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Hidden Blessings

Everyone can benefit from the encouragement of a promoter and believer in their abilities. I’m grateful for the activists in my life and therefore try to reciprocate by being supportive of others, especially Mark. 933 more words


Moving like a normal human being again

So, incredibly, it’s now 13 weeks and the last two have been a pretty good test of how the new hip is doing and, frankly, it’s doing pretty damn well.  1,039 more words

Chronic Oral Antibiotics Boost 5-Year Infection-Free Implant Survival after Certain PJIs

Along with the sharply rising number of total hip and knee arthroplasties performed in the US comes an increasingly compelling need to prevent periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs). 240 more words


They didn't make me go to rehab, I said "No? OK looks like I'm doing it myself."

Considering that hip replacement surgery has a massive impact on how you walk and move it does seem very odd that the only physio I’ve had are the exercises I was shown in hospital which are only designed to get you through the initial weeks – getting in and out of bed, getting around with crutches or zimmer frame, up and down stairs and general mobilisation exercises.  1,044 more words

Hello toes! Did you miss me?

7 weeks post op and, provided I am sitting down and leaning forwards, I can put shoes with laces on and socks on.  The socks are still a bit tricky but the sock gadget is no longer an absolute necessity.   400 more words

A Poem of Gratitude dedicated to Dr. Hang-seob Yoon

Doctor Yoon Hang Seob

We came here two weeks ago,
With a huge fear and no place to go.
From the moment we saw you for the first time, 180 more words


Crossing the barrier

Today I am officially at the magic 6 weeks line.  The “don’t do this till after 6 weeks” magic date and I am working it for all its worth. 669 more words