Hip Recovery Video Journal

April 22, 2017

Benchmark videos taken before second hip surgery. Hip #1 had been replaced a year and a half prior.

April 25,2017

This is in the hospital on the day of surgery, about 5 hours after surgery… which occurred at the very dark of the moon.

April 26, 2017

April 28, 2017

This is Friday, the day I came home from the hospital. They want you to do stairs on a new hip for a single-hip replacement using the good leg to post up and down. A sturdy stair rail and upper body strength are key.

April 29-May 1, 2017

I had friends stay overnight with me the first 2 days after I returned. Five days after surgery, I visited Soja Mindbody Studio at their new location in Berkeley for their opening weekend. One of the other students very kindly drove me there and back. I spent about 2-3 hours there, and that was about right. I was very easily tired at this point.

May 3, 2017

8 days after surgery, I could walk several steps without any walking aid at all. In this series, I was messing around with my old bellydance moves to see what I could do.

May 5-10, 2017

Between 10 days and 2 weeks after surgery.

May 14, 2017

19 days after surgery, 2 ½ weeks.

May 21-29, 2017

A month after surgery.

June 21, 2017

Almost two months after surgery.

June 23, 2017

June 29, 2017