Anyone here detecting after a hip replacement?

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I'm 52 years old and my hips were so bad the past couple years that I had only gone out a couple of times. I was told buy the surgeon that I was about 10 years overdue, yikes! (I was born with uneven hips which is why they wore out at such a young age)

I had one hip replaced January 2022 and just had the second one done in May. The second surgery was just 4 weeks ago but I had to get out yesterday and hunt for while. I hunted the woods on our land so I didn't need to worry about being tidy. I got by with only having to kneel down twice within the 90 minute/15 target hunt but it was a little rough getting back up both times. I know the surgery was just 4 weeks ago but hey I needed to get out :icon_pirat:

Any of you detecting after hip replacement surgery? I'm wondering if it's going to be slow going from here on out. I'm not quite ready to slow down just yet. :blackbeard:
 

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Still have all my original bones! Bending over hurts my back though - wish I could get that replaced, haha! 😅
 

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Feel sorry for you and that surgery. Good luck!
 
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Feel sorry for you and that surgery. Good luck!
Thanks but it really wasn't bad at all! The pain leading up to it was a drag but the surgery went great and recovery has been smooth. I will let you feel sorry for me not being able to bounce back up to my feet from a kneeling position though :blackbeard:
 
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Man, my pain killers must be good. Why on earth did I post this in the Equinox section haha
 

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I had a knee replacement go sideways on me about 3 years ago, and I’m not gonna lie, I’ll pass on digging the deeper signals after I’ve been out for 30-45 minutes or so.

I try to turn that into a positive by allowing myself to go back for the deeper digs on the next go around.
 
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I had a knee replacement go sideways on me about 3 years ago, and I’m not gonna lie, I’ll pass on digging the deeper signals after I’ve been out for 30-45 minutes or so.

I try to turn that into a positive by allowing myself to go back for the deeper digs on the next go around.
Bummer about the knee.. I'm hoping I don't ever have to deal with that. No muscles on tendons cut for hip surgeries now but that's unavoidable with the knee. At least you can still get out even though you have to pass on a few targets. I'm thinking more than one person has taken up water hunting to avoid body aches. This hobby really can be tough on the body.
 

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I have a real bad back and knees, I bought a "T" handled shovel to help with getting back up, all my digging was done with a regular Lesche digger before and it didn't help much, the "T" shovel helped a little but not much.. But my wife and I run a senior Apartment complex and we have a few folding walkers left from previous tenants and I have thought about using one of them and just leave it at the last hole until I need it, then bring it up to the hole I'm going to dig to use in helping to get up. You could also attach your digging bag to it and take weight of of you also add a seat to it and a bag for water and snacks. You can find them at thrift stores they usually have a few in there. I am in my 50's and the back and knees were all job related but we can't let it stop us we just need to innovate new ways to do things. Mostly I just do playgrounds and Tot-lots because they are easy.
 
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I have a real bad back and knees, I bought a "T" handled shovel to help with getting back up, all my digging was done with a regular Lesche digger before and it didn't help much, the "T" shovel helped a little but not much.. But my wife and I run a senior Apartment complex and we have a few folding walkers left from previous tenants and I have thought about using one of them and just leave it at the last hole until I need it, then bring it up to the hole I'm going to dig to use in helping to get up. You could also attach your digging bag to it and take weight of of you also add a seat to it and a bag for water and snacks. You can find them at thrift stores they usually have a few in there. I am in my 50's and the back and knees were all job related but we can't let it stop us we just need to innovate new ways to do things. Mostly I just do playgrounds and Tot-lots because they are easy.
I too have been using a small T-handle shovel to help push back upright. It's better than nothing. I did discover that detecting hills is easiest if you are facing uphill. Just push off the ground a bit with your hands and you're right back up. :thumbsup:
 

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I had my hip replaced about 8 years ago and it went great. My getting up and down has become a bit more difficult in general from age. (60) Get some gardening knee pads. My wife just got her hip done a week ago and she seems to be having a tougher time with it. But everybody is a little different. Take your time and maybe find some tools that are more accommodating. Around the house, I sometimes use one of those grabber gizmos. Don't let your pride get in the way, just do whatever it takes to do the things you enjoy. The grabber gizmo has a magnet but I added one of those super magnets to it.
 

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My sister and mother had both their hips replaced. Mom did fine & lived to be 90. My sister is going gang busters at 72. I had a knee replacement 4 years ago & everything is fine. No issues other than kneeling is a little painful but I don't do that. I think you'll be fine. Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest with hip replacements.
 

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