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  • Recovering Well at Home After Surgery

    Good Afternoon,Crew! I've been making steady progress since I came home from the hospital after having my right hip replaced. Working with physical and occupational therapists, I can now navigate the front porch steps as well as get in and out of the car with minimal assistance. I even made a trip up and down the basement stairs, too, but that has to be done with a therapist alongside. I use my cane to walk around inside of the house and use the walker when outside. Last Wednesday I met with my surgeon for the first follow-up appointment and it went very well. Thirty Staples were removed from the 8 1/2" long incision making it a lot more comfortable for me and he gave me the go-ahead to take showers once again. The swelling in my right leg is decreasing over time, my strength is returning, but I still have a ways to go before I can walk any distance. I may get clearance to drive when I meet with the Dr. again in another month. Getting there! In a couple of months, I may very well be working on the new railroad again.

  • #2
    Good progress! Keep up with the PT.

    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


    • #3
      Good to hear. As Dave mentioned, keep up with the PT. Rest as you need to and don't let folks tell you're slacking. You're doing what you need to do for You.


      in Michigan


      • #4
        Russ, glad your now riding on the railroad to recovery!

        Next stop PT.

        Greg Shinnie


        • #5
          Good to hear and to hear it once more...Keep up with the PT. Don't overdo it, but don't get 'satisfied' too quickly and stop.

          Like Greg said, you're riding the RR of recovery


          • #6
            It is great to hear from you, Russ. Keep as active as you comfortly can, and soon your hip surgery will be a distant memory.[:-bouncy]


            • #7
              That's great Russ! Keep up the recovery and PT or else you might get a visit from GPL.

              Take the red pill


              • #8
                Thanks, Guys! I have to give a big shout-out to my wife.[:-angel] Janet's been carrying the full load from cooking and cleaning to grocery shopping and doing the laundry. I'm looking forward to being able to pitch in and do a few things to help her out.


                • #9
                  Good to hear, Russ. All the best on the progress.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                  • #10
                    Take it easy Russ. Just do what you can don't rush it.

                    Plan that new RR is that going to be Sn3 or HOn3???

                    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


                    • #11
                      Best wishes for a speedy recovery!


                      • #12
                        PT sucks for sure Russ but it has to be done. Good to hear you are doing well, hope your progress continues at an even faster rate!!!


                        • #13
                          Advice from a professional patient, me. Do what your doctor and wife says. Complain about the PT, ( it’s a rule somewhere) but do it. Glad to have you back and posting. Good wishes.



                          • #14
                            Tom...I'm onboard with everything that I have to do and I think that I need a lift in my left shoe. I seem to have a small leg length difference and, from what I understand, is to be expected.

                            Jerry...Because of a complete lack of Sn3 power truck availability, I had to cancel my ideas for an Sn3 traction layout. I have enough HO diesel power and rolling stock, however, to build an early 1950s Erie switching operation on the present bench work. There will be model railroading!


                            • #15
                              Wishing you a speedy recover! :up: and return to MRRing!