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Recent content by melquist

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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Hi Everyone: Thanks as always for your support. Today I am 2 weeks post dislocation. I was able to be up and around already today for 1.5 hours doing light activities before needing to take a rest in my semi-recline position in my bed. I am starting to work again on sitting in a chair with...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Hi Elf1! Thanks for caring and checking in to see how I am doing. I did just post a too long post, but I put it out there.
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Hi Layla and All: Thanks for seeing how Thursday went with my surgeon appointment 10 days post an anterior dislocation. It was a worthwhile appointment. My surgeon feels that if I am very cautious, I will heal and get through this. He said it would take a number of months, but he felt it was...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Thank you Eman85 about the towel roll. For anyone who has the same situation, I ended up using a fleece covered cat pad which completely eliminated the problem. It is one of those that usually has one side with fleece covering and the other side with a smooth leopard style print. The fleece...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Actually nix my question. I just did some walking around the house, and I am significantly sore. Actually, it hurts. I think my perspective of pain was completely altered with the excruciating pain of the dislocation on Monday. What I said was no pain, but discomfort, is pain...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    P.S.: The new comfort, taller toilet with the safety bar to help me get up has really been working out nicely. I am glad I did it. It did take me awhile to get the method of up and down more comfortable.
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Question: For those who dislocated, how soon did you try to start walking more than within the house for the basics? I have discomfort but not really any pain. I am moving around the house fine, but I have gone back to the up with the good down with the bad for the 20 stairs that we have. I...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Thanks Crickethip on the extra info for the recliner. It sounds good, and I will look into it.
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Thank you Harryn1. I appreciate the support I am getting from you all. It is helping me a lot.
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Hi Midouri: Thank you for the tip on the duvet. I will try that too. I agree with you about the PT. I was a stellar patient doing all the exercises, walking, and then at 7 weeks, dislocate. This time for this revision, I'm not going to go back to PT and I will walk as tolerated. I am going...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Hi Cricket, Pumpkin and Layla-I think the recliner is a great idea, the problem is we live in a two story house, and the usable fixed up for me bathroom is upstairs next to my bedroom. Maybe though I can look into it being brought upstairs. Why the heck not. I will look into that. Your...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Helinium! Oh my goodness when I read how much you have been through, my stuff is nothing!!! I found a fuzzy cat pad that my cats don't mind giving up for awhile that feels softer under my heel, and I will definitely look into the cream. I am using the grabber to position it and another pillow...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Good morning everyone. I did a site search for dealing with the heel pressure in bed. I did see info. about massaging my heels with cream. I don't see how you can do that with my current restrictions. I did see the slip on cushioned bootie pads for being in the bed on amazon, but has anyone...
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    Revision THR Dislocation following revision

    Thank you everyone for all your wonderful input. I ended up having a taller toilet put in today and a safety bar to help get up. Our toilet was old and needing replacing, so this was a good route for us. It is working out well so far, but I know I can put the armrest removable commode one...
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    Revision THR dislocation two weeks after revision<

    Onestepatatime-I am sorry to hear about what sounds like a very painful day. My heart goes out to you. I will look forward to anything you post on pain management. Sending healing thoughts to you!

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