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Wooster97

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Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« on: June 02, 2013, 11:16:25 AM »
I just walked a half mile without crutches for the first time!

I wanted to share my accomplishment with people who would understand what a big deal it is to simply walk again without pain. The posts I've read here have helped me not get hung up on being a turtle with my recovery - thank you.

Christina
RH, uncemented Biomet, Dr. Gross & Lee Webb
4/24/2013

packman

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 01:56:19 PM »
Congrats Christina
Several weeks ago, I too shared your euphoria in how much fun it is to rediscover walking - here's wishing you become a high mileage lady!
It feels grat to be "normal" at certain things!
Was that without cane or cane for some minor support?
Onwards and upwards as you overcome previous limitations
Bilateral 99.9% Canadian,.1% USA re; BHRP (right) -3/21/13 Biomet uncemented - Dr. Gross / Lee Webb Columbia South Carolina
BHRP standard uncemented Dr Emil Schemitsch sept 25/17
London Ontario Canada
Damn Osteoarthritis!!

Jason0411

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 02:15:01 PM »
Congrats. Keep up the good work. It is amazing how many things you will soon take for granted but on the way they will all be milestones at some point.
RBHR Mr McMinn 6th December 2011.
Tripped and crushed head under cap 31st January 2012.
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Marco Polo

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 04:18:50 PM »
Christina:

Congratulations!  Yes, we hippies can understand the sense of satisfaction that comes from little things, like walking unassisted and without pain.  While we are recovering it seems like progress comes slowly, but if you stick to Dr. Gross' regimen you will be amazed how quickly you will be able to return to the activities you enjoy.  Best wishes for continued success!
Marco, RBHR, Della Valle, 3/29/13

hernanu

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 04:32:14 PM »
Excellent, Christina! nothing is small when you're coming back from OA.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 05:13:35 PM »
Christina, Congrats - I am now 4 weeks post-op and am just about to transition from the cane.  I am looking forward to joining you and walking implement free!  Great job again, Jeff

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 12:37:50 AM »
Congrats indeed! I do remember how happy I was to walk freely without pain; I bawled like a baby!! So happy for you!! Here's to many more wonderful walks!
Dr. Sparling WA Wright C+ 2010 right hip, petite female done at age 45

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 03:58:00 PM »
Congrats!! I know the feeling. I am 7 weeks out and ditched the cane finally at 6 weeks. What a great feeling.One more step to freedom!!

Dan L

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 04:10:21 PM »
Great Job!

Those are moments worthy of celebration.  Pat yourself on the back and keep the positive mojo going!

I remember my first walk without crutches after my first BHR, like you it was a half mile with my two dogs.  I normally walk alot routinely, but there was nothing more memorable (in a positive vein) than that first walk.

Keep it going.

Best rgards,

dan
« Last Edit: June 07, 2013, 05:39:18 PM by Dan L »
LBHR Dr Brooks, 10/2011; RBHR 2/2012

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 05:17:23 PM »
Congratulations Christina

It just keeps getting better from here!
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

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Re: Wanted to share my little triumph - 6 weeks post-op
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 02:28:22 PM »
I share your excitement. After 2 weeks I was allowed to drive. After 3 weeks I got rid of the walker. After 5 weeks got rid of cane. Was just given the go ahead to live my life as my body my body will let me. What a wonderful feeling. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

 

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