I turned 21 on monday and had a hip replacement on the 1st june, i sound similar to you, i've had arthritis since the age of 5 and basically its just torn its way through my joints, but badly affecting my hips. Before surgery like your self the basic activities of life were...
creblue - i had a uti that i was unaware of also!! just what we need to hear, but you'll be fine! I had sedation, as the dr called it 'dont give a dam' and i really didnt! he gave me a small amount before the epidural, and all i remember is a slight scratch on my back then next thing im waking...
well i survived!! i've been in for 11 - days! the day of surgery is a bit of a blur, something just took over inside me and i felt nothing but calm!! I was first down at 8 am - I had sedation and an epidural, i can honestly say i hardly felt a thing - and i rememeber nothing...
Thanks for that advice its really good, i've started to think okay what are my worries and then find answers and solutions to them, and as you say most things have a rational answer to them :)
I like the comparison to having a baby, im sure thinking to my self that when that time...
Thats great Steph - we both have something to aim for :)
I will be thinking about you on the tuesday, its nice (but not!) to know someone else going through the same, im sure pretty soon we will both be looking back at these posts feeling proud of what we achieved!
Hey Jamie - yep my mum and dad will be with me, i've already said i want my mum to come down with me why they sort me out, and really want her to be there when i wake up, just for reassurance :)
Thanks Kim its so reassuring to know people have been there done it and survived :)
My surgery is in a weeks time (june 1st) and i am terrified, i keep crying and wanting to cancell it also!
They are hoping to do both hips at the same time, i hope they can as then i wont have to go through it all again a week later, its very very scary!!!
I've got my op a week tomorrow and boy am i nervous!!
The aneathatist told me i would have an epidural but a light anaesthetic, he also told me because of my neck being fused they would have to intubate me whilst im awake, this terrifies me and i really hope they give me some sedation! im a...