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[THR] THR/A Doing Well

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by ForumUser, May 19, 2019.

  1. ForumUser

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    I drove us all over ... picked up sister first, then drove to shopping area, an hour walking around and sitting on various sofas, then 30 minute drive to nearby town, then walked around four neighborhoods, then to a friends home where we had snacks and drinks while I repaired his iPad.

    The point if all this is that ... waaaay feeling normal, again.

    If I can do this - anyone can!

    And, sharing helps - especially when there is such great advice.

    Thank you, All.
     
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    I'm so very happy for you. That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing and have a relaxing evening!
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    Yay, love that you are doing well enough to be dragged in and out of shops and the like:tada:
    At one month out from major surgery!
    Simply amazing :wowspring:
     
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    Day 34

    Incision is pretty tight now - time to start trying to mitigate the scar.

    I’ve already started massaging the incision site to break down the scar tissue - any tips would be appreciated!
     
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    Day 36

    Drove seven hours yesterday ... no more issues than normal after spending that much time in a car!

    Eliminated the Tylenol, still taking the Celebrex and 81 mg aspirin for another week.

    Any recommendations re scar mitigation?
     
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    With my spacer surgery, I used stick-on silicon strips. They worked really well. I just started using them again on the new incision. I have a lot more scar tissue this time as they went in through the same spot, but I am hopeful.
     
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    That's amazing...the car ride that is.
    It took me a couple months to be able to tolerate riding in the car for over 30-40 mins.

    Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E is what I used most days to massage on my incision area after showering. I did nothing else and it healed nicely into a thin white line.

    Others have mentioned Bio Oil, which I don't like because it's oily and E-45 Cream which I'm totally unfamiliar with.

    Enjoy the evening!
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    Thank you HipsterKat and Layla,
     
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    Scar could be tight due to some swelling also...ice it up!
    Yes, Still!:ice:
     
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    Mojo ... yes, I’m been doing ice a couple of times a day.

    I meant tight re the incision in that it is “nice and tight” between the two sides
     
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    I just had to share something a friend told me - he is 65, lives in Colorado and had an anterior procedure, left hip replacement on 29 May 19. I'm posting the quote from yesterday because it is so extraordinary - however, I am concerned that others will think it normal - it is not and no one should be doing this.

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    "No crazier than normal. Went and mowed the front and sloped side yard yesterday. Felt ok till I stopped. Think I overdid it. Then I wonder why it hurts when I walk. Biked a half hour today at the gym."
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    My only question is: perhaps this is more common with the anterior approach? Less or different muscle separation and recovery?
     
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    Day 39

    Lovely wife and I went to marina and washed and installed cover on the boat (ladder, hoses, climbing a bit, dragging cover around) ... another normal thing that felt great compared to limping around before the THR.

    My buddy from above post tells me he hurts a bit when he walks now ... maybe call what we did, “Male Joint Replacement Response?”
     
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    :wave:Following is some light reading for a Friday evening, lol.

    It seems like your friend may have entered the ODIC (Over Did It Club) as we refer to it around here. Some people do exaggerate in regard to their progress. I'm not saying your friend is exaggerating but it crossed my mind if I'm to be honest, which then brought a thread to mind you may get a few laughs from -
    https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/tall-tales-from-the-thr-fairy-tale-book.49667/

    Regarding your question in Post 111 - see if this gives you a better understanding.
    http://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/thr-approaches-or-incisions.5428/

    Sounds like you and wifey had a great day. I hope your weekend is just as lovely!
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    Ha - stories funny!

    Newtonian male joint replacements - for every action there is an equal and opposite stupid reaction.

    Finished off the day with a mile plus walk ... it feels good to feel a gait forming, and being able to laugh with my wife while walking.
     
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    :rotfl: love this!

    Just because we Can...doesn't mean we Should.
     
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    I'll bet! Anything is better than that wincing pain of bone on bone. I'm happy for you, your wife too.
    She has her old hubs back again.
    Have a lovely Saturday, you two love birds!
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    Well, I don't know what day it is!

    This is GOOD!

    Sleeping well, rolling over onto incision without issue and no longer waking, walking well and working on a gait/stride, still some swelling on side and back of buttocks, and a small bit of muscle pain when I press on the outside of my thigh about 3-6" above knee.

    Working the scar area with massage and couple different sorts of softening oils.
     
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    Day 42 :heehee: But who's counting....apparently not you anymore. It is a good thing!

    You're doing so well. After a time, let us know what you end up favoring as far as oil or lotions you're using on your incision. It's always nice to know what people like for recommendations.
    Happy Monday! :wave:
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    Lost track of days since ... you know

    Vacation to visit kids in Colorado ... Florida to Colorado uneventful with new hip.

    Quick photo visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park north of Alamosa ... stopped more often than normal, no issues. Stretching and walking to make certain!
     

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    @ForumUser Beautiful shot of the dunes and you're looking happy with your new hip! Good that you're being smart with the drive and stretches. Have a good 4th!
     
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