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40 year old getting my first New Hip in July

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by MobileMel, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. MobileMel

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    Hello everyone,
    I posted awhile ago with fears of not finding an OS who would do a THR on someone my age. Fast forward a couple of terrible specialist appointments, more xrays and MRI, and thanks to a member on this forum @turtleyhip, and the moderators, who gave me an amazing surgeon referral, and the self-confidence and strength to follow my own instincts with their spot-on advice. I now get my New Hip on July 16th!!! I have been in moderate to severe pain since early February. Lost my mobility then ( not a great 40th Birthday present) as well. I am so excited to get my life back. I am dreaming of walking my labrador and even just walking the neighborhood with my husband and kids. Heck, picking up stray socks without my hip popping and falling out would be a treat at this point! Anyway, sorry so long, just really wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to this group. If I can ever offer any help to anyone else, I would be happy to "pay it forward".
     
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  2. sequin98

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    Congrats on getting a date!!
     
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    @MobileMel Well done on scheduling your surgery! You won't regret this op. It is life changing. You will indeed get back to doing all that you love. Just a bit of recovery time and you are there!

    We are with you all the way!
     
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  4. MobileMel

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    Thanks guys!!! It felt like setting my wedding date!!! I am THAT excited. Yesterday was my Pre-Op appointment and I was beyond nervous, the Physician Assistant insisted that she send in my surgeon "just one last time before surgery". I felt so silly, but just talking with him and hearing his reassurances has taken my nerves down a few levels. He also emphasized a positive outlook being very important for a good recovery. I am so glad I found this group before my surgery date.
     
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    Congrats on finally getting a surgeon and a date! I know it’s been long overdue for you, I’m so happy for you! :happydance: Welcome to the July Sparklers! Soon you will be shining and sparkling with the July Sparklers who have already moved on to the healing side. :flwrysmile:
     
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  6. LuvDisney

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    I’m a year older and 1 week later for my first hip surgery. I feel
    Weird being so young but I really want my life back and really since Ive had pain so long my life to really happen!
     
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    July 16. :yes!:
    We will add it to your signature and you will have a host of cheerleaders to encourage you.
    Bye bye hip pain!:happyfeet:
     

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