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... nursing home, I now remember that for about the first three days I used a manually operated wheelchair to get around and so did all the other hip people. My surgeon had told me that I could put weight on the operated leg anytime it felt comfortable. ... (12 replies)
... Will it make you feel any better to learn that I had both my hips replaced in my 70s? ... (2 replies)
... It is worth its weight in gold and you know the price of gold these days. Being able to sit on the bed and put on your socks and shoes yourself will give you much greater independence and take a load off the rest of the family. And if you live alone, you HAVE to have dressing aids. ... (4 replies)

... had arthritic cysts on both hips. I had a fracture of my left hip and a partial Hip Replacement, ball and stem down leg. The cysts were removed when I had my left hip PHR. ... (607 replies)
... Joint Replacement etc. ... (18 replies)
... your age, condition, what kind of surgery you are having, the layout of your living quarters, etc. I can tell you what I used. ... (143 replies)
... itself have made me feel like a helpless child. I have cried and cried from the pain and the inability to walk. I literally have no range of motion in my right hip and I lurch and limp when I walk. Everyone literlly moves out of my way!!!!! ... (78 replies)
... it has really taken me for a nightmarish ride. However, a month can be like a year or ten when you are in pain every second and nothing can relieve it. I did not even know I had a hip problem until I took a bad fall and broke my opposite foot. ... (78 replies)
... Your doctor is all wrong about your not needing walker, cane, sock aids, and other dressing aids! Those are standard helps for hip replacement recovery and rehab! ... (17 replies)
... So glad to pass on what I learned during my recoveries from the two hip replacements. ... (12 replies)
... I think you will be fine on the plane and cab home. Maybe your hip surgeon should be asked that question. Having your husband along to assist will be wonderful. Remember to get in cab "seat first" on the cab seat! ... (12 replies)
... about a year apart. The last one was a year ago this August 24 and at the time I was 80 years old. Compared to my age at hip replacement you are a mere girl! ... (2 replies)
... The PT people should teach you how to go up and down steps. I observed many doing this at our rehab place PT room. ... (143 replies)
... Welcome to this wonderful board. I don't remember being shaky and stiff two months after my right hip replacement, but I do know that the more walking you do with your new hip, the better. ... (9 replies)
... ith my HMO, but not until a few weeks beforehand, and I'm trying to get a sense of what to expect in the recovery period. I'm a college teacher in my early 60's, live alone with a little dog but have quite a few friends willing to help out. ... (143 replies)
... I was in a rehab center for two weeks after my right hip replacement, because I live alone. I had ordered a sock donner and a reacher, plus a long handled shoe horn. The sock donner is essential for putting on your socks yourself. ... (143 replies)
... I am delighted that you have found my list helpful. I couldn't have gotten along without any of them and even now a year after my December 2008 hip replacement, I still use the sock donner, long handled shoe horn, grabber, dressing stick to push off socks. ... (143 replies)
... Thank you Sue, Leg, and Tobias. ... (9 replies)
... Operated hip is pain free. I just started back at the gym on a regular basis and have been told I can basically do anything I want so long as I observe a few restrictions. ... (13 replies)
... I can't speak to depression, because haven't experienced that. Sorry you are feeling so down. ... (76 replies)

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