Are you still doing any of the journaling that you did before surgery - maybe that would still be helpful. :loveshwr:Also, which meditation music app do you use? I have used Insight Timer over the years and have found all sorts of different things that are interesting to listen to - it would...
:santaclap:Congratulations on your successful revision! We were probably here together after your last surgery and mine as your user name seems familiar to me. It's reassuring to read how long your hip has lasted over the years from your surgery 20 years ago. I also loved your description of the...
Just reading a bit of your post-op thread and saw you mentioned this tidbit from your surgeon upon completion:
"Said he had a tough time getting the femur away from things and exposed the way he wanted. Not abnormal, he said he runs into it sometimes for a number of reasons. He said...
Wishing you well on Thursday @VThereandnow :bicycle1: May you have a return to the bike as soon as your body is on track with your new hip.
Wonder if any of our old hippie pals are around to check in on you??
There's more but I cannot tag...
We always think of a bunch of questions after the appointments, don't we @Angie68 :flwrysmile:
How's it going now? Did you end up going with the nerve study or looking in to another PT assessment for your gait like Jo mentioned?
Try not to beat yourself up too much it sounds like your x-rays...
I think you should look for a revision doc too, when you get to the point that you are ready for that step. Meanwhile, it's amazing to me that you can parachute with your fake hip!! You are fortunate to have an activity like that to bring you joy :flwrysmile:
I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you lost your beloved mother last year. I'm sure that was very traumatic and it sounds like you are continuing to have a very difficult year since then. I hope that you have some sort of support system while you are dealing with this hip stuff...
Hey @Jaycey just noticing that you only have one hip badge icon and you now have 2 bionic hips!! :thumb:
Seems like you are doing very well and that's great!! Now hold still so someone can pin that badge on… @Poppet or maybe @Jamie :)
Are you taking anything for the nerve pain? Maybe gabapentin or lyrica? Sometimes for those of us with congenital issues the after effects of hip replacement are a little less perfect and it takes more time and work to adjust to some pretty significant anatomical changes.
I see in your signature line that you have some surgery in 2012, what did they do at that time?
Just wonder if you've tried any type of medication for the nerve pain? Some people get relief from Lyrica, cymbalta or gabapentin.
Maybe @Josephine might have some other suggestions...
Hi @MarkC it sounds like you are doing well and hopefully this will be the end of your hip surgeries and you'll be moving on with the active life that you've been trying to have for quite some time!!
You may need to taper down with your tramadol dosage in order to not experience the withdrawal problems. If you google tramadol withdrawal you'll see that there can be issues as one comes off the drug and it's best not to just stop abruptly.