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  1. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well! I have had a lot going on. I started my outpatient PT yesterday; which I think I am going to love.Ive already given my therapist a Knick name, Zeus. He has a great sense of humor and he allows me to go at my speed, sometimes I get ahead of him...
  2. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Thank you all so much for your kind and uplifting advise and kindness! I’m doing some better; still have moments that I just break down in tears for no apparent reason, other than it’s to quiet or I realize my daughter just left and it’s just me and the ice packs again lol :flabber:. My OS...
  3. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Hello all, I haven’t been online much the past few days. I’ve been having some bad days lately. I’m still having a lot of pain and some drainage from my incision, that makes me nervous ( I go back to OS tomorrow morning). In all honestly the psychological part has been the hardest to deal with...
  4. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    @Elf1, I’m so glad to hear how well you are doing, you are an inspiration. I know how excited you were about finally getting a shower; I cant wait myself, I’m about to run myself off :bath:. I finally got to see my incision for the first time the other day; I have 32 staples :shocked:. Now I...
  5. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Hello everyone, The past couple of days have been, how do I put it? Crazy:hairpulling: @Cecropia, I am moved in, my things are literally everywhere, I still haven’t found the microwave or my beloved coffee pot :bawl:The movers management were supposed to hire, turned out to be three maintenance...
  6. ssbluewolf

    THR Elf1 Recovery Road

    @Elf1, I’m sorry you had to go through such an ordeal dear friend; especially after just having this surgery! Your mind and body is already wore out pre-surgery and your expecting recovery to be a time of just that; recovery! Not, only did have the fear we fought with surgery of being cut on...
  7. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    I finally made it out of the hospital today;3 nights seemed to last an eternity. Yet, I am thankful for the wonderful nurses, PCTs, PT, and other staff members I had working with me; day and night. I also have to give major kudos to my oldest daughter, whom I often call ‘jellybean’;she has been...
  8. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Hope all is well with everyone, Second day out from surgery was a little rough! I woke up and could not literally move; it felt like I had a ton of bricks sitting on me and my right side, felt like a semi had run over it.Needless to say my morning PT session was short this a.m. They have taken...
  9. ssbluewolf

    THR Elf1 Recovery Road

    Oh wow, your already home? I hope you are feeling well and your pain is under better control. I’m having trouble with that myself. The nurses here are great! As far as icing, they put ice in a small plastic bag, then put that in a pillow case that lays great across my hip; you may want to give...
  10. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Nap time ;) Many Blessings
  11. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    It’s me again. Day 2 : It’s still slow going, but It’s getting easier to move. My OS said my hip joint was worse than the X-rays showed; they were complete bone on bones. it is not funny, but my mother finally said “ wow, now I know you were inm:no-fin:real pain, Really. Did yah think I was...
  12. ssbluewolf

    THR ssbluewolf Recovery Journey

    Hello all This 1st update Is going to be short and sweet. Due to all the Medication! ( I am a loopy hippy lol ) Thank you all for your encouragement. You all have been great!
  13. ssbluewolf

    Pre- admission

    The day before is here; it snuck up on me too fast! :bolt: I am thankful that relief is right around the corner! You all are such great supporters, and I thank you all dearly for your thoughts and prayers tomorrow, not only for me, but for my bestie who has to get up at 4:00 am with me :)...
  14. ssbluewolf

    Pre- admission

    I got the call today Elf1; I have to be at the hospital at 5:05 am. I am the very first surgery of the day. Me and my bestie have laughed all day about the extra 5 min. (5:05, why not just 5:00?) I'll probably be the rebel that I am and show up at 5:06 :) Many Blessings
  15. ssbluewolf

    Pre- admission

    @Elf1 Monday is our BIG DAY :) I am so ready to wake up with no groin pain and to be able to actually sit in a chair more than 10 minutes; without being in pain. We are on our way, doing a happy dance ( I wish :) ) I'm also excited that my best friend of 32 years is coming in from out of state...
  16. ssbluewolf

    Question about sleeping position!

    My mother gave me one of these to use after my surgery next week. She used it a few months ago when she had surgery and swore by it. I have never been a back sleeper; so hopefully this will keep me from wanting to flip over into my normal fetal position :) :heehee:
  17. ssbluewolf

    Pre- admission

    Hello all, I had my pre-admission testing this morning. Needless to say it has been an exhausting and painful day. I first met with my surgeon at his office for updated xrays. I asked him if he planned on using ‘heavy metals’ in the procedure, instead of ceramic; if so I preferred Metallica...
  18. ssbluewolf

    Intro / Pre surgery list

    @leejaa that is so good to hear! I've been worried because thats all my family physician seemed to concentrated on before finally getting me to an orthopedic dr. My Orthopedic surgeon advised me that the extra weight may take a little longer to heal and recover; but not impossible. I was hoping...
  19. ssbluewolf

    Intro / Pre surgery list

    @Elf1 Yeah I i have a hippie buddy :) I've been making my list today of things I need. Everyone has been so helpful here, I love it! I had been using a cane for over a year and when I first seen my orthopedic dr he immediately ordered me a walker. I have to admit I am stubborn and don't use it...
  20. ssbluewolf

    Pain, 3 weeks till surgery

    I am sorry you are in so much pain sweety, but know that you are not alone! I do have pain when walking, but nothing like sitting ans especially when going from sitting to standing. I spend a lot of time laying on my side in the bed with Ice packs and pillows. It can be depressing at time; I...

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