes really well.
    Best wishes
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    Thankyou Diane, I'm nervously excited now, but looking forward to getting rid of this annoying pain. Thanks for everyone's kinds words and advice x
     
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    Wishing you positive vibes for your surgery tomorrow!
     
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    Sending healing thoughts your way for tomorrow, Laura. I will be right behind you as mine is the 27th. See you in recovery
     
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    Sending more warm wishes for tomorrow. I'll be joining you on the post surgery side next month.
     
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