6-week post THR appointment
Had my 6-week followup with my surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. The appointment went well. He said I still have about 6 weeks of recovery left. I was happy to hear that the hip precautions are gone, except for crossing my right leg over my left. That will make things easier. He also said I’m allowed to sleep on my right side again. That’s not going to happen quite yet, since sleeping on that side was painful even before the surgery.
He reiterated that “walking is my friend,” and encouraged me to do it often. He explained that during the hip replacement, they cut through my iliotibial band, which is why I’m still not walking very well.