Hello everyone I am 2 days post op and feeling good mostly. Surgery took approximately 2 hours with a ceramic/polyethylene/titanium prosthesis. I was up at about a few hours later and once in the hospital room I was encouraged to go use the bathroom and do a little walking. Not much pain at all. So much less than pre op. Even sitting down not much pain. The next day PT came and we did some walking appx. 30 ft. and to do it twice more that day, not much pain at all. Today we did more walking and exercises such as stairs one at a time, knee raises, etc. I can tell there is some swelling and that adds to the soreness and immobility. I’ve been prescribed Oxycodone, Celebrex, aspirin, amd tylenol.
I’m so glad I found this sight. I have learned and appreciate it very much. I did buy the book and something that was really helpful was, if you are capable enough, then exercise and strengthen those muscles before the surgery. I noticed after doing 20 minutes on the recumbent bike made my hip sore, however after a nights rest and some Aleve I could tell my hip was stronger and was easier to walk on the next day. Plus the encouraged blood flow by exercise helped the pain.
I just got home from the hospital and need rest. I’ll post again in a week.