Finally the damn compression stockings can come off. Freedom at last. Though I say this, and yet at the same time, every twinge will send me into DVT panic. So it’s bitter sweet to get rid of them.
Such dry skin from them though.
Scar is looking good, but hip still swollen, especially over the bony area. And numb, around the scar I can’t really feel anything at all, I often knock it as there’s no sensation.
I have another week until hydrotherapy and my 6week post op check up. (It will be 6 weeks 6 days) So it’s just me bumbling along trying new things to challenge the hip, but at the same time not aggravate the sore bits.
So today I am trying to do some compound exercises, so not just physio, more weight loss exercises. These use more muscles groups all together, and help burn fat.
Goblet Squats 10 reps
I honestly can’t go this low, but I pretend I’m about to sit on a chair, then come back up. But holding a weight means I’m relying on my legs to push me back upwards.
Three Point Single Arm Row 10 reps
Isolating the arm and working the shoulders, which badly need it after crutch and walking stick usage.
Chest Press 10 reps
Working the chest and shoulders again and the chest, help build some strength and stamina back into them. I do mine lying on my bed or floor.
Reverse Lunge (But as I can’t stand solely on one leg yet, I have swapped this for) Hip Bridge 10 reps
Helps the back, and hip flexors and build glutes back up. Slow and steady as everything has been cut, and need to repair.
Supine Marching 10 reps
Pull your tummy in, pelvic aligned, march on the spot but lying down, on the bed or floor. Works the core while protecting you from weakness in the back, as well as stomach.