Total hip replacement recovery


12 weeks post op. Feel I ‘should’ be completely better but still lacking stamina, very frustrating. Due to go back to work as a community mental health nurse but full of anxiety that I will just not function at the level required. visit to doctor, a locum GP who had had a THR back in July and only just back to work was lovely, I could have hugged her. She just understood and Said I was not fit to return to work and signed me off for another 4 weeks. I am due back on 27th December.
So, onward and upward, I am really trying to increase my exercise regime, I plan to do 2 walks a day. My walk consists of a half hour walk around a wood with a very steep 15 min climb a wee bit of flat then a descend. Also some Pilates to increase core strength. Jonny suggested I may have arthritis in other places than my old hip which makes sense. Must research about this. Perhaps should star swimming again… tricky in cold weather.
Also going to make most of time and repaint the kitchen in time for Christmas and finished all those woolly presents.


About Fiona Gordon

I am a mother and now a proud grandmother of two beautiful boys. I am married to Jon Lincoln-Gordon a wonderful landscape artist and teacher. I have worked as a mental health nurse for many years and understand the importance of nature and creativity to our mental health. I love living in our tranquil valley in Devon, I have a small flock of Jacob sheep and use their fleece to spin, dye, weave, knit and crochet. I grow a lot of my own dye stuffs and am never more happy than boiling up flowers heads and dying my own wool, well maybe when I have finished a project having created it from scratch. We decided to share our little bit of heaven by doing some Glamping, we have three old caravans we have restored so people can come and stay and top up on some peace and calm.

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