Bon Echo wrote:Hey Mr.Yuck, so glad to hear that the surgery went well and that you're home resting. I know this it's been on the radar for a while. Only a couple weeks off work??? I was off for 7 weeks after surgery on my foot, I assume a hip takes a bit longer to heal up that a foot does. Take it easy.
Ah, another naysayer, eh?
Don't worry, everyone I've ever known, from friends to immediate family to relatives to co-workers is included. The hip is actually a rather large joint, which doesn't have a lot of motion, compared to say a knee, or especially a foot. What does a foot have, about 100 moving parts?? I was on a "hip and knee" floor at the hospital, and it is said that knee surgery takes at least twice as long to recover from than hip surgery. I saw these people in physical therapy, their scar is about 14" long, and when they're asked to move a towel on the floor with their foot the first day or two, they're lucky if they can move it an inch. I had the anterior approach, i.e. minimally invasive hip surgery. The average person goes back to work with that after 4 weeks. It used to be 6 weeks average with "old fashioned" hip replacement, with a foot long incision around the outside of the hip, and muscles are cut to get the prosthesis in. So I'm going to roll at 3 weeks, and my Doc thinks I'm going to be totally fine, seeing as I'm "young" (53), and in relatively good shape as well. I mean yeah, I've gained a lot of weight, but I'm no complete obese lard arse or anything. I used to hike; play hockey; go Geocaching; etc..
Plus, I want the 2nd week in April off for vacation, which I haven't told work about yet. I figure no problem with that if I'm only out 3 weeks. So Doctors appointment on Monday the 30th, and I think I'm looking pretty good here.