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Week 10 - Wobbly in the water; right hip plays up; physio fundamental for full recovery

I decide to start a regular swim, another sport that I had to more or less give up several years ago, because of the pain in the hip sockets. 909 more words

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Week 9 - Walking to school; physio showing results

I walk R to school on a very autumnal morning; blowy wind, skittering leaves, flashes of weak sun. He pockets ‘helicopters’ blown down from the sycamores overhead to play with later in the playground, and we snatch a few last blackberries. 122 more words

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Week 7 - Up a tor, slowly; back behind the wheel

I turned a corner this week when, suddenly, the pain in the knee and shin I’ve been whingeing on about for weeks disappeared. The hip has obviously reached a point of healing and strengthening where it can at last prevent most of my weight being transferred to the knee. 394 more words

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Day 42 or the 6-week mark - more physio and a phone consultation

Today marks six whole weeks from the operation, and I have both a physio appointment and a phone consultation with my consultant, (neither of us thinking it worth the hassle, time and expense, especially me, to have a meeting in-person. 440 more words

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Day 40: Blackberries + butterflies = a sore knee

I’ve done too much. It’s Sunday, the traditional day of lovely long cliff walks which I have had to forgo for many months, and to which I am itching to return, and obviously pushing it too much, too soon. 230 more words

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Day 36 - 38: post THR digging is doable; scar area less sensitive (until near-collision with tractor)

I read somewhere that you shouldn’t dig the garden for several months after a hip replacement. Like a red rag to a bull, really. Off I go with my newly bought cyclamens (amazing how little I buy at the garden centre when acccompanied by my husband/chauffeur) and a fork to the end of the garden where it’s all looking a bit bare and autumnal. 309 more words

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Day 27 - 29: 4 weeks and still need one crutch; hard surfaces hard going; zero drugs at last

Tomorrow will be 28 days – 4 weeks from the operation. The physio said in 4 weeks I wouldn’t need my crutches to walk, but to keep at least one visible to protect me from scatty pedestrians. 359 more words

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