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  1. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    You know you're doing great when you forget to check into Bone Smart. I'm approaching my seven months post op and feel I'm about 95% healed. My only remaining problem is I'm still not comfortable lying in bed on my surgical side. I wonder if it's scar tissue pulling. Everything else is...
  2. GimpyGal

    THR Minifab - 30M - LTHR Recovery Thread

    Great to hear how well you are doing. I had surgery 10 days after you and you've reminded me to post an update, as well. Isn't it glorious to be golfing without pain? I'm going to start walking nine holes next and leaving the electric cart behind for the shorter courses! Enjoy that new baby...
  3. GimpyGal

    THR Minifab - 30M - LTHR Recovery Thread

    You are definitely having a speedy recovery. I look at yours and then at mine and all I can do is remind myself I'm more than twice your age, not in good shape to begin with and carry on. But you give me hope! I'm 7 weeks post op tomorrow and finally felt it was okay to try a golf round...
  4. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Thanks, @Pumpkln. I expected someone would drop by and say exactly what you have. I just needed to HEAR it. And my comment about 6 weeks meaning recovery!!! was totally tongue in check. It just feels like it's some magical milestone!
  5. GimpyGal

    THR I’m so overwhelmed HELP

    @Nchiodo - Our surgeries are just a day apart and I still have that ache. I blame the seroma I have under the scar. I would imagine your hematoma might give you the same sensation? I could be wrong (I'm just guessing from a patient's perspective) but I think they are similar situations with...
  6. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Needing reassurance from my BoneSmarties today. As a point of reference, I'm 5 1/2 weeks out from surgery, been released from home health care and PT, and my surgeon says I'm doing absolutely great. But as I approach the 6 week mark (that designates RECOVERY!) I'm still struggling, even though...
  7. GimpyGal

    THR Minifab - 30M - LTHR Recovery Thread

    You are doing so well! Monday will be six weeks for me and I'm nowhere near where you are (I know, don't compare!) but I know I'll get there. Looking back about 10 days I see no improvement at all with the pain level, BUT I'm doing more so there's that. Backing off a bit today, hoping I can...
  8. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    I love BoneSmart! I went to bed wondering what to do and wake up with the opinion I should at least run this past my surgeon. I'll call him today. His office is very responsive. In fact, the surgeon told me his staff will not allow him to leave until every question that came in during the day...
  9. GimpyGal

    THR I’m so overwhelmed HELP

    @Nchiodo - been thinking of you. Let us know how your post op appointment goes tomorrow!
  10. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    So, today is basically a month out from surgery. Doing well but a tad surprised I'm still uncomfortable. Pain level is fairly low (doesn't exceed a 'two' for the most part) but there. I am doing more around the house and am up to maybe a 3/4 mile walk daily, so all I can do is be careful not...
  11. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Yesterday was 24 days post op and I had a followup with my surgeon. It was delayed a bit due to having to wait long enough to have my stitches removed that were added when my wound busted open. So, he was so very pleased with my progress! Key points - 1. Like many of you said, insomnia is a...
  12. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    @mojo, I don't really feel my surgeon was trying to get me to give up the meds too soon. The way the nurse worded it on the phone is they were concerned about the refill because they wondered if something was going on causing me more pain than they expected at this point. But maybe the time on...
  13. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Thanks @EllieRose, @leejaa, @Mojo333 and @Elf1. It helps beyond measure to know that for many people insomnia is the norm. I too, hate it since with a bad hip prior to surgery it seems I haven't slept in forever. I too, spend most of the night listening to books and podcasts - a habit I got...
  14. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Thanks, @Layla and @Elf1 for dropping in. I intend to ask my surgeon about the Magnesium on Thursday at my post-op, just because he's ever so cautious about supplements. In the time being, I've checked out magnesium rich foods for the short term. Tomorrow is my three week mark. I'm doing well...
  15. GimpyGal

    Revision THR Hip revision surgery

    Sorry about the need for a general, but you have the information and can move on. If they had major concerns they would tell you both. Sorry about the Covid scare, too. No one wants a surgery on the calendar to be delayed (I had FIVE dates myself) but dealing with Covid and recovery both...
  16. GimpyGal

    Revision THR Hip revision surgery

    One of the questions you need to ask is about anesthesia if that's a major concern, is what is planned for your Mom. For my hip replacement (not a revision so not as lengthy an operation) I was given a spinal and sedation. Never intubated, and was always breathing on my own. Sedation isn't as...
  17. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    Moving along here. Yesterday the pain was up a bit so I dialed back. Today it's about the same so less is more again. My concern now is that I'm on a Cpap and my AHI has soared from a normal 4-5 to a 28. Which keeping it in extremely simple terms means I'm not getting good sleep at all. I...
  18. GimpyGal

    THR I’m so overwhelmed HELP

    So, @Nchiodo, let's think this through. Hydrocodone was prescribed and you couldn't sleep after taking it. So . . . it's not the only Rx pain killer out there. There are dozens. For my knee surgery we went through 6-8 of them before I could find one I could tolerate. But you might be served...
  19. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    @Layla - I don't know if links are allowed, but compression stockings with zippers are on Amazon. They are very easy on and easy off and I use them for long car rides and airline trips.
  20. GimpyGal

    THR Gimpy Gal post op!

    @Beacat - all of that is very helpful! I will have to remember the crutch trick if and when (probably when) I have my second hip done. I'm to the point now where I can handle getting that leg into bed under my own power. It's uncomfortable, but no longer so bad I end up crying out during the...

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