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if i sound mardy-sorry,but i am mardy!i had a hip replacement 9 weeks ago,and was told by 12 weeks i should be able to do anything i could before the op-that is very unlikely,as to where i am today!I live alone though my daughter popped in and out for the first 2 or 3 weeks,andive had help walking my 3 dogs,for which im very grateful.ive managed fine with housework,since,and for the last 4 weeks have managed 3 walks a day with my dogs,so i can manage my life(im 68 and dont work)sounds like im not doing too bad,i know-but i still get quite bad pain,in the hip,and also in my lower back,on the bad hip side.im still using one crutch,i limp badly without it.If i try to increase my walk length,i get worse pain for a few days(-i usually walk round a medium sized field for each walk-)which is really depressing and dispiriting-i feel i ll never get back to normal!
ive seen my surgeon for my check up last week,he seems happy with me-but i seem to spend the best part of my day sitting about,and reluctant to move because it means pain!
ive had problems with painkillers,i cant take ibuprofen regularly,nor anything codeine based,so its paracetamol,which is frankly useless.i have my last physio appointment tomorrow,maybe i should ask advice?sorry to moan,but im feeling really depressed at the moment,id be grateful if anyone could give me some advice?thankyou for reading,pam.x
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