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Last Monday I had a right hip replacement. I came home about 5:30 on Tuesday.
Let me say that I am not patient when I can’t do things for myself. I can get very, let’s just say irritable.
Managed to get up stairs ok so I figured getting in bed would be no problem. Well the first problem was that I also need shoulder surgery and it’s difficult using my arms to position myself. My wife was helpful and patient.finally got settled in. Then of course I needed to use the bathroom. %[email protected]#&. Had to start a over again.My wife was able to work from home last week. A blessing or a nightmare??
Decided it would be a pajama day. Physical therapy at 11. A good. Pam made lunch but I wasn’t very hungry. Took the good meds and slept until dinner. When bedtime came I wasn’t tired but I was definitely as cranky as a 2 year old who doesn’t want to go to bed.
Thursday.- no PT. I suggested that Pam could go back to work. She refused. I can’t even attempt t do anything myself with the mother hen around.
Friday- PT- complained about difficulty moving around in bed. Suggested a different schedule for pain meds which seemed to work.
Saturday- a llittlle freedom. Pam went to the grocery store. I took the opportunity to shower by my self. It worked out just fine. Pain manageable.
Sunday - thank god Pam is going back t work tomorrow. I get up and use my cane -« don’t you want the walker? Me-I’ll ask if I need it. Decided to be a bum and not even try to do anything
Today - total freedom. Up dressed,even combed my hair. Came downstairs, made breakfast. Now waiting for occupational therapy, then PT. Just using cane. This weeks goal isn’t to be cane free in the house.
 

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Last Monday I had a right hip replacement. I came home about 5:30 on Tuesday.
Let me say that I am not patient when I can’t do things for myself. I can get very, let’s just say irritable.
Managed to get up stairs ok so I figured getting in bed would be no problem. Well the first problem was that I also need shoulder surgery and it’s difficult using my arms to position myself. My wife was helpful and patient.finally got settled in. Then of course I needed to use the bathroom. %[email protected]#&. Had to start a over again.My wife was able to work from home last week. A blessing or a nightmare??
Decided it would be a pajama day. Physical therapy at 11. A good. Pam made lunch but I wasn’t very hungry. Took the good meds and slept until dinner. When bedtime came I wasn’t tired but I was definitely as cranky as a 2 year old who doesn’t want to go to bed.
Thursday.- no PT. I suggested that Pam could go back to work. She refused. I can’t even attempt t do anything myself with the mother hen around.
Friday- PT- complained about difficulty moving around in bed. Suggested a different schedule for pain meds which seemed to work.
Saturday- a llittlle freedom. Pam went to the grocery store. I took the opportunity to shower by my self. It worked out just fine. Pain manageable.
Sunday - thank god Pam is going back t work tomorrow. I get up and use my cane -« don’t you want the walker? Me-I’ll ask if I need it. Decided to be a bum and not even try to do anything
Today - total freedom. Up dressed,even combed my hair. Came downstairs, made breakfast. Now waiting for occupational therapy, then PT. Just using cane. This weeks goal isn’t to be cane free in the house.
Congratulations! Hip replacement surgery is easier to rehab from than from rotator cuff and knee replacement.
 

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Thanks for telling us your story. I had a few laughs as you told it. You have a way with words. So glad you are doing so well.

Way better for you than my DH. He slept in a recliner for ages before he could use the bed. And the two hip revisions that he had in the same year (the first failed) cut the muscles in the same place so ....
 

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Last Monday I had a right hip replacement. I came home about 5:30 on Tuesday.
Let me say that I am not patient when I can’t do things for myself. I can get very, let’s just say irritable.
Managed to get up stairs ok so I figured getting in bed would be no problem. Well the first problem was that I also need shoulder surgery and it’s difficult using my arms to position myself. My wife was helpful and patient.finally got settled in. Then of course I needed to use the bathroom. %[email protected]#&. Had to start a over again.My wife was able to work from home last week. A blessing or a nightmare??
Decided it would be a pajama day. Physical therapy at 11. A good. Pam made lunch but I wasn’t very hungry. Took the good meds and slept until dinner. When bedtime came I wasn’t tired but I was definitely as cranky as a 2 year old who doesn’t want to go to bed.
Thursday.- no PT. I suggested that Pam could go back to work. She refused. I can’t even attempt t do anything myself with the mother hen around.
Friday- PT- complained about difficulty moving around in bed. Suggested a different schedule for pain meds which seemed to work.
Saturday- a llittlle freedom. Pam went to the grocery store. I took the opportunity to shower by my self. It worked out just fine. Pain manageable.
Sunday - thank god Pam is going back t work tomorrow. I get up and use my cane -« don’t you want the walker? Me-I’ll ask if I need it. Decided to be a bum and not even try to do anything
Today - total freedom. Up dressed,even combed my hair. Came downstairs, made breakfast. Now waiting for occupational therapy, then PT. Just using cane. This weeks goal isn’t to be cane free in the house.
I’m glad you seem to be progressing so well and many thanks to Pam for her support in your recovery.
 

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Glad you are feeling well, however, the shower was probably the worst thing you should have attempted with no one home. You are taking unnecessary risks that could break your other hip or screw up your surgery. Just do what your health providers are telling you to do and your recovery will come along quicker and no chance of returning to the hospital. I live alone and have a hip surgery in my future. I will take birdbaths, sleep downstairs on the sofa unless my therapy and PT people tell me I'm ok to take the stairs. If I have to spend a week in a rehabilitation home to get the help and therapy I need, I will. I'm stubborn too and have always lived alone. I hate asking for help, but I'm not interested in repeating pain if it can be avoided.
 

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Interesting read. And on the local news yesterday there was an item about a hospital here that is opening a same day hip replacement center! Can you believe that? Get a new hip in the morning and be home in the afternoon. Yikes. jberg
 
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