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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

Captain's Log - progress report

So here we are, 5 weeks to the day from the op and how are we doing?  Pretty good generally.

1  I’m home.  Well I’ve been coming home every day to do stuff, watch tv and not use up my Mum’s broadband allowance but I’ve been going back to hers to eat in the evening and sleep there.  1,257 more words

Daily progress

It’s not exactly an evangelical “Hallelujah!” and throw your crutches away instant improvement but things are now improving on a daily basis.

On Monday I was using one stick to get around and took the bus into the city to do some shopping.  617 more words

Doing more

The dressing, ie the piece of clear plastic covering the wound, was duly ripped off by the practice nurse this week and the wound pronounced excellent.  999 more words