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Making progress (Hip replacement)

I am 6 weeks post of as of this past Saturday. I am making slow progress, but I am making progresses. My PT just cut me back to 2 times a week from 3, I have a PT that comes to my house, I want to keep my circle of contact small

 

I am still sleeping on the recliner, flat on my back which is leading to shoulder and headaches.

 

I am very leery about sleeping in my bed, but I do miss it. I am scared to navigate the bedroom for late night potty runs, I am afraid I will get all messed up in my covers.

 

I am making progress.

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

 

 

Hang in there!  Recovering from major surgery is never a speedy process.  It is important to build back all your muscles and strengthen your body.

 

Perhaps you can use a European coverlet on your bed--it takes the place of sheets and blankets and is easy on and off.

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@FancyPhillyshopper 

 

What is a European Coverlet and what would be the purpose, sounds like a sleeping bag, I can not seem to find on on line

 


@FancyPhillyshopper wrote:

 

 

Hang in there!  Recovering from major surgery is never a speedy process.  It is important to build back all your muscles and strengthen your body.

 

Perhaps you can use a European coverlet on your bed--it takes the place of sheets and blankets and is easy on and off.


 

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.
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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

@I am still oxox 

 

Your key words: "making progress". When recovering from a surgery an injury, or other very serious health issues! Time should not matter, progress seen and felt should be everyone's goal.

 

I am really happy to read this. Stay with what is working for you. And those late night runs? Be very, very careful!

 

 

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

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Glad to hear you are making progress.

 

Would night lights help you navigate during the night?  I don't have convenient wall outlets for nightlights, but I found a night lamp on Amazon.  It looks like a pretty vase and it sits on my dresser.  It takes a 4 watt night light bulb, and it is a plug-in.  Search "Ibis & Orchid night lamp"  on Amazon to see them.  I have one in my bedroom and one in my kitchen.  

 

Hang in there and keep on improving!!

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

@I am still oxo It's good news that you continue to make progress! @DottieBlue  's idea of keeping a light on sounds like a good idea. Would extra bed pillows or a memory foam pillow make the recliner more comfortable? When my mom had hip replacement surgery, she too slept on a recliner for a while.

When you feel ready for a bed again, would an adjustable bed frame be helpful? My mom had a queen one. She used  a queen bottom sheet but a twin top sheet and a twin blanket or a throw.

Take care and hang in there.

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

@Desert Lily  

 

We have two twin coverlets that we used when my hubby was recovering from his hip saga, I am using on on the sofa and I think when i go back to sleeping  in our bed we will use them for a while, less fabric to get messed up with

 


@Desert Lily wrote:

@I am still oxo It's good news that you continue to make progress! @DottieBlue  's idea of keeping a light on sounds like a good idea. Would extra bed pillows or a memory foam pillow make the recliner more comfortable? When my mom had hip replacement surgery, she too slept on a recliner for a while.

When you feel ready for a bed again, would an adjustable bed frame be helpful? My mom had a queen one. She used  a queen bottom sheet but a twin top sheet and a twin blanket or a throw.

Take care and hang in there.


 

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

@I am still oxox  glad to see you are progressing, sounds like you are doing well in your recovery 

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Re: Making progress (Hip replacement)

That is good news.  I had TKR in January and was up and about quickly.  However when. I broke my femur I was in a rehab 7 weeks.  Takes time and patience.  Keep up the good work.