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    new feeling of hips?

    Hey WAP, I was like Andrea in that I waited way too long to get my new hip! I love it. Hi Andrea! It is going great! I rode for an hour this week and my shoulder was fine. Ran 4 miles this morning! Nothing hurt but my lungs. I'm tired, but feel great! I love my new hip. Can you...
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    new feeling of hips?

    Dear Wap 1010, I can only speak of the hip that I have. I also had severe OA with no cartilage. I fell 3 weeks before my surgery and they couldn't tell if I had broken my hip until they compared the x-rays to pictures taken shortly before the fall. My doctor, a contributor to this...
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    new feeling of hips?

    Congratulations Annemarie! Keep up your spirits! Remember how great you will feel in 6 weeks! Glad to hear that you do not have any heel pain in the new leg. I hope that the heel pain in the other will continue to lessen. I'm out to ride my new bike. I wish that my shoulder liked it as...
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    new feeling of hips?

    Yea Terri! Congratulations on your new hip! Glad to hear that the pain is gone! Wow driving next week. I had to wait five or six weeks before I could drive because it was my right hip! Again congratulations! Marilyn
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    HI Terri, Sorry, this got a little long. My doctor was conservative in allowing me to do many activites for the first 8 weeks, but he also realized how important it was to me to be physically active. I tried to do a triathlon 3 weeks before my THR. I made it through the swim and bike, but...
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    Hi Everyone! What a great conversation! I also have the colbalt chrome with highly linked polyethylene hip. I had the two incision mini surgery in June of 2004 (Right hip only). At my two year check-up there was no evidence of wear and great bone growth. At this point I have no...
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    after hip replacement

    Dear Sonia, I'm so sorry to hear about your back. Any injury is so frustrating! I think that backs are even more so. Good luck on the rest and the physio. I hope you have a great therapist. Take care of your self. Marilyn
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    after hip replacement

    Diane, Welcome to the site! May you love your new hips as much as I have loved mine. Don't wait as long as I did for the replacement surgery. It is major surgery, so do be prepared for some recovery time. At least for the most part you won't be in pain. Let your doctor know what level of...
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    after hip replacement

    Dear Sonia, I hope that you will take care of yourself. I also waited for 6 years after I was told that I should have my hip replaced. I regret all of those years when I restricted myself from being able to walk and move without pain. When you are 61 you regret those missed years. I...
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    Doctor will not consider!

    Sean, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I had a THR in June of 2004. I am able to do just about anything that I want to do. I swim, bike, run, garden, drive my car, ride horses and snow ski. I was having some sciatica before the surgery and that is all gone along with most of the...
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    Hi Panamfe, Yes, I had knee and back pain both. The back pain went away with the surgery. The knee pain took longer, but is gone 95% of the time. Take care, Marilyn
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    special equipment at home

    Hi CBMorg, I hope that all is going well with you. Thanks for the additions. I had all of the above except for the recliner. I would agree with all of your reccommendations. I in particular liked my raised seat on my toilet. I had the arms. I'm not sure that I could have stayed by...
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    special equipment at home

    Dear Team Roper, No, your own bed will do fine. I found that I needed three things when I was on my own. They were my walker with a seat and basket, a device to help put on my socks (along with slip on shoes) and a device to pick up items off the floor. You can buy these at any good...
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    How active will I still be able to be?

    Hi Kay, Welcome to the forum. I would agree with Andrea about everything. My OS also has supported my running, etc. I had the minimally invasive surgery with a metal/highly linked poly.. liner. We delayed my surgery for a few months so that I could do my first triathlon. I made it through...
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    Yea Andrea! I am so envious of your fearlessness. I had just about decided to tell my trainer that we needed to back off the downhill stuff. The last one we did really scared me. Maybe I need to do an eight hour clinic. Do they have a really beginning one for scardie cats? Congratulations...
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    after hip replacement

    Congratulations CBMorg, Each day will get easier. I had family come in my first week and that really helped, including my 5 year old great nieces for a day to enteratain me. I borrowed a rolling walker with a basket and that was very helpful. One I could bring my meals to the table with out...
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    Welcome Stan, I'm also fairly new to this forum. My Doctor asked me to invite the people on the running with THR to post here also. So I did. Thanks Andrea for joining me here. Stan, being informed and letting the doctor know what you expect to do with your hip is important. I'm glad to...
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    New Hip Replacent Material (highly cross-linked polyethylene)

    Hi Andrea, I did my first track night tonight with CMC on the MU Track. Wow! We warmed up with a slow mile. I did 3/4 of one. Then several 100 yard intervals with either high knees or butt kicks. Then we did 5 buddy 400's taking turns. Then 200 buddy pairs and finally a team approach...
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    new feeling of hips?

    Whoops, I wasn't through! Good luck on your surgery. You will love your new hips. I have a friend who just had the first one done and she can't believe that she has no pain. She has to wait until October for the next one. She can't wait. I have another friend who had two hip repacements...
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    new feeling of hips?

    Hi Sonia, Yes, I can bend down to garden, bend over to put on my socks, etc. I have no restrictions. I had simple(ha, Ha) THR surgery. I had just worn out my hip. Because it was the minimally invasive surgery, I do not at this time have to worry about dislocation. I did have restrictions...

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