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kimberly52

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13 Weeks Out
« on: July 07, 2013, 03:32:59 PM »
Hi all,

I just stopped in for a 13-week report.  Most of my previous posts were about this or that going wrong or some other frustration.  However, most of that is in the past and at 13 weeks out recovery is now sailing along quite well.

Been back to work for 6 weeks now and aside from getting stiff from sitting all day, it is going well.  I make sure that I take a walk every 1/2 hour or so and that helps with the desk job duty.

Returned to the gym 4-weeks ago, doing light hiking, swimming, and biking in addition to walking as much as I can.  And those stretching exercises I have learned are very important to continue no matter how good I may feel.

Although I can physically do what I want, I am mindful to back off and not overdo it.  Sometimes it is very hard to hold back because I feel so good physically.  However, good sense tells me that I am not quite there yet.  It is also hard knowing that my husband is out running which is what I formerly loved to do.  I keep telling myself that it will happen all in good time.

I think that the most important things I have learned through this experience are patience and more gratitude for the abilities that I do have.

Kim
LBHR 4/6/13
42/44
Dr. Michael Clarke

hernanu

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 05:46:08 PM »
Great post Kim. Don't discount the value of putting down frustration, things going wrong, etc.

The best thing we can do is note that so when future hippies are going through the same, they can look at your experience and see what they're going through.

It's also important to see this, that in due time, with good hard work, things improve to this point. You're right, the best thing to do is to be patient. It's also the hardest thing. You still have a stretch to go, but it sounds great.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

MikeF

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 05:43:17 PM »
Great to hear Kimberly. Listening to your experience is very helpful. Keep progressing, keep posting.
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hernanu

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 08:14:32 PM »
That's great, Mike - keep us posted.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

kimberly52

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
Oh wow Mike that came fast!  My best wishes to you. :)
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Juno

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 03:05:35 PM »
Good luck Mike! I am 2 days post op and doing well. I wish you an uneventful surgery  and an easy recovery.
Right resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 7/11/13
Left resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 12/11/13

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Re: 13 Weeks Out
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 03:45:41 PM »
Thanks to you all. I have my raised toilet seat. Still in the box. Will practice this weekend......should be good to go.
No pun intended.

 

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