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Old 05-25-2009, 11:53 AM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, Texas USA
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Re: Feeling depressed 8 weeks post THR

As for work, can't say how your co-workers will react. But, my suggestion is to just be matter of fact about your limitations. Use your cane, bring in a reacher to help you pick up dropped pieces of paper, etc. Also, if you don't have a good orthopedic chair to sit in, bring a good cushion. There are quite a few on the market that would be suitable to bring to work. I didn't need any of these long at work--except the reacher, which was most handy. I didn't realize how often I drop paper until I was restricted from bending. I still have the reacher in my office, but its in a corner.

If anyone is snarky, just describe what the surgeon actually did to you. That will quiet anyone down....medical carpentry!!!