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fenceman

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4 Week Update & Observations
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:33:02 PM »
I am 4 weeks from my R-BHR and feeling pretty good.  Hip feels good and I think I am either on or ahead of schedule compared to my left which was done 4-1/2 years ago.  Today is the first day that I do not feel exhausted 1/2 way through the day.  I had dropped to one crutch on Saturday and went back to 2 on Sunday after feeling sore and wiped-out.  Back to one crutch today and feeling strong.  May play with cane this weekend as long as I can do it without breaking the 75% weight bearing rule issued by my Dr.

My knee is still sore when I move it from side to side.  I feel they must have really torqued it during surgery.  It is slowly getting better.  Bruises are gone and I am surprised at how good my scar is healing.  Left one had staples but used the glue on latest one.

The 5 PT exercises that were given by Dr. are becoming easy.  I started riding the stationary bike without resistance for 20 min at a time on Monday.  Able to put on socks and tie shoes after 3-1/2 weeks without help.  So far I am pleased. 
Bill
 
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

hernanu

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 05:46:26 PM »
Excellent, Bill - keep up the good work.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:47:22 PM »
sounds like an excellent 4 week report. being able to put on your own socks was one of my happiest post-recovery joys!!

are you going to outpatient PT? from my two operations, i found the outpatient PT helpful both times. the second outpatient PT, really pushed and challenged me.

best wishes to a speedy and successful recovery.
Left BHR Della Valle, Sept 14, 2011
Right BHR Della Valle, April 4, 2012

fenceman

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »
Max, No outpatient PT.  Just exercises that I do 3 times a day as direct by the Dr.  The PT staff at the hospital worked with me on 3 exercise right after surgery and while I was there.  They then instructed me on 4 other exercises to do after 2 weeks until 6 weeks.  Was also allowed to ride stationary bike with no resistance. 

Compared to a knee or a shoulder, hip PT is relatively easy.  I know people that have had both and they describe passing out from the pain of trying to flex their knees.
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 10:22:10 PM »
Hi Bill,
I'm almost three weeks post op - I just had them both done.  I am feeling really tired 1/2 way thru the day.  Hoping 4 weeks is the magic number for me to stop feeling so darn exhausted.
Bilateral by Dr. Su 12/31/2012

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 11:30:27 PM »
Bill,

Great to hear, sounds like you are ahead of the game.  Those exercises were all I did as well, and doing them religiously really helped me also.  The second one seemed so much easier.

Best regards for contined great recovery.

LBHR Dr Brooks, 10/2011; RBHR 2/2012

fenceman

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Re: 4 Week Update & Observations
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 03:30:41 PM »
Hi Mustang,  although we are all different, 4 weeks, 2 days was the day that I felt like I had my old energy back.  At 3-1/2 weeks I was still exhausted after a half day at my desk.  But I am only dealing with 1 repair at this time compared to your 2.  Each day you will feel better.  Good Luck.
Bill
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

 

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