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  1. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    @Jamie Dr. Louie is a medium volume surgeon, according to the Medicare records from 2009-2013. I can ask his office; however, he has a high success rate and a low rate of complications. Your strict 150+ requisite got me anxious enough to stay up all night looking for another surgeon with your...
  2. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    @Jamie... It is true that Mayle does perform far more hip replacements than knee replacements. The only other local surgeons I am aware of who have performed over 150 knee replacements annually are Christopher Cox and Peter Callender. Unfortunately, they are both in Mayle's practice. Dr...
  3. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    @Jamie Of course..He is Dr. Robert Mayle. He is an excellent surgeon who gets great reviews; however, after what transpired, I would not personally recommend him to anyone (I am still trying to recover from it!). Will be having surgery with Dr. Kevin Louie who is a very highly regarded knee surgeon.
  4. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    @2tkr ..Indeed! I hate taking the sleeve off at bedtime. It really has become a security blanket for me. I only have a HurryCane, (a left over remnant from my hip replacement), but it works for now.
  5. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    Thank you @Celle! I am happy to provide @Jamie with that information. I certainly would not want anyone else to experience the treatment I have! Yes, I ice like crazy. I have several knee ice wraps (the wrap around ones with velcro straps) in my freezer. It does offer some relief. I agree...
  6. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    P.S. I have a really hard time with NSAID's ...they really upset my stomach. Have been using Tylenol, but as the knee is so bad, it just barely takes the edge off. Also using BioFreeze gel and knee compression sleeve (and..ughh..a cane!).
  7. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    @2tkr ..Thank you for your reply! Luckily, my new surgeon does not have a PA, just a medical assistant who is very kind. He explained that he prefers to see his patients himself for every step of the TKR process. This, apart from his experience, is one of the reasons I really liked him. Mayo...
  8. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    Thank you @Jockette for your reply. Much appreciated! How did you cope during your wait?
  9. Lerwick8

    Continuing Medical Trauma

    Greetings to all... I was last on Bonesmart in 2017 when I had a hip replacement. I am now in dire need of a right TKR. My entire knee is bone-on-bone, torn meniscus and two Baker's cysts (one leaking into the knee) I was going to see the same surgeon who did my hip in 2017; however, after two...
  10. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @zauberflöte and @Mojo333 ..thanks for chiming in. Rough 24 hours and l may be absent from the forum a bit more.. As you know, my dad has been ill with advanced Parkinson's for sometime. Last week he was admitted to hospital with a bad UTI infection that was bordering on sepsis (he almost died...
  11. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @1hipwonder ..Hello! Glad to hear that you are doing well. You mentioned in your thread how surprised you were that the time goes so fast.I feel that too. I cannot believe that tomorrow is my 2 week surgery anniversary date (yours is on Wednesday) and that I am entering my third week of...
  12. Lerwick8

    THR New hip today! Mercmans road to recovery

    @mercman ..glad to hear that your recovery is going well so far. As for the tiredness, I never thought that I could ever feel so tired! Monday marks 2 weeks since my surgery and I still feel exhausted most of the time. Getting ready to go to sleep in a few minutes myself. Have a great day and...
  13. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @Mojo333...OMG ..Kinder words have never been spoken (to me) and not sure they are deserved, but they are certainly appreciated from the bottom of my heart! I figured what I was experiencing was probably the first of many odd sensations. A good friend who had a hernia operation over a decade...
  14. Lerwick8

    THR Op.29 th Aug. Day 8. Recovery

    @Ladybird ..so glad to hear that your recovery is going so smoothly :yes!: ENJOY!!!
  15. Lerwick8

    THR gwenc's recovery

    Stay safe @gwenc! My thoughts are with you:angel:
  16. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    Hi there @GrannyC ! Thanks for your messages. Swelling is beginning to go down, slowly but surely:yes!: I am certainly resting, elevating, and icing as much as I can; however, my doctor does want me to be walking too so that the leg will build some strength. Obviously I won't be walking around...
  17. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @gaulsuerou .. Thank you ! Well I am not surprised that you didn't have much swelling. If there were such a thing as the 'immaculate conception ' of hip replacement then you would certainly epitomize it:loll: For now, I get to live vicariously through your recovery and subsequent adventures...
  18. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @Mojo333 ..isn't it just! Everyone kept telling me that I would do well and bounce right back, so you can imagine the difficulty of the reality. The worst part is the part that I envisaged....being stuck at home:gaah:. I will never ever take a walk to the corner store for granted again! It is...
  19. Lerwick8

    THR Lerwick8 Begins the Road to Recovery

    @zauberflöte ..I shudder to think who has my discharge papers, but I returned the elderly genleman's papers to Dr. CB at my post-op appointment today. He just shook head in disbelief. I had mentioned it to him when we spoke earlier this week and he reported it to the head nurse, who in turn...
  20. Lerwick8

    Bilateral THR Grateful Double Hippy

    @Mojo333 ....please take care this weekend! :angel:

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