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    Once things get back to normal, I intend to....

    Looking forward to the options of dining out when in the mood or taking a trip if the desire strikes. We are actually not planning anything for this year 2021 but really hoping for a nice trip in 2022. Hoping things will settle into a better new normal for it to be possible but will see how...
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    THR LTHR next Tuesday

    Wishing you a successful surgery and a smooth pain controlled recovery. I was also nervous before each subsequent surgery but at the same time calmer because I knew more each time what to expect at home and in the hospital. I hope your night is peaceful.
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    TKR Scheduled for Dec. 14

    I found that sharing my recovery here and also reading and sharing the other recoveries was very helpful. This was especially helpful for my first knee replacement as I was totally new to major surgery and the recovery process. The recovery became a shared journey with others understanding the...
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    TKR Experience from those who were "morbidly obese" and had TKR

    I was quite heavy for my knee replacements - I am trying to remember what the weight was - must have been about 230-250 range but I am only 5'4". I had no issues with the surgery and recovery. My main health issue besides the weight was high blood pressure but with medication it was...
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    TKR Surgery scheduled

    Wishing you a successful surgery and a smooth pain controlled recovery. I hope we see you on the shiny (recovery) side when you are up to posting.:flwrysmile:
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    THR Rellimarual's LTHR anterior recovery thread

    Congratulations on your shopping expedition and then getting those groceries into the house in a manageable way. Quite ingenious. It always feels wonderful to accomplish some tasks after surgery. Have a peaceful evening.
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    THR Ava in recovery

    Congratulations on your new hip. You have a great plan for recovery with taking it slow and easy. It worked for me every time. I hope your night is a peaceful one.
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    THR Very scared

    Wishing you a successful surgery and a smooth pain controlled recovery. I hope we see you on the shiny (recovery) side when you are up to posting.
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    THR Thanksgiving Hip

    The hip recovery is much easier than the knee and my knee recoveries were excellent with no major issues. I found the hips hurt a lot more before the surgery than after the surgery. As with the knees, lots of icing and elevation will keep swelling down and help with recovery. A slow and...
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    THR Pre-Op

    I am glad that you have a date now as you had such a long wait from the March cancellations. It is hard to wait but now it will be soon.
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    THR Aquatic therapy

    My OS and his office obtained all the pre approvals from my insurance for all my replacements. As far as pool therapy: I did official pool therapy with a therapist with my first hip before it was diagnosed and even though being in the water felt great it did not help with the hip pain till it...
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    THR dgojill RTHR Recovery Side

    Congratulations on your shiny new hip. I hope your dizziness gets resolves.
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    THR GibsonGirl's Anterior THR Recovery

    Wonderful accomplishment standing up without use of your arms. :yay::egypdance::wowspring::flwrysmile:
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    THR Surgery countdown

    :fingersx::fingersx::flwrysmile:
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    TKR SpaceDust in Recovery

    Congratulations on your shiny new knee. I hope your night will be peaceful and you get to go home soon. For me there was no place like home.
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    Revision TKR Right knee has problems again

    That sounds like a very careful well thought out plan. Wishing you the best outcome.
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    THR Annie Bee’s Surgery

    Hello and :welome:. I am glad you joined us. Please let us know which hip you are having replaced. There is lots of information and support here in reading the articles and the threads. I will leave you some information that may come in handy. HIP If you are at the stage where you have joint...
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    THR GibsonGirl's Anterior THR Recovery

    Wonderful decision. Stay healthy and enjoy your home. Slow and steady recovery really works well. Have a peaceful day.
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    THR Advice Welcome

    I am sorry your joints are not being cooperative and ganging up on you. The hip recovery is easier than the knee so hopefully will not add to your shoulder issues. Sleep deprivation makes life more difficult of course and I did suffer from that before my hip replacements as I could not find...
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    THR Wow! Becoming Bionic 11/19/2020

    I have actually regained nature and joy with my joint replacements. They allow me to go hiking around my fields and go bike riding on some rail to trail paths and enjoy it. Recovery is temporary but leads to good things. I did feel some grief at losing a body part with my first joint...

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