So, How Is Lesspawl Doing?

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  1. sabasgr68

    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, John @LessPawl !

    Just wanted to know how are you? Are you recovering as expected?

    Hoping is all well.

    Know that you´re in my prayers.

    Stay well, brother.


    Sabas.
     
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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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  3. LessPawl

    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Sabas,

    I'm 8 weeks removed from surgery as of tomorrow. I'm still reliant on the cane to walk, which sucks. I was pretty much pain free by late last week, so I figured it would be okay to mow the lawn. Oh boy, big mistake. About 1/3 of the way through just our front lawn, I was so sore it was a bummer. My swelling at the very top of the left leg where the thigh meets the pelvis increased exponentially too. I did too much, too soon. I've been going to physical therapy twice a week and I'm totally amazed at the new range of motion I now have in my new hip. It's really incredible. The healing process is a long one for some, and much shorter for others. 6 months to a year to be back to "normal" as the Doc calls it. I'm taking it all in stride and staying positive. I see Doc again in a week or so, so I'll get an official X-Ray backed opinion from him. I really appreciate you asking brother, thanks so much. I hope all is well for you and the family my friend.
     

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    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I´m glad you have a good range of motion with your physical therapy!

    Now, don´t do "too much, too soon" again! I know that when we start feeling better we want to do almost everything like normal again. But we have to be patience. We have to learn new patience.

    6 months to a year? Sounds very long, but in the end, before you know it the year has passed, and you´ll be able to do a marathon.

    Stay positive, as you say.

    Good to hear from you, John!

    Same as you, we are staying positive :) Thanks, John.

    :praying::thumbsup::guitar:
     
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  5. LessPawl

    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    @sabasgr68 Thanks again man. BTW, my marathon days are officially over. If I can do a slow paced 10K in a year from now, I'll be thrilled. Hang in there my friend.
     
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    Positive MoJo from Carolina Man
    God Speed
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks sloopdawg, very much appreciated.
     
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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    Prayers for you buddy. I know what you are going through. Baby steps, baby steps......
     
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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    @LessPawl - glad to hear you are adapting to your new bionics!

    Hope you quickly get to the point where you kind of forget you had the procedure!

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    If I had seen you mowing, I would have kicked your *ss back in the house...!
    Too many chance to make "forbidden" moves out there.
    Anyway, even if you have a minor setback, you are tracking along. Great to have the "new and improved" feel!

    Ice packs, man. That was what the therapist kept recommending for swelling. Half a freezer full!
    Spouse switched to warm pads at some point, don't remember how or why.
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind words, Shred, Rob, and Poodles, appreciate them, guys.

    Poodles, my wife pulled up in her car abs saw me mowing, and dang near did kick my arse. LOL She was MAD!!!!! Also, I am icing like a champ, that really does help a ton.

    Enjoy the day

    John
     
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    Well best advice I can give is LISTEN to the doc and FOLLOW his directions. As a rule they've done enough of these to know about how you're going to heal. Everyone I know that had trouble afterwards was from trying to do too much too soon. And good luck with it and heal quick.
     
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    Dont do stupid sh*t, man!!
    The more you force it, the longer its gonna take.

    Does this make you a Hipster?
    You sound like a pretty hip cat...

    Bad ump pshhh!!
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    A good friend who had it done about 10 years ago has always referred to himself since as "half assed." :)
     
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    That's only if he got the Thomann "Harley Benton" Hip model. If he opted for one 40% better (come on now..this is a guy known in town as "TooManyHips", the cost is surelt to skyrocket.
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Funny thing is, your friend is right.
     

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