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    Fell, did the splits and didn't dislocate!

    I seriously need that suit Jamie.......the sooner the better! Thanks everyone - I AM counting myself very lucky that nothing dislocated. However, I am off to the doctor this morning to get my right knee checked out......it blew up to twice its size last night and I can't put weight on it...
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    Fell, did the splits and didn't dislocate!

    Hi everyone......I had an experience today I thought was well worth sharing, particularly with all of you who are anxious about hip replacement surgery. While at work, I slipped on a piece of plastic.....fell to the floor with my left leg out in front of me and my right extended behind me. In...
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    3 years & all is well!

    LOL Jo.....we didn't actually "hatch" the idea at all. When I saw Renee's post it reminded me that my left hip's third birthday was coming up. To be honest, I hadn't realised...........I forget most days that I even HAVE two hip replacements! Which I guess is what it's all about.......isn't it...
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    3 years & all is well!

    I'll drink to that! :cocktail_martini: I found another "sister" on here (aka Renee) and made some wonderful friendships which I will treasure forever! Oh......and it will be three years since my left hip replacement this coming Sunday (the 23rd) and while I'm not running (bad knee).....I'm...
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    March Musketeers Reunion!

    Hi everyone! I'm not sure what prompted me to check out the forum tonight - but I'm glad I did! I can't begin to tell you what a difference having two new hips has made - in a nutshell, I have my life back. I am back working full time (had to go part time when my hips deteriorated about 4 yrs...
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    Head Fiestie turns leaves with Sapphires!!!!

    Sylvia I am so pleased to hear you finally have a date for surgery! I haven't been on the forum much of late - but Janet was kind enough to let me know that you have been booked in. I just wanted to wish you all the very best for the 13th - I will be thinking of you and I'm sending all the...
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    ROM improvement??

    Way to go Karen! (I've just checked and I can do the same thing - haven't tried before! lol) :hehe: Toni I can only speak from my own experience but as far as I'm concerned, my on-going physio post-op was essential as far as getting my full range of motion back again. After my LTHR my then...
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    I'm sad ....

    Oh Jo - don't be sad! I for one will try and pop in and post more often - I promise! I agree about the fun times - lets get them happening again! :jump:
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    Aussie update!

    Aww thank you Jim and Janet! :blush: I'm not exaggerating when I say I feel 20 yrs younger - being pain free is THE best "age reversal" technique ever invented!! :jump:
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    Dragging on!

    Oh Rose..............! So nothing has changed since the last time I checked in with you! That is just wrong.......! :doh:
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    Glucosamine Chondroitin & Joint Health

    Patrikya I couldn't tell you how much money I have spent on these over the counter supplements in the hope that I could stave off both my first and second hip replacements. Unfortunately - in my case, they made no difference whatsoever and I've made the decision (after having both hips...
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    Aussie update!

    Hi Rachel - good to hear from you! And even better to hear how great you are doing! :thmb: I've actually set myself a goal (and haven't told a soul) of entering the Bridge to Brisbane in 2011. It's roughly 10 kms and is in August this year which I think may be a bit too soon, but I'll aim...
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    Famous People

    I had absolutely NO idea that Liza Minelli has had hip replacements! I've just seen her in the Sex and the City 2 movie.............and boy oh boy can she MOVE! If I'm anywhere near as agile at her age I'll be very happy!
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    Aussie update!

    Thanks Jenny - and I'm glad to hear you are still doing so well. Dr M and I are discussing if/when I should have surgery on my left hip again to try and resolve the ongoing tendonitis I have in that thigh. I will be only too happy to have him operate - he's confident it will fix the problem...
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    I Am Back?

    Wonderful to hear it's all over with C4 - wishing you a speedy and full recovery! Welcome to the "other" side! :thmb:

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