If your surgeon told you to transition to a cane, go for it. But only when it feels right. Transitioning too soon results in getting sore and stiff. And then there is the confidence. Try a cane and then go back to the walker if it doesn't feel right.Then the physical therapist came in moments later and told me to continue using a walker for a few weeks
TomT, I see that you've had a great step forward, and I'm elated for you! Just wanted to say that the OS and the PT are not contradicting each other above. The PT is being specific but the OS was just waving his hand and saying that you'll want to use your cane one of these days and it will be fine.... My OS never watched me walk after either hip. Confidence, chutzpah, or hubris.Hello Jaycey he told me the day after the surgery to feel free to start using cane as soon as I want. Then the physical therapist came in moments later and told me to continue using a walker for a few weeks
Another reason you shouldn't drive. At this early stage I don't think you would have the strength to do an emergency stop. And even if you did, I think it might be painful.It's my right hip that has been replaced
It is early days. You may need the hydrocodone to help you sleep. Have you tried Tylenol as a replacement?How long did you guys remain on medication and do you think it's a good idea to request more?