I had a total Hip replacement done Monday, home from hospital yesterday afternoon. Some pain from surgery, temporary discomfort, permanent improvement
Worst is I can't work on the "T" for about 6 weeks.
You can use the time for Model T books and videos.
6 weeks is about right and I was back at work after 8 after a total replacement. Mine was done a year ago last May. Since, I have heard, they have a new technique where they don't cut muscles and tendons, leading to a faster recovery. Just work it every day and you'll do well
I feel for you, William. Hang in there and get well soon.
Having had both, I think the hip is a quicker recovery than knees (although I did both knees, so maybe that's not a good indicator). The rehab for knees was much more intense for me, whereas the hip seemed to go quicker and with less pain.
Good luck. The books and video idea from Steve sounds like a good idea,
Thanks for the encouragement, I do plan to use the
time for books and videos as I am a complete novice and learning as I go along. Not sure if I have the new technique surgery, I would guess not as progress is slow in rural Northern New York.
I have a remote control helicopter / airplane simulator.
They should make a Model T simulator! lol
I like the idea of the Model T simulator, so who is going to build one. The hard part will be putting in all the rattles and oil leaks
I made a very simple one for a presentation using a hogs head, steering column, firewall, chair and a lot of imagination. A few people went for a "ride", every one appeared to have a good time and it sure generated questions.
Therapy is key to my recoveries. Hopefully a cute young interested therapist
I had a total hip replacement last July. It was done on a Tuesday and I was back at my store and shop working on Saturday. Walked with out a walker by the next Tuesday and with out a cane in three weeks. It can be done. I do use a cane some because of my left knee. It will be done next fall.
Thanks for all the encouragement. My surgery was on 4/14, came home on 4/17. Started PT on 4/21. Still using the walker but am about ready to move on to the cane. Have used the cane a little but not exclusively. Went back to Dr on 4/24, incision healed no dressing needed. Next Dr appointment on 6/10, he won't release me to be able to drive or work until that visit. At 73 I am fully retired, only work I do is on the "T". Or yard work.
Why would they make a remote controlled helicopter/ airplane simulator? i thought the idea of remote controlled scale models was to simulate the full size thing already?