anxiety post hip replacement

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wantstorunagain
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   Posted 9/1/2017 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, This is my first experience on any type of forum and I'm hoping for good results. I am 8 months out from hip replacement surgery and am still in PT and am having major trouble still with pain, especially in the iliopsoas area. I have undergone x-ray guided injection, multiple CT scans and x-rays and an EMG and no one can definitively explain why this is so troublesome. My PT consists of certain exercises, pool therapy, myo-fascial release and gait retraining. Since surgery, I have also had a cortisone injection in my lower back for chronic sciatic and SI issues. When I walk, the pain radiates from my groin, down my thigh, involves my knee and radiates down to my foot. In the morning, I can't put ANY weight on it or walk until I have my pain med. Needless to say, my anxiety and spontaneous crying episodes are getting very, very old. Has anyone else encountered these types of recovery issues and what worked best for you? I will be 70 next week (hard to believe) and am very active. I used to hike the canyons near my home three days a week and do Bow-Flex strength training three days a week in addition to gardening and taking care of my grandchildren regularly and horse-back riding on occasion. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
Loves to run

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/1/2017 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome!

We are so glad you've joined us...though very sorry to hear of the rough time you've had post procedure. :/

It is not at all unusual to have anxiety develop after an illness or surgery...especially if prolonged pain/complications are/is involved.

It sounds as if your anxiety is situational...in other words, you did not suffer with issues before this situation? (steroids can also be a culprit for anxiety...so starting a journal to see if your worst days coincide with your Cortisone shots might be worth a try)

What if anything have you tried thus far for relief? If you need ideas, please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great self help material. The Meditations and Stress Relieving Exercises will make a great start.

If you find you need further help...then talking to your doctor about other options such as therapy and/or medication for anxiety management may be your next step.

Also, have you checked in with the Chronic Pain forum here? They may have some good suggestions for you as well.

We are here to listen and encourage anytime...so please keep posting if you find it helpful. We care and support is key!

Peace and progress,

Scaredy Cat
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Hibee
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   Posted 9/1/2017 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Welcome to the forum I am pleased you have found us.

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time at the moment with anxiety and chronic pain I can relate to what you are feeling as I also have a chronic pain condition.

I find that if my anxiety is bad my pain is worse so I focus on reducing my anxiety levels which usually lowers my pain. I find Mindfulness Meditation really helpful for both anxiety and pain we have some good links in our resources so check them out.

Keep us posted.

Hibee
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wantstorunagain
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   Posted 9/1/2017 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to Scaredy Cat & Hibee for your encouragement. I'll sure try the above recomendations. Tx, wants to run again.

wantstorunagain
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   Posted 9/1/2017 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry, the above should read lovestorun.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/1/2017 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
WTRA

You're welcome...and yes, do give those coping skills a go...

...and keep posting if you find it helpful!

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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