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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    I have had a follow up meeting with my Surgeon. (48 days since surgery) He had me stand in a couple of positions and perform a couple of actions. Then he proclaimed me 30% healed. I asked about the flaming zingers that I get shooting down my leg. He said they should go away after a while, along...
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    THR TomT in recovery

    Hi Tom, Sounds like it's time for Prunes and Prune Juice to get things moving again. Something stopped my BM's for several days in a row a couple of times. It's no fun. Mike
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    Hi Tom, If your Ortho Surgeon is going to perform a hip replacement he may use a Hana table https://muvehealth.com/hana-tables-101/ It secures your limbs and your feet are scared in boots. Once you see a picture of one you will understand. The first time I walked was about 30-45 minutes after...
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    Today is day 7 since surgery. I had a bad day yesterday. I cut back on the pain Med's in hope of having a bowel movement. I just had pain. I took 2 servings of prune juice, 2 stool softeners, psycillium fiber , 6 prunes and lots of liquids. No movement. I had a couple of zingers while sleeping...
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    THR Great hip surgery but...

    Hi, The study I was in compared the recovery of urine flow after surgery using Hyperbaric Bupivacane or Isobaric Mepivacaine for a spinal anesthetic. I do not know which one I was given. One of them has a faster onset and the other has a longer duration. I was told that they wanted me to...
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    I'm getting used to sleeping without rolling to a side. I actually got 5 hours of continuous sleep yesterday.
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    I'm finding this same thing. I thought prunes, prune juice, stool softeners and psyllium fiber were working, they worked once 2 days ago. I'm going to try carrots.
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    I'm not sleeping very well. I think it's from not being able to sleep on my side yet. It's only 2 nights since my surgery, it may take more time to get used to sleeping without rolling to a side. I'm not counting the night in the hospital because that was just a series of naps between visits by...
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    THR Left Hip replacement on wed June 17

    Hi everyone, My surgery went very well. I had the surgery at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala Florida. The staff of Nurses, Technicians, Food service, Physical and Occupational Theraphy were all wonderful. I arrived at 7 am for a 9 am surgery. Everyone was great and made me feel very...
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    Surgery went very good. I'm going to post on the recovery.
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    The appointment went really well. The surgery is back on for this Wednesday. He had me get on the table straight up and started manipulating my leg and checking the size of my leg and hip. Right then he said that he could perform the surgery. He said it was an oversight to not have me in sooner...
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    I showed up at the Orthopedic Office this morning at my scheduled pre-op appointment time. The girl that I spoke to on Friday would not see me, but one of the PA's would. I have an appointment with the Surgeon at 4:30 today.
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    I want to add that my Cardiologist wrote an RX for Zetia, even though he had not seen my blood work. From the web: (Zetia) is an expensive drug used to lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. Zetia average retail price of $163.67 for 30 Days...
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    It was the Surgeons office that called me. I told them there was no mention of this before. There was nothing in the package of information. They did tell me to quit smoking, which I did many months ago. The surgery was delayed due to the Covid scare. and now this. My wife is a Dental Hygienist...
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    THR Not so happy with my Surgeon.

    My surgery was scheduled for Wednesday June 17th. The Orthopaedic Institute in Ocala Florida called me Friday morning and asked me height and weight. They said I have to lose 40 lbs. I cannot believe that they waited this long to tell me. This is the first that I heard of this. The caller said...
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    THR Leg length

    I have THR scheduled for next month. I am concerned about LLD. I was thinking it might be a couple of millimeters to a centimeter. 2 1/2 inches would freak me out.

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