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    Constipation and stool softeners

    6 Week Bran Muffins 5 cups flour (I found the best is 4 cups whole wheat and 1 cup regular) 3 cups sugar 3 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt 1 15-20 oz box bran cereal (can be raisin bran) crushed 1 cup cooking oil 4 eggs 1 quart buttermilk Optional other dried fruit, such as cranberries (my...
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    THR Relieved and excited!

    Glad to hear you are doing well. I really do think it's pushing it, though, to even attempt to go back to work full time until 6 weeks out or so unless you have a ton of flexibility with your job and can lie down to nap or at least rest whenever you need to. Maybe I'll be wrong, but I've been...
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    THR Relieved and excited!

    @doggievet I'm just catching your posts now. I'm not on the forum a lot any more--just not enough time in the day. But, I just want to tell you that I have severe metal allergies similar to what you described. I've even had to go no antibiotics twice for ear lobe infections, once for "nickel...
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    Spinal anesthetic question

    Thanks for the info. I was more curious than actually worried. I've been through it twice and it all worked fine. I LOVE spinal vs. general anesthesia. It's great for pain control after the surgery and it's great to wake up and be so alert. Dorothy
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    How do you know when it's time? Putting off, vs. dealing with pain.

    Oh, if you have a metal allergy you definitely wouldn't be a candidate. I'm the same way, so I was told I wasn't a candidate. Just FYI stuff: My surgeon does both hip resurfacing and replacements. He's been doing them both for around 15 years. As far as I know, he isn't cutting back on...
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    How do you know when it's time? Putting off, vs. dealing with pain.

    I didn't read all the replies, but it sounds like your world is getting smaller and your hip is bad enough that it prevents you from doing what you want to do. That, to me, says it's time. 58 is not too young--I don't understand the surgeon that wants you to wait until you are 60. Why is 60...
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    Spinal anesthetic question

    I'm thinking @Josephine or @Orthodoc will know this, but anyone else please chime in. What specific tests or actions do surgeons use to check to be sure spinal anesthetic is adequate before they begin cutting? Patients are usually sedated by that time and can't respond to verbal questions, so...
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    THR Tendinitis after THR

    Hi everyone. I'm glad I checked this thread again because it didn't pop up on my email like it usually does when someone tags me in a post. Sorry it's taken me a while. About the injection, I don't remember it being very painful at all--a little bit, but not that big of a deal. It doesn't...
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    THR Tendinitis after THR

    @tiona Hi, I got your message and have taken a quick look at all the posts. My situation was different from yours in that I didn't have any impingement; I had actual tendon damage from working too hard in physical therapy after the THR. I had pain and decreased ability to do things with my...
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    THR I'm finally on my way ...

    @Schnubbi24 Hi Marika, and thank you Sharon for tagging me so I wouldn't miss the post. I had both hips replaced with the posterior method. My incision is more on the outside of my hip, but some of it does curl around a little to the back. Regardless, my surgeon called it posterior. Other...
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    THR New hip 3/7/12

    Cathy, I can't comment on the weird pop and subluxation ... but I CAN advise you to NOT do leg lifts or out to the side until you feel you can do it without a lot of pain and strain. Those are the very same exercises that caused my tendon injuries--they had me doing this stuff 1 day post op at...
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    THR New hip 3/7/12

    I'm so glad you were finally able get your hip fixed!!!!!! Time to celebrate!!!! Dorothy
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    THR New hip 3/7/12

    Hope everything went well and you are up moving soon. Dorothy
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    THR Marvellous Marvin's New Home

    I'm with Cathy on this one. Thank goodness you have another dr on the case! One who will listen to you and explore things. I had problems after mine and I would have been devastated if I hadn't been believed. It took a while to get to the bottom of my stuff... it took Cathy a while to get to...
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    THR New hip 3/7/12

    Hi Cathy, good that you are busy with some things to help refocus your mind before the big event. I have a VERY good feeling about this :-) It's going to go great!! Dorothy

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