Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

5 09 2018

Hopefully – just not sure when. I’ve had my hip replacement done and it hurts like hell to sit at a computer for any time typing stuff so might be a while!

I had planned to do a week by week description of my progress but can’t face it right now. Maybe I’ll write useful stuff up into a few posts later when I can sit down! Luckily, walking around and pottering are fine…

Don’t go away. Plenty of great older posts to read πŸ™‚


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38 responses

9 09 2018
John Bainbridge

Hope you make a very speedy recovery.

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9 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks John – I suppose I’m probably doing better than many of his older patients but it doesn’t seem fast enough just the same!

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7 09 2018
Mark Kelly

All the best for a swift recovery and many more days in the mountains, Carol !

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks Mark. I’m thinking of giving up reading the various hillwalking forums as it’s just sooo frustrating right now!

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7 09 2018
underswansea

Hope you are back hiking the mountains soon. Take care.

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

Me too – I’m missing them horribly. Hope you and your family are well πŸ™‚

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6 09 2018
markadams99

Best wishes. I will dong my Tibetan singing bowl for you.

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

I could do with some music!

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6 09 2018
chrissiedixie

Really hope things improve for you soon x

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

Well there are slow improvements – I can sleep better now I’ve experimented with positions and timing of maximum pain-killing. But sitting is horrid and I think it will be for a long, long time!

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9 09 2018
chrissiedixie

πŸ˜•

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5 09 2018
Blue Sky Scotland

Great to hear you’ve had it done and that you are still mobile, standing up at least. Best wishes for an active future and more hillwalking/outdoor adventures to come. All the best for your recovery.

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks Bob πŸ™‚

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5 09 2018
Paul Shorrock

Best wishes for a swift recovery Carol.

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks Paul πŸ™‚

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5 09 2018
Paul Sammonds

Good luck with your rehab

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks Paul πŸ™‚

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5 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Hope you heal quickly and that things soon become more comfortable.

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

I hope it gets comfier to sit one day – I like sitting! πŸ˜‰

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6 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Yep… you have to be able to sit!

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

AND relax

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6 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Gawd yes… You are not filling me with hope when my doc says two replacements may be on the cards… 😦
I shall wait. As long as I can!

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

I’m pretty sure that I’ll have to have my other hip done in another couple of years. Compensating for the bad one wears the good joints out – everything downstream on the bad leg and the opposite hip. I’ve seen so many people having the other done a couple of years later 😦

The only good thing I can say that is, I’m about one day after 2 weeks now and quite a bit better. I can even sit for a while and sleeping is definitely better – only one huge lot of painkillers last night on going to bed and nothing else during the night!

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8 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Sounds like you are making progress! πŸ™‚

I can wait a while yet, I believe. I have too much walking I want to do before being tied by the heels…or the hips … for a while.

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

I think it’s wise to wait

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8 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Well I am planning on being around a bit longer than the replacements last…so I shall hold out a bit longer. Anyway, they might change their minds yet. They keep doing that… straight answers would be nice.

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

You’re allowed two πŸ˜‰

Physio kept me going for a good couple of years – apparently I wasn’t using my glutes enough (many people don’t). Worth having a word with a physio about strengthening the surrounding muscles if you haven’t already…

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8 09 2018
Sue Vincent

Seeing one in a couple of weeks πŸ™‚

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5 09 2018
Kristin

Hope you get better soon and are back on the mountains again.

I know that I, too, will need a new hip in a couple of years time, so would be interested in how you recover. Presumably you will be getting lots of physio?

All the best xx

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

The physios have rung me… but they haven’t organised anything yet. I’m still doing the exercises I was given in the hospital though and trying to walk a bit further each day. I’m also having a few small walks just to keep moving. Pottering is getting much easier round the house. I’m hoping to write up at least some of it soon but it’s the sitting thing…

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6 09 2018
Kristin

Oh dear, poor you. Would it be worth investing in one of those portable table-top standing desk thingies? My osteopath recommended I get one. Not that I did, as I find I can’t think if I am standing up. But I feel your pain about the sitting down. I know I am still a long way off, but even now being still and sitting is worse than moving (and, not that you want to hear this, but perversely pootling up hills seems to make it better, not worse ).

Stay strong and patient!

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

I’ve been standing to watch my DVDs in the evenings! I sit for a while and then I’m in too much pain to carry on so just stand and sway about from leg to leg and try to get them moving again.

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5 09 2018
Jim R

Does your computer do speech-to-text? You could stand and dictate. πŸ”ŠπŸŽ€πŸŽ§

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

nothing that advanced – it’s about 13 years old though…

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6 09 2018
Jim R

That is impressive.

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8 09 2018
mountaincoward

my backup laptop is even older!

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5 09 2018
George

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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6 09 2018
mountaincoward

Thanks George πŸ™‚

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