Just an update on getting bi-lateral THR, it’s been 10 days since my surgery. The first week was rough, nausea, lightheadedness, and major swelling around the whole groin area and lower part of the stomach. To replace both hips at the same time is very traumatic on your body, I’m not sure that I would both sides at the same time. Today I’m feeling much better and I’ve been walking for the last 3 days without any aid, and I’m going to the gym to work out on the elliptical machine. I would walk the neighborhood but there’s snow on the road and I don’t want to risk slipping. The hips feel good, and getting up and walking was never an issue after the surgery, it was just the trauma of having both hips replaced at the same time that was the issue. So, for anyone thinking about having bi-lateral THR, I wouldn’t say don’t do it, but be aware that the first week might be very difficult for your body to recover from.
Hi, my name is Todd, I’m 59 year old, and I’m scheduled for bilateral THR on Jan 3, 2018. I’ve been active my whole life and like most people on this site I thought I would run, bike, hike, and ski until it was time to meet the maker. Unfortunately my hips had other plans, and yes, like so many others I thought my running days were over, and maybe they are. But at least now I have some hope that I will run again. Getting back to running would be awesome, but my bigger goal is just getting back to having an active lifestyle. It seems that when you can’t do what you love doing that your mental psyche is as big of a problem as your hips and it becomes difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Most active people have a pretty good outlook on life and are always looking forward to that next “adventure”, whatever it may be. I don’t know what the future holds for me, I’m very scared and nervous, but I do know that this is the only option I have to get back to some type of normalcy. So thank you to all that have posted, it really has helped me, particularly when I have to answer all of the questions from all my family, friends and co-workers, and if you were like me the first thing they do is blamed my running for my hip problems. Best of luck to everyone in 2018, and the question we all need to answer is “In 2018 I will ____?”