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[THR] Trenna's recovery thread

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by trenna, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Layla

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    Hey @trenna
    Great news! Staples out, things are looking good and you're spending some time with the fam.
    Enjoy cuddling with the cats and have a great Thursday! :)
     
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    Great update!
    Glad those staples are gone and you are feeling good!
    Hope today is A Good Day!:flwrysmile:
     
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  3. trenna

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    Last couple of nights have been miserable as I've been repeatedly woken up by pain. And I'm having swelling issues again. It's all bunching up in my upper thigh and along the incision site. Temperature wise, it feels no different from the rest of my skin so I'm not terribly worried about it. I've just been icing, acetaminophen(1200mg) during the day and percocet(10mg/650mg) at night.

    Some of it I think has to do with the weather, and some of the pain has to be from a different activity level. There are more stairs at my parents place, the house is longer and walking on uneven ground instead of city sidewalks.

    I'm still resting a lot. Fatigue hits me hard maybe half an hour after an activity and I have to lay down and rest, if not fully sleep for a half hour or so. My dad's chair is mine for now, as he built a raiser platform under it because of his knees. I wish my sleep wasn't so broken at night.
     
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    Sleeping through the night was a super source of frustration for me too.
    Many nights I just gave up and kept the recliner company and zoned through mindless TV.
    Power naps were in order.
    I hope things ease soon and hope you have a peaceful Sunday with lots of:ice:
     
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    @trenna, glad you are doing so well! Your mom sounds amazing. :)
     
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    I'm at that stage where I want to break my 50% weight restriction. It's annoying because I know I'm not quite ready to, but I want freedom from the crutches. I have to be careful not to break other restrictions too because my hips feel better than they have in my entire life.

    Now, I did something to my right hip today trying to sit down. I went for the couch knee first and felt something twist. The pain has been relatively low, maybe a 2,but it's more than I've had in a few days. I'm keeping an eye on it and will go to the hospital if anything feels off.

    I had a full 7 hours of sleep last night! Victory is mine. Mind you I went shopping yesterday for my 3 week right hipiversary and treated myself to a pair of new pants that fit my new hips.

    I can't believe that getting my hips replaced changed my body shape and my hyperlordosis is starting to self-correct.
     
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    :friends:You will get there.
    Glad you were able to get some good restorative sleep.:sleeep:
    Try to keep that patience muscle flexed...
    Onward and upward:ok:
     
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    It's a milestone for Lefty. Happy Three Month Anniversary!
    I hope you're doing well as you're healing from your two surgeries.
    Would love to read an update.
    Best wishes for a lovely Spring a great rest of the week!
    @trenna
     
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    Hello :hi:
    One Anniversary after another. :happydance:
    Happy One Month Anniversary to Righty today, bionic babe that you are now.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    @trenna
     
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    I'm back from my country vacation. It was a well needed relaxation period and honestly got me walking on uneven surfaces which I can tell re ally helped strengthen my legs.

    I start physio tomorrow and boy am I ever glad. I need the gait training so badly.I 'm off 50% weight bearing, and have been doing my day at half on two crutches and half on one crutch. I'm noticing how bad of a "waddle" or a wobble I have without using 2 crutches.

    Things have pretty much just been progressing but I'm still dealing with some swelling and incision site issues. I bought some compression shorts because the swelling is so high up, and I'm icing 2-3 hours a day. I also bought some non-prescription compression socks because from using the TEDs I learned that the compression reduces the pain I get in my ankles and knees.

    Sleep is still an issue for me {see posting time lol)}. I think some of it is actually my mattress though. I went from the nice mattress in the guest room at my parents house back to mine and cursed at how uncomfortable mine is and how much it hurts to lay on.

    I really can't believe that I'm 3 months and 1 month out from my new hips. They're literally life-changing just in how much more supported my body feels.

    On a non-hip related achievement I hit half of my total weight loss goal! And let me tell you having the knowledge that I've reduced the amount of pressure on my joints and hit my lowest weight since I was 15 feels amazing.
     
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    :wowspring:
    Great job on the weight loss and the continuing great recovery.:yes:
     
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    Wonderful job on the weight loss! Congrats! :yay:
    It seems you're doing pretty well considering two major surgeries recently.
    Good luck with Physio. Take it easy and please don't let them push you into anything that hurts.
    I hope you have a great week!
    @trenna
     
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    So I think I have finally figured out what feels the most stable way to walk right now. My left hip wasn't liking the one crutch supporting my right hip with nothing supporting the left so I've been relying on 2 crutches a little more even though I've been using them more like Canes.

    I tried one crutch supporting my r hip and my urban walking pole supporting my l hip. It worked alright for outdoors but was awkward indoors. Finally I tried my crutch supporting my r hip and my cane supporting my L hip.

    These 2 different stages of healing are AWKWARD. Especially since I feel like my left has been set back in trying to rebuild muscle and has less muscle stamina than before.
     
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    Necessity is definitely the Mother of Invention.:)
    Whatever works, right?
    Two THRs in a span of three months is just ALOT of recovery drama!
    Healing hugs @trenna
    I know it's frustrating, but you will get there and it will all be worth these struggles.:dancy:
     
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    I laughed with my mom this week that she's gonna be an orthopedic care taking specialist by the end of this year because my dad booked his knee replacements for July and November earlier this week.
     

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