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Exactly 2 weeks out-Hip Replacement
Old 07-28-2022, 09:10 AM
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2 weeks ago today, I had hip replacement surgery.

Like Kahlua, I took my first shower sans Saran Wrap and fully standing yesterday. Up until that point, I just felt 1/2 washed, 1/2 dirty. Yuck.

I never dreamed I would be walking pretty much normally and doing pretty much everything I did before, at just 2 weeks out. Modern medicine amazes me.

I can't swim or cycle outside yet. I can't sit on the floor and squat yet. I can't run, lol, not that I do, ever, anyway. But pretty much everything else, I'm good to go.

I'm still taking it easy (as hard as that is for me), but how amazed and grateful I am at my quick recovery.

Thanks for letting me share!


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Yay!
Old 07-28-2022, 09:20 AM
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Itís always great to hear good news. I hope the rest of your recovery is just as smooth and easy.
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Old 07-28-2022, 09:37 AM
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What a terrific report, eliza! Iím so happy for you. Iím sure part of your rapid progress is due to your good attitude.
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Old 07-28-2022, 09:48 AM
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Thatís great news! Iím happy for you.
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Old 07-28-2022, 10:00 AM
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I'm so glad to hear that you are well on your way to great mobility. Love to hear your cheerful updates.


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Old 07-28-2022, 10:07 AM
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That is awesome! I was allowed to shower and not have to cover anything (incisions) but wasn't supposed to actually wash the incisions for 3 weeks. I am lucky that we have a huge shower with a seat/shelf in it. It was awkward though!

A shower makes such a difference in our demeanors!

I am interested in hearing your recovery- one day it might be in my cards, who knows! We do have a teacher having a full hip replacement a month and a half after we start school. I hope her recovery goes that smoothly, too!

They said at PT that I would be starting squats soon. Not sure how soon, but I know I need them! I don't want to do them, but I know I need them!
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Old 07-28-2022, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for sharing your good news. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Try not to overdo it.
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Old 07-28-2022, 10:45 AM
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The first week is a bear. You should have smooth sailing now. Wishing you a smooth recovery.
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Old 07-28-2022, 10:48 AM
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That is awesome and amazing!!

When I broke my hip they gave me the option of replace or repair. Said replace would be faster recovery, but surgeon felt repair was better because I would eventually need a replacement later in life. I almost wish I had chosen replace! It was a long 9 weeks!!
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Yay
Old 07-28-2022, 12:37 PM
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Sounds like great progress.


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Old 07-28-2022, 12:42 PM
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That's great to hear!
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Old 07-28-2022, 12:46 PM
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Wonderful! Modern medicine certainly is incredible.
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Thank you for sharingÖ
Old 07-28-2022, 01:02 PM
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So glad you are doing well. My brother is scheduled for September, so I am glad to see your progress. Thank you for the update and I wish you continued progress in your recovery!
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Old 07-28-2022, 02:54 PM
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Congratulations on your great progress post surgery!
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Old 07-28-2022, 05:07 PM
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That is wonderful! Iím so happy for you.
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Old 07-29-2022, 12:57 PM
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here! Congratulations! Isn't it amazing to do things you couldn't before. I have full mobility and I would do it again in a heart beat.
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Old 07-30-2022, 05:16 AM
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Thank you, everyone, for your well wishes/kudos. I am very happy and (pleasantly) surprised!

Starfish~Can I ask...did your legs start out (right after surgery) as uneven and eventually even out? Right now, my hip replacement leg is longer than my other leg.
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