45 Weeks Post #HipReplacement

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This week I swallowed my pride, and faced my fear, and finally after all this time, visited the dentist.

When I had my surgery, you inevitable have a throat tube, during the operation. And with having #EhlersDanlosSyndrome I have weak, crumbly teeth. See here for info

So after awaking from my operation, my tongue discovered 2 freshly broken, chipped teeth.

Thankfully they didn’t hurt, and didn’t present a problem until recently. The last few weeks, I’ve had tooth ache. But I’m afraid of the dentist…..

I thought it was firstly a check up, as they don’t know what to do until they have examined it. But at least I’ve made this first step. But NO it was a filling with no injections just a clean up and filling. He was supportive, he actually knew what Ehlers Danlos Syndrome was and how it affects me. I was super impressed.

Also this last week I’ve been faithfully doing the number 4 stretches, with success in ability. But it’s hurting the right legs knee and hip is still swelling up too. So it was time to see what my physiotherapist says about it.

There’s been an improvement, so we proceeded to test it gently. And although it’s swelling up, she says it’s to be expected for 12-24months. So I feel a lot better about it.

  • 5 mins stationary bike no resistance
  • 20kg leg press x 10 reps
  • Bosu ball walkovers (using parallel bars for stability) x 10 reps
  • Bosu ball side leg lunges (using parallel bars for stability) x 10 reps
  • Upside down Bosu ball Balance squats (using parallel bars for stability) x 10 reps
  • Walking lunges (using parallel bars for stability) x 10 reps
  • Duck walking with Red band (using parallel bars for stability) x 10 reps

To say I walked out would be a lie, I practically crawled out, as that was brutal while it’s so swollen and sore. It’s now 4 days after this appointment and the pain is subsiding. I literally couldn’t move for days, it was far far too much!!

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