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Re: Total Hip Replacement

From: Lola
Date: 19 Sep 2000
Time: 16:33:16
Remote Name: 208.31.130.139

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There is an occupational therapy device that has a pincher on one end and a lever that controls it on the other. You can pick up a pill with it without bending. Ask your Dr. about how you go about getting one. There are also extended handled sponges for bathing your legs and feet as well as a gizmo for putting on socks without bending. You didn't mention physical therapy. You should be doing at least 6 or 7 different exercises a couple of sessions a day, this works miracles at easing leg and thigh pain as you regain your strength. I've had 2 THR's this year one left one right, my first one had less pain than the second, both of mine were uncemented as I'm 45. Cemented THR's make for a more difficult revision should it ever become necessary so I'm assuming you're young for a THR. Sounds like your Dr. is just being cautious so he probably has your health as a priority, some Dr.'s get you back on your feet at 4 weeks, some at 6. Some say don't ever cross your legs again for the rest of your life some say you're safe after 3 months. It seems to be a personal philosophy. Keep your faith it will get better..God bless you!

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