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hoyt66

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No more cane!!
« on: October 13, 2012, 12:35:18 AM »
I had my physical therapy today. My therapist said that while putting me thru the exercises (specifically an agility ladder on the floor. Just walking of course) I looked like a man that didn't

need a cane. We finished with stretches and he handed me my cane and said "carry this out, I think you're done with it unless your body says otherwise." I grabbed it and took off walking!! Woo

 hoo!!! Thank you Lord!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 02:05:48 AM »
Thats great Hoyt, are you still limping without a cane? Im going into my 7th week post op and not using a cane anymore but find I'm stiff after getting up after sitting for a while and muscles are a little sore...Im having issues in my groin area on my right hip now...Ill have to have that one done later on...lyn

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 07:37:15 AM »
Good news Hoyt - that is another important milestone to celebrate.

Lyn- I can relate to what you say. I am nearly 5 weeks post op and have just given up my stick. I can walk without a limp so long as I walk slowly and deliberately but yesterday I took a 2 hour train journey and really struggled each time I got up from rest. It took 5 minutes until I'd worked off the aches and pains and was back to walking normally (well the new normal for now).

Each step we take is one step nearer to where we are aiming to be - normal activity!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 08:23:41 AM »
Woohooooo. Let the good times roll  8)
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 08:40:25 AM »
Thats great Hoyt, are you still limping without a cane? Im going into my 7th week post op and not using a cane anymore but find I'm stiff after getting up after sitting for a while and muscles are a little sore...Im having issues in my groin area on my right hip now...Ill have to have that one done later on...lyn

Lyn,

I'm not limping without the cane but I have to admit I started the first fifteen minutes of my morning today with it until i got the blood circulating. I think I could of went cold without but why?
I'll continue without as long as I am walking correctly. I anticipate some fatigue at the end of the day. I also know what you mean about the other hip needing to be done. My left has been popping since about a month before I had my right hip done. Oh well. another day for that one.

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 12:23:03 PM »
Another milestone, Hoyt! Congrats.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 12:28:38 PM »
Way to go, Hoyt.  You are doing great.  Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 02:03:58 PM »
Good news Hoyt - that is another important milestone to celebrate.

Lyn- I can relate to what you say. I am nearly 5 weeks post op and have just given up my stick. I can walk without a limp so long as I walk slowly and deliberately but yesterday I took a 2 hour train journey and really struggled each time I got up from rest. It took 5 minutes until I'd worked off the aches and pains and was back to walking normally (well the new normal for now).

Each step we take is one step nearer to where we are aiming to be - normal activity!

Lycra,

You and I are on the same time frame...Literally 9/11/12. Keep up the good work!
Right BHR Dr. Schmitt 9/11/12

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 07:49:50 PM »
Good job, remember nose over the centerline.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2012, 08:16:47 PM »
Good progress Hoyt. I saw my Doctor last week and he told me that the stiffness after sitting was 'start up' where your body takes a bit of time to get used to the fact that it has a lump of metal in the hip.   
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2012, 09:04:10 PM »
Congrats, Hoyt.  You're on schedule, it seems, and it keeps getting better!
Andy
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 11:40:44 PM »
Well I gave up the cane Friday evening. Woke up Saturday and used it to start  my day (fifteen minutes worth). Washed my car, went shopping with my son, cleaned the garage

 etc...Well come 5 pm Saturday evening and it all started to go down hill. Sooo sore. The good thing is I woke up Sunday morning and felt good again. I guess my body was not not

used to walking on its own. Today I was driving home from work and realized I left my cane at my desk. I took it to work today " just in case". I didn't use it but found if I sat to long

(over 45 minutes) I needed to take a couple warm up steps before leaving my cubicle. Doing good tonight but using the restroom in the middle of the night with no cane will be interesting. Maybe I'll take the broom and put by my bed haha
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 12:35:22 AM »
Necessity is the mother of invention, hoyt - you'll be fine, but no problem with Harry Pottering it with the broom  ;D .
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 02:00:24 PM »
I tried using the broom, but the wife uses it to stir her cauldron, so she was a little miffed.....
Andy
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 08:49:53 PM »
Ouch!

Hoyt - I had the same thing, the pain/soreness from being on my feet all day, or pushing it a bit.  The great thing is that it generally goes away the next day.  I'm over 1 year out on the right hip and I did it again last night, too much soccer (as opposed to too much cleaning of the garage), I was pretty sore in the front of the hip, getting a slight pull.  Iced and went to bed and I' fine today.  I'll have to take it down a notch and let the thing rest, but at least I'm not in pain for 4 days from OA.   
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 11:47:12 PM »
Ouch!

Hoyt - I had the same thing, the pain/soreness from being on my feet all day, or pushing it a bit.  The great thing is that it generally goes away the next day.  I'm over 1 year out on the right hip and I did it again last night, too much soccer (as opposed to too much cleaning of the garage), I was pretty sore in the front of the hip, getting a slight pull.  Iced and went to bed and I' fine today.  I'll have to take it down a notch and let the thing rest, but at least I'm not in pain for 4 days from OA.

Tin,

I was way better the next day. Did alot of balance exercises on a "half" ball tonight at PT I'm anticipating a rough night.
You play soccer? Wow thats alot of work. My son plays for Michigan State. I never played but love watching.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 08:04:20 PM »
I play soccer with a bunch of young punks in the city league and I haven't quite realized yet that eventhough I have new hips and the surgeon says got forth, I'm still middle-aged and getting older every day.  I either need to find a different, more mellow league, or just stop playing.  Cool for your son to play for college, that's pretty awesome.  One of my boys plays in HS and is doing pretty well, probabaly won't be spending much energy on sports scholarships.  Was vicariously hoping one my boys would want to be an HR surgeon, but don't think that's happening either.   

Good job on the PT and rest.  It's important to keep in mind a little pain or soreness the next day is fine, but it should go away pretty quick.  It's to much if it lasts more than a day or so.  That's what my PT always said. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 07:31:04 AM »
Congrats on the no cane.
 Oh yeah and Tin when are you colonialists :P going to call our great game by the proper name. It is Football not soccer, who thought up that name?

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 10:50:20 AM »
Oh yeah and Tin when are you colonialists :P going to call our great game by the proper name. It is Football not soccer, who thought up that name?

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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012, 02:53:41 PM »
Congrats on the no cane.
 Oh yeah and Tin when are you colonialists :P going to call our great game by the proper name. It is Football not soccer, who thought up that name?

Jas

I think it was actually... you guys   :D .

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/06/the-origin-of-the-word-soccer/

So don't blame us because the upper classes in the UK thought that was a good name. We just ran with it.
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