If you have a physical therapist, listen to them, and do the exercises. I should still be doing mine everyday, but sometimes I forget; however, I am so much stronger. Be patient with your body. It will get stronger as you do more. I cannot believe how much muscle I had lost: they keep reminding me. I had gotten so sedentary, because of pain. At first, it seemed like I hurt every time I added another activity (not in my hip or leg, necessarily), but in my calves, my knees, my back, my shoulders, my chest, my arms. I would ice those places and use a heating pad, take some ibuprofen, and rest if I was miserable; but, when I felt better, I would get going again. Now, 6 months since my surgery, I am amazed at the change in what I can do; and I am dealing with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome too. I must add that I am thankful to God for helping me to do the things I need to do to heal.
I am going to add a link to a site that I went to, when I was checking on exercise I could do with a hip replacement: www.livestrong.com/hip-replacement/
If you scroll down it lists several types of activities on this page. I also found an interesting article about a ballet dancer that danced in Cinderella as one of the ugly stepsisters several weeks after surgery. I can't do that, but I sure plan to keep on moving. For my friends that might worry about dancing, I am always keeping in mind the protocol for how to move our hips. I am not doing anything too drastic.
I hope telling you about my progress is an encouragement. I did not mean to talk about myself so much. Love you all.
Edited by: ANNEHERBOFGRACE at: 6/9/2012 (14:05)
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