Loving hearing about your surgery and so glad it all going so well for you, it's about time. It helps all those others waiting for the same surgery to get the real truth (as it's lacking else where) When i had my surgery i really really thought i was moving around enough and pumping the ankles, but obviously not as i'd already got a dvt by day 3 (while still in hospital) so any pain, swelling PLS go and get it checked out, mine went unchecked or fobbed off for 6 weeks and by then life long damage had been done, damage i can't turn time back on and still suffer with now on a daily basis. So wear the vile compression stockings and move as you can.
I finally won my ESA tribunal in Jan but only got the back pay this week! And today they said i'm due to have another medical now in 4 months time. Wow i have to do it all over again. Did you know the ATOS group that are the medical group that assess you were trading under a different name in the USA and were BANNED due to unfair and forged medical reports? Yet the government are now handing over the DLA as well as ESA claimants to them. Shocking and super unfair.
Happy healing sweetie and i hope it all goes smooth sailing for you xx
How are you doing Paignton. Keep us posted and I'll of course be joining you in just over six weeks!
I am now managing to potter a little at a time around the house. Doing my exercises twice daily at the moment which is all that I can manage. The surgery pain is a little easier each day, but I cannot lie and say that it does not hurt when it does:-( I cannot believe that it is a week today since I had it done :-) My groin pain is worse than normal, so have no idea if that is where they have thrown my leg around during surgery lololol, or whether the operation has aggrevated the already permanent nerve damage?
Debbie you say about swelling. Well my right foot swells during the day, but once I have been for a lay down during the day on the bed it has gone back down so I am presuming that it is normal swelling from the surgery?? I am currently wearing the stocking most of the day and am also taking two tablets in an evening at 6.00p.m to prevent DVT as this time I was at a high risk of developing one due to some medication that I am having to take long term (joys of being a woman aye)! I am not at all in any pain with it?? Still having issues with getting out of our bed, so very shortly I am going to go and get in daughters double bed as she has a normal everyday mattress and just a memory foam topper. If I can get in and out of hers easier then you know where I shall be sleeping until I get a bit stronger!
I just wish that I could get out into the garden for a few minutes. It is hard at the moment though for me as we have such a high step at our front and back door to get in and out. Am hoping to be able to get out there on Sunday fingers crossed.
I have today had a couple of appointments throught the post. One for my six week check on 10th May and the other is for Chronic Pain Management Team. That though is not until 5th July. I am presuming they are leaving it that long to see just how much the groin pain has or has not settled down.
Debbie I cannot believe that about ATOS in the states and yet our bl$$dy stupid governement is now handing over the DLA side of things to them as well. Dreading then when I tell them had my THR once off crutches and been given the all clear on ALL counts. Aint telling em till then.
Have since contacted Outreach Team to air on the side of caution. Jo whom I spoke to said not to worry as it was absolutley normal, especially in my case as I had the FAI 18 months ago. She said that if I still worried tomorrow to call them back, and they will send a nurse out :-)
I wish you all the luck and happy hip healing as you begin your life with a new hip. I am glad that you got rid of the pre-op pain and that you can already feel it gone. Although you'll have ups and downs, at least you know you have hope of finally feeling better and hopefully will have your life back.
Good luck and will continue to follow your recovery!
stressed is desserts spelled backwards...coincidence? I think not.
I'm so pleased that your surgery went well. I really hope that the nerve damage finally settles down once you have fully recovered from the surgery. Let's hope that you'll be strong enough to get out and about just in time for summer!
Take it easy x
Well the nurse has just been and taken the dressing off. Not a single stitch to be seen anywhere, not even the knot ends! Has all dried up okay, just the scabs to fall off and she has now given me the okay to go to hydro when they call me this week.
The right calf has swollen by 5cms since Wednesday but she says that it is nothing to worry about?? Pain wise I am not doing to bad, it is the groin still givng me more pain than anything else. The surgery pain around the wound has really settled down and my medication is keeping it well under control
I asked her today how long I should be on my crutches for, and she said two for six weeks until I have seen MA and he will probably then advise sticks due to the weakness in the muscles around the hip itself. Hopefull the hudro will help with that as well :-)
I have managed to walk up the garden this morning, including the three steps that we have. Took me forever but it was a lovely feeling. lolol
Hope the rest of you are feeling okay or as well as can be.
You sound as if you are doing more each day, which is a really good sign, and great that the pain is settling . Glad to hear its healing well. I am sure the hydro will make a massive difference,although its tiring, but worth it to know you are doing something to stregthen the hip. It will be your 6 week appointment before you know it, then you will really be able to move forward.
Well done on getting outside, I bet it was nice to get some fresh air-bet you're soon back to Costas!
My costa friend has been up this morning-not the same at home though!
Just wish this silly swelling from the knee down to my toes would go! Paul wants take me out to Marks and spencers on Sunday.. but at the moment cannot get any of my shoes on at all :-( Walking up the garden in my slippers in one thing...............
........................but going out shopping in the is a no no lololol
Are you doing loads of ankle pumps and sitting with your feet up in between your walking around the garden? If so ,other than trying ice, I can't think of any other way to reduce the swelling. I guess its just time. I agree though, you might get some funny looks if you go shopping in your slippers Hopefully it won't take too long and you can start getting out a bit-its a good sign that you feel up to it. Is the pain starting to get easier?
I bet you can't wait to ditch those crutches, especially since you had to use them so much before the THR. Not long to go,and you will feel like a new woman