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i am 2 weeks after trhr and have been walking without my cane for 5 day am able to walk up stairs normal still cannot put socks on and tie shoes also still have bruising in back of knee and calf
 

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Welcome hippy.
Sounds like you are doing awesome. For the first 2 weeks I went from my recovery recliner to the bathroom and up to bed. Exercises in between , but I was still using crutches.
Keep up the good work, but don't overdo it really can be a roller coaster ride for some of us, me included, remember to still rest!!!
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I had my right hip replaced in June, it is awesome
 
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thanks judy i had no pain in my hip the next day was an awsome feeling looking forward to get back to cycling and all the thing i could not do before i have had severe hip pain for 9 years Dick
 

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Well, if you had pain for 9 years and now had had major surgery, please don't think you're going to be back to normal in a couple of weeks. Pace yourself. Don't rush into anything, please.
 

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That was my hubby's fave thing to do,,,helping me put my sox & shoes on, It took a few weeks! (I didn't have the heart to tell him I could do it myself any sooner!)
 

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Oh - too funny, Judles!
 

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Judles that is funny
I knew I could not get anyone to help me with mine and it waas summer, so I was in flip flops until the day my doc commented on them. He was noticing how messed up my gait was with the knees.
So I told him it was all I could do as the kids were not going to put my shoes on me. So he gave me permission to bend over and tie shoes.
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Hurray for flip flops! But since I had my surgery in November,,,,that wasn't really an option for me with the cool November weather!
Judy,,,,the first time I really bent down I was terrified, expecting Lord knows what! But then when I realized everything was ok, gradually I did more & more! ::)
 

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Hi both J's,

Leaning down to tie my shoe the first time was such a great feat. I remember emailing all my colleagues at work about my day's accomplishment. Must have been around 6 wks. Though my hubby was very helpful, think he was just as glad. I do say though that it is amazing how adept you get at using that grabber. I remember using it to pull on my socks as well as underwear, etc. But no good to tie a sneaker.

My flexibility is still not great--am thinking of taking some yoga or tai chi (sp?). Not as big a deal as all I have back though. Love wearing my boots with zippers for first time in a couple years. I couldn't get right one on and zippered before. I can also wear flats w/o pain now (never wore them due to not enough cushion).

Judy, hope each day gets better, just like going from winter to spring!!!

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Laurie,,,,, I LOVE that grabber, Brilliant invention,,,as is the sock putter onner,,,,Why didn't you have those elastic shoe laces? Those were a godsend since you just had to slip your feet into the sneaker & it was pre-tied! But so glad you're WAY past that now!
You'll really enjoy wearing flats now that spring will eventually be here! :)
 
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