Hi all! Had 360/revision last Tues. Had a rough 4-5 days, but I'm doing better! Keep in mind that I've had surgery before, and I heal fairly well. I slept last night, in my own bed, from 11-6, without getting up for meds. Sat through a haircut today and went out for a short lunch. I can shower myself, shave my legs and took the shower chair out of tfraid thathe tub today. (will need it w/shaving legs in the future for stability) I even made dinner tonight.
As most of you can tell, the common thread is that everyone heals differently.....but it's possible to be up and around after surgery. Don't compare yourself to anyone, or try to out-do anyone, but do what's comfortable for you. I have enlisted my family, I have items to help (like the grabber), but I am able to manage a little better than my last surgery. Hopefully this is encouragement for post-op's, or people who are looking at surgery. I think (and only my opinion) that being up and around after surgery as tolerated and setting goals for yourself each day, makes healing easier and helps you avoid post-op complications. I actually feel better standing up and walking (to a certain extent).
Hope everyone is well!!!! -Andrea