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One month after THR

February 6th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s been a month since I had my total hip replacement. For the most part things have been progressing slowly, but they are definitely moving in the right direction. The hip is feeling really good. It’s amazing to be able to sit on the subway or in a restaurant and not be in terrible pain. Walking is still difficult, but I already am walking better than I did prior to the replacement, albeit with a cane. The strength still isn’t there, but the range of motion is better, which allows me to take more normal strides and also stand up straight.

My first follow-up with my surgeon is scheduled for this coming Friday, February 11th. I’m interested to hear what he has to say about my status, especially since I didn’t really get a chance to talk to him after the surgery. I also hope to get copies of my latest x-rays. I only got a glimpse of my new hip when they took a post-op x-ray in the PACU.

  1. Brian
    February 9th, 2011 at 12:39 | #1

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month! Glad to hear that things are progressing well, now that you’re part robo you’ll have to choose sides when the machines rise… ;)

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