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[BILATERAL THRs] what a relief!

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Mojorisin, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Mojorisin

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    Bilateral hip replacement June 11th. Go for the gusto. I'm glad I did them both at the same time. 5 days later I know I have a long way to go to recover but I know the recovery is going to be good. Using a walker for now. Able to climb in and out of the bathtub shower.
     
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    Congratulations on your new hips :dancy: hope your recovery goes smoothly and you keep us updated on your progress.:angel:
     
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    @Mojorisin Welcome to the other side of surgery! I'll leave your recovery guidelines here so that you can refer to them when needed:

    Hip Recovery: The Guidelines

    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
    5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for THRs
    6. Access these pages on the website

    Pain management and the pain chart
    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of THR recovery

    Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
    Energy drain for THRs
    Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
  4. Mojo333

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    Two "Both at Once" Mojos.
    Glad you are all done and dusted!
    Early days, friend..just roll with it best you can and assume the position:ice:
    You are going to love these new hips.
     
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    Congratulations
    At five days you’re realising how much you’ve made the right decision
     
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    :wave:
    Hope all is going well and you are getting in to a recovery groove.
    Hope today is a Good Day!:SUNsmile:
     
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    Hello @Mojorisin
    Wondering how you're doing as you're approaching two weeks post op tomorrow?
    Please let us know next time you stop by the forum.
    We'd love to follow your progress as you move through recovery.
    Happy Monday! :wave:
     
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