New hip, New log

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New hip, New log

Post by STB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:43 pm

Haven't posted in a while as I've been dealing with OA of the hip, bone on bone. Ha left hip total replacement on 11/11/13 and decided I had better start my log now to track my progress bouncing back from this shit. Been doing the prescribed therapy exercises since day 0, and added walking on 11/18. Started at 1/4 mile outside on my street assisted by a walker. As of 11/19, have been able to make short bursts around the house unassisted but use the walker or crutches when covering any distance. Did mostly dips and chins pre-op so I would be strong enough to be mobile with crutches etc. Will continue as is until I can get to the gym and start on the elliptical. We have a treadmill at home but the doc wants me to stay off of it until I'm a little more steady so I don't biff it and [email protected]#k myself up. Slow and steady.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by syaigh » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:19 pm

Best of luck to you. I've helped my mom rehab from two hip replacements and its no joke.
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Re: New hip, New log

Post by TomFurman » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:41 pm

Fantastic.. you may want to talk to Dan John for hints as well.
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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Thanks syaigh! Being 45, I thought I was way too young for this but the limitations that the bad hip put on me slowly became the worse option. Not only had I all but given up on fitness, I was skipping family hikes, walks to the fishing hole, and rough housing with my boys. Rehab will be a slow, uphill climb but at least the pain I'm feeling now will get better as I heal. Tom, I do plan on hitting up DJ for everything I can as well as other igxer's that have ended up in similar straits. Thanks for the advice! BTW, graduated to the cane today and walked .75 miles outside.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:05 pm

11/23

Walked .5 miles with cane. 2 rounds standard hip rehab exercises.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:21 am

11/24
3 x .5 mile walking with cane
3 rounds rehab exercises
11/25
3 x .5 mile walking with cane
3 rounds rehab exercises
11/26
3 x 10 minutes on treadmill Treadmill is an oldie, none of the readouts work so no idea how far. Was pretty knackered when done though.
2 rounds rehab exercises.
Amazing, my ROM on the replaced hip is already wider than pre surgery, and the muscles get stronger every day. I cantell I'm going to have to add some light stretches soon but the thought of dislocation freaks me out a bit.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by tough old man » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:30 am

Looks like you are coming along great! Keep up the great progress. We all want you back at your best for a long happy life.
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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Up to over a mile a day. Ready to kick this cane to the curb pretty soon. Limp doesn't show up until after a half mile or so. Doing some band adduction/abduction stuff randomly. After 2 years of misery, starting to think I made the right choice.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:46 pm

Walking several miles a day. No cane,no limp if I concentrate. Started 30 min. 3x a week on the eliptical and am lifting and hauling loads up to +/- #50 at work.

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by STB » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:52 am

Doc gave me full release if that's the right word, don't have to see him for 5 yrs if I don't screw something up!! Started 50/20 on dips and chins along with eliptical and band work for the hip, Numbers are pathetic, 25 on dips, and 20 on chins (band assisted).

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Re: New hip, New log

Post by CrapSammich » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:09 pm

STB wrote:Being 45, I thought I was way too young for this but the limitations that the bad hip put on me slowly became the worse option.
Ugh--that's rough. But it sounds like you're making good progress--keep it up!

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