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Hi fellow hip replacement people!

Today my grand daughter took me to the clinic for my post op exam with my hip replacement surgeon. I will have another one 4 weeks from today.

Everything is perfect! I can now take a shower - water can go over the incision but not to use soap or washcloth or touch the area.
Along with this, no more dressing bandage on the incision. Girls, I can't wait to wash my hair.

The x-ray of my new replacement looks wonderful, and the two hip replacements match up perfectly. I of course still use my walker - love that thing.

You all can imagine how I am rejoicing today!:D

I will use up my few remaining meds and then go to acetaminophen if I need a little relief for any sensitivity.

I of course will still observe all restrictions, and continue doing my pressing -against-the-mattress leg exercises, both day and during the night. I will do a lot of walking around home.

I am planning on going grocery shopping in about a week, allowing plenty of time for the meds to get out of my body before my first trip. Driving itself will be no problem since it is my left hip this time. The first time around my right leg was sensitive for a few trips but that soon was over. I didn't have any trouble using the brake and gas pedals that time around.


A visiting RN will come tomorrow to check my INR. She will have one of the new $20,000 hand-held gadgets. I am so glad they have these now because there is no way I could get to a lab or clinic to have the consistency of my blood tested - I am on warfarin till September 22.

A PT will come tomorrow but I plan to tell him I see no need for home PT - my thigh muscles are in great shape. I think that the PTs at the rehab facility realized that I didn't need much PT there either. But the health care people will want to have official word that I don't need PT.

This has been a very happy day for me. :cool:

Shirley H.
[QUOTE=Silver Swan;4074730]Hi fellow hip replacement people!

Today my grand daughter took me to the clinic for my post op exam with my hip replacement surgeon. I will have another one 4 weeks from today.

Everything is perfect! I can now take a shower - water can go over the incision but not to use soap or washcloth or touch the area.
Along with this, no more dressing bandage on the incision. Girls, I can't wait to wash my hair.

The x-ray of my new replacement looks wonderful, and the two hip replacements match up perfectly. I of course still use my walker - love that thing.

You all can imagine how I am rejoicing today!:D

I will use up my few remaining meds and then go to acetaminophen if I need a little relief for any sensitivity.

I of course will still observe all restrictions, and continue doing my pressing -against-the-mattress leg exercises, both day and during the night. I will do a lot of walking around home.

I am planning on going grocery shopping in about a week, allowing plenty of time for the meds to get out of my body before my first trip. Driving itself will be no problem since it is my left hip this time. The first time around my right leg was sensitive for a few trips but that soon was over. I didn't have any trouble using the brake and gas pedals that time around.


A visiting RN will come tomorrow to check my INR. She will have one of the new $20,000 hand-held gadgets. I am so glad they have these now because there is no way I could get to a lab or clinic to have the consistency of my blood tested - I am on warfarin till September 22.

A PT will come tomorrow but I plan to tell him I see no need for home PT - my thigh muscles are in great shape. I think that the PTs at the rehab facility realized that I didn't need much PT there either. But the health care people will want to have official word that I don't need PT.

This has been a very happy day for me. :cool:

Shirley H.[/QUOTE]
Congratulations! I am 1 year post op and could not be happier. I have so much more of my life back. I never imagined it would be so "Helpful." Work hard at rehab-the price you pay in therapy pays dividends.





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