Just left the house - on my own!!

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Hi folks, its been a big day forme today. I'm 20 days post op and have just left the house n my own, and on public transport. I took the tube from Stockwell to Mornington Crescent and went to the gym! There is a gym there that is only for strengtenning exercises - no cadio - I'm a member and I  went and did just the upper body exercises, all on about half my normal weights, just to start getting my muscles mobilised. I came back on the tube as well. I'm on crutches so the escalators were a bit tricky, but I managed. My foot feels a little achy and I'm shaking a little with the effort of it all, but very very excited to be released from house arrest!

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    Blimey , aren't you over doin it a bit? 3 week post op? Are you still wearing a special shoe?Good luck, but take it easy !
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      Yeah I was a little nervous setting out, but i reckoned I could take a cab home if it seemed too much. The surgeon said I could do upper body exercises. So far so good, I seem to be OK maybe the foot will ache a bit more this evening, I'll report back on that. 
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    Very brave!! And very jealous of your good doing, my first trip was to Sainsburys and my second to the pub!!! 

    Feeling proud? 

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    You're incredible!!  Congratulations.  I was still in bed at three weeks. No weight bearing for 6 weeks. Personally, I think the sooner you're up and out, the better.
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    That's very encouraging. I am having my op tomorrow and have tickets for a show in 3 weeks. I thought I would have to cancel tickets but you have given me hope. 
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      Hi Christine, my op was sept 19th. Last monday, 17 days postop, we went to a show. After the show, there was a party. I had no problem, no extra swelling or pain. I was sitting there for two hours and standing( with one crutch, at the party for one hour.  I hope everything went well.
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    Well done, my first trip was also the pub, and then various coffee shops, but did take the bus to the doctor to have my bandage off at 2 weeks.
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    Yes ma'am take out easy I went out 2 days in a row because, my sis had a baby ...but I ended up with hip pain had to go to the chiropractor but yes take it slow hope all goes well with u! :-)
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