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Old 05-24-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
WindieOne WindieOne is offline
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Re: Feeling depressed 8 weeks post THR

Hi Bossygirl,

Don't get down on yourself because, even though you're still using a cane, you are still healing and we all heal at different rates. I too am 8 weeks post hip replacement (3/30) and, like you, cannot leave the cane. I went back to work 3 weeks ago and thank goodness it has only been part time because after 4 to 6 hours, my hip is ready to come home and rest. At home I've been able to walk short distances without aid but any time I go out I have to use either my cane or one of my crutches. I'm also feeling tired of having to use the assistance but figure that I'm healing at my own pace and that I'll eventually get there. Hang in there and keep smiling