Gregg- 3 Weeks

Well, today makes 21 days since my surgery. My hip is getting better and stronger by the day. I had a really good physical therapy session this morning. I have been on a cane for about 5 days.

Today is National Running Day so I committed to walking a mile in total. It took me 4 walks to complete the mile but I did it. I also was able to do some exercises tonight that I previously couldn’t. Such as sit ups, push ups, superman flying thingy on my belly with my arms and legs extended like I’m flying, some stretches, leg lifts.

I have my 30 day post op check up next Tues. I will also be starting my PT at the hospital instead of them coming to my house. I hope to be released to work in a couple of weeks. I’m getting cabin fever here at the house.

I hope to be able to start swimming and maybe stationary bike next week!

I am pleased with my progress. This week I have really progressed more so than any other week. Let’s keep it rolling! πŸ™‚

1 thought on “Gregg- 3 Weeks

  1. Gregg
    You are making great progress and the miles will just keep building. Depending on your doctor your staples should be out or coming out next week. They will probably wait one more visit before letting you in a pool. My doctor had me wait till 6 weeks to go into a pool because of the risk for infection and almost 10 before being able to ride a bike. You will love the outpatient, more equipment and people who specialize in rehab for strength training. When you go to your doctor ask him what your limitations are and have them put that on your physical therapy script. The PT needs this information so that you can get the best out of your time at the facility. The first few time at make sure you take advantage of the ice at the end. You might feel good and think I don’t need ice, the ride home sitting in the vehicle will stiffen your muscles.
    I hope this information helps and let me know if there is any more info you need.
    Doug

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