Feb 23, 2010 | Healing, Hip Surgery | 12 comments

Babies learn to walk after crawling (for the majority of them) and this is a very cute stage that usually involves much falling down and much parental encouragement. I marvel at the little ones who manage to pull themselves up, dust themselves off, and continue, even when they are somewhat impeded and bow-legged by bulky diapers.
This time around, in learning to walk on my new pins, I didn’t have that crawling stage, nor the falling-down-an- starting-all-over-again stage – just as well because my hip joins would most assuredly have dislocated.
Nevertheless, twelve days after double hip surgery, I walked with only skinny sticks, and eighteen days later I was able to get around reasonably well without a cane on our Mitchells Island property which has lots of uneven ground.
If you’d like to see what a novice walker looks like: Click here.
(The music is by a personal fave of mine – Patsy Cline.)


  1. Hi Eve,
    What an inspiration you are. Champion. So pleased that the healing journey has been so successful for you.
    Your home looks beautiful – how brilliant you are to have created all of that.
    We look forward to visiting you… madness at my end at the moment with work, study and family.
    Look forward to your posts.
    Love Soo

    • You are very welcome to visit, Soo. I think you’ll love this little corner of undiscovered Paradise
      Just gives us a heads up when all the madness is smoothed out!
      XO Eve

  2. Too cute – the walking to Patsy video!! Lots of Love Heather and Trev.

  3. Dear Eve,
    You are an inspiration! So good to see you recovering so fast and you look fabulous.
    Thankyou for sharing your journey. Lifts the bar for what’s possible…
    Love to you,
    (fellow Monkey)

    • Thank you, Racquel! (Monkeys, I believe, are known for being clever.)

  4. Wowie Eve
    You’ll be running in no time
    I have just finished a lovely course of bones for life that helps that
    Look forward to seeing you soonish
    With Love

    • Thanks for your encouragement, Libbie. Running, not yet. Yoga, not yet. But much happiness in “heel, toe, heel toe” 🙂

  5. Dear Eve
    you were are inspiration to me in 1984 when i first had the honour to learn from you
    and more than 25 years later you are still an inspiration
    excellent recovery –
    only a yogini like you could do it so fast
    love always, simon

    • Hi there, Simon, Thank you for your kind words; I feel blessed to have love and support from friends, and, of course, the great healing of Yoga. Love, Eve

  6. Hi ya Eve,
    Great walking, you’re looking fab!!!! ( as always).
    I’ts a joy to see you walking and smiling!
    Kerry and I are looking forward to seeing you and Daniel later in the year as we’ll race you on the beach.
    luv from us both.
    diane and Kerry

  7. I finally got to watch “an amazing video” and it truly is astounding how fast you are walking around and up and down the steps, UNAIDED! Well done Eve – you look beautiful and most deservedly proud of your progress…so happy to be home! (And all that soft green grass to walk on must be a nurturing element in the recovery process). Love Mandy

  8. Hi Eve,
    My name is Lin and I am enjoying reading your blog posts.
    I found it because I was searching for info on total hip replacement.
    I have had a total right hip replacement on 21st of JUne and walking the same day with a walker and the next day with the two sticks.
    Now 18 days post surgery I can just about walk with one stick but this is dependant on the length of time I am on my feet for and taking the full quota of pain killers ( paracetamol and diclofenac).
    I thought I was quite fit and strong but now I wonder!!
    I have done a lot of contemporary dance and teach pilates.
    How long after the surgery were you walking without the sticks in your video and was this also without medication? I loved the video by the way, you look great and I loved the music!
    I am finding that in this country (Scotland) the rehabilation is not great and just focuses on getting back the basic use. By that I mean there is a lack of quidance for things like getting up and down form the floor, when to bend more than 90, and what movements you could do exept the basic dont dos like dont cross the midline, cross legs etc.
    So I hope with some help from private physios and the www to write more on this.
    There are more and more people having this operation who are younger and want more than the basics.
    Lin Grahame


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