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Date: 05 Jan 2001
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Sorry to hear about your hip problem. I am 6 months post-op. I am doing well, this cold weather does not help with flexibility. To answwer some of your questions, I had someone with me for 2-1/2 wks, but I did not have small children to care for. At 2 weeks I was making my own lunch and doing a little around the kitchen. At 4 wks I was doing the laundry and dusting etc... I only went up and down steps once a day for until 6 wks. At 6 wks I was driving and back to work part-time..but very stiff and sore. Not much pain jsut muscles trying to regenerate after surgery. Do not take this surgery lightly. Do your homework and ask a thousand questions.Mostly listen to your Dr. and the precauions he gives you. You will not be able to bend over for several months etc... Good luck and take care of yourself before surgery. Muscle strengthing is important I wish I had more time for this before my surgery.