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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Thanks to all of you! No more falls please Mom, and no dislocation, you hear me?! Apparently on this exciting new forum, everybody but me can do other than "like". Just want you all to know that those were "friendly" posts!!!! Everyone please take care, enjoy your joints as I am enjoying mine...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Probably the final wrap-up post on Mom's hip: She seems to be doing Just Fine, and bro and I are even contemplating "rides in the car" again! She loves going places. She's still on the tylenol 3x daily, but is known to spit it out or just let it slide off her tongue. Wish they'd crush it better...
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    Tips Wanted - 65 and anxious

    @actorbird welcome! Re those nerves-- what do you do before/during a performance? My career has been as performing musician, mostly orchestral and chamber music, and very early on I somehow taught myself to pretend I wasn't nervous. That somehow gives me the actual ability to be not nervous...
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    Friday the 13th

    @gerilari All the best Friday! This has been a long time coming, and you deserve the very best! And what a sweet pooch on your lap in your avatar :doggie::dogwalk:
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    PT report today: He decided the goal should be to use a cane!!! Bro dissuaded him of that. Nevertheless, "remarkable progress" continues. No pain noted. Walk here and there, practise getting in and out of chair using hands. He seems to think her goal should be to be able to do it one-handed...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    @Mojo333 you know me too well... but one of my sons inherited my tendency towards lighthearted coverups of either realism (me), or pessimism (him). So, sometimes we must entertain ourselves by hoping to make people laugh, right? Thank you so much @Elf1 ! Mom evidently has a much stronger...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Thank you folks! No news today which essentially means she hasn't fallen (yet, of course), and hasn't turned into Lizzie Borden. :wink:
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Aaannnnnd! No damage, the prosthesis looks very good, no trauma evident on xrays, she is"following commands" so I believe they call that a good thing, and she's on her way home to be stiff and sore in her own room! They think, from reports, Mom may have turned around perhaps to see or hear...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    @Layla I've been trying to teach them how to do those blinds since Oct 2, 2018!! Sigh.... Folks, we have a situation here. Mom fell earlier, possibly on her way back to her room from lunch. Since I'm 600 miles away, the phone and text have been put strenuously to work. The consensus was that...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Wednesday PT report! Mom Ambulated with minor cuing and occasional op foot drop to dining hall, rested (I think his report meant resting while standing) 15 minutes, and then back again. She is "making remarkable progress"!!!! Once back in her room, her unsolicited remark was, "That was fun!"...
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    THR Dual-mobility hip joint?? Plus, scared new forum member

    @yoga&hike I had to look up pigeon pose. I don't think my hips would mind that, but the rest of me can't do it. I am still leery of that full rear extension, and when we stretch in my barre class, I am verrrrry slowly deepening my split, but it hurts way worse than it did 50 some years ago...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Monday PT report: Mom "ambulated" (!) to the dining room, rested, and returned. Op foot drop at end of trip (a week ago it was after 30 feet!). Turned/pivoted (ish!!) with walker safely. To navigate around her room. No mention of pain at any time. (I find this astonishing!!) PT recommends...
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    Two weeks to go...prep recommendations?

    Hi @kfisher119 a few things I found indispensable, that I used for both hips- - a thrift shop very loose lightweight sundress/jumper with huge deep pockets. A foot scrubber for the shower , look for Shower Sandal on Amazon. Amazon Prime lol Kitting my walker out with containers which draped...
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    Hemi-Arthroplasty Zauberflote's Mom, Dementia & Hip Replacement

    Hip update for last Friday: Mom was observed walking to lunch. !!!!! It may have been her PT who was with her, but more likely a staff member. We still have overnight private-duty care coverage, so she can get up in the middle of the night as much as her little nearly-92 year old bladder wants to.
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    Now it's the Hip

    Welcome @MEPil ! Sounds like you are ready to "git 'er done"! I had referred-to-knee pain on the left, which presented exactly as I-T band tightness. It hasn't gone away but I'm not bothered enough to do anything about it. I'm glad you've heard from some whose knees went first. I'd think that...

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