For those of you who are further along in your recovery:
* How long did it take before you were not limping at all?
* How long did it take before you had no pain or discomfort in the operated hip/leg?
* How long does it take before the operated hip and the healthy hip feel the same? (That is, you can’t tell that you had surgery except for the scar.)
* Under categories, how do I set up a personalized Reports category? At one point, I remember seeing a Q&A category, but I can’t see where to mark this post as Q&A now. Advice appreciated.
I am Week 5 post anterior left THR, age 41. I may need a right THR, but my doctor wants to wait three months minimum before a second surgery. I’m surprised/disappointed by how much my operated hip still hurts – not at the scar site, but the ache at the crease between leg and torso, including throbbing pain at night. Nonetheless, my doctor assures me that I am on track. I had one week of extremely painful nerve pain that felt like rolling in broken glass down the side of my operated leg and on backside, but that has ended. I do have substantial pins and needles in my left foot. I wonder if this is contributing to my tendency to limp? I can walk long distances, though my stride feels restricted, and I’m not too fast. After a long walk, I will be limping somewhat at the end of the day – much like walking after sitting in a car on a long road trip. I’m just frustrated because I think my expectations for recovery were set too high. I’m not at all near running. As I mentioned in a previous post, I feel rather like the tin man pre-oil can. Open to suggestions!