I guess I am posting for encouragement!
) I had a partial hip replacement on February 27, 2005 (nine weeks ago today) as a result of being knocked down by my dog! I've had the in home physical therapy, graduated from a walker to a cane, and have been released by my doctor who says I am doing fine. I might have been over optimistic in thinking that by now I'd be walking well on my own, with little or no pain. Such is not the case. I don't use the cane in the house, but do have a bad limp, and it hurts a lot. I have reached the point where I am taking only Tylenol and can sometimes go for an entire day with only taking two regular strength when I get up and two more when I go to bed. Unfortunately, we are in a stormy weather pattern, with cold temps and one rain/snow storm after another. When these cold fronts move in I have a lot more pain.
I am wondering what some of you others think about my progress. Am I just expecting too much, too soon? Should I be able to expect improvement to begin to happen more quickly soon?
Another question.......is it usual to have numbness, not just where the incision was, but in other areas down the leg? I am not totally numb, but do have areas that seem to have sensory disturbance. The two little toes on that foot feel just as if they are poking through a hole in a sock, and are a little numb. I'd welcome any comments you may have. It's all well and good to be told I am doing fine, but I just wish I felt fine!