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Afraid of dislocation!

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Gettysburg, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Gettysburg

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    @ Layla I won’t back out, in fact, I may ask for a bilateral because my left hip is bothering me tonight!
     
  2. Gettysburg

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    I just found out I have MSSA. It’s not MRSA it’s different, but I have to use an antibiotic ointment in my nostrils and under fingernails for 5 days prior to surgery. Anyone else had this?
     
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    Hi @Gettysburg
    I'm happy to hear you're moving forward.
    Would love to see you lose the pain you're suffering.
    MSSA is new to me, I'll be researching it after this post.

    I was directed to swab the inside of my nose with Mupirocon 2 x daily
    for the 5 days leading up to surgery. No mention of fingernails.
    I was never tested just advised to do this. I've read of others who were directed to do the same.

    Hope you have a great weekend!
     
  4. Gettysburg

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    @Layla
    Yes , Muirposin is what I got too. I have to use it 5 days before surgery.
     
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    I had the ointment in my nose deal and the anti bacterial scrub too. Follow what they say and don't worry about things that haven't happened. I honestly can't imagine 2 at once but then again it's once and done.
    Stop reading the wrong things on the net. Dislocation isn't a problem if you don't mess up.
     
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    I'm glad you are getting some peace about your upcoming surgery.
    I know how anxiousness can build ... Sometimes too much information and the world wide web can give us a myriad of what ifs thats just overload!
    There is supposed to be a topic on JRAD about that exact subject.
    And information about recovering in a way to avoid complications.
    What have they told you about your other hip?
    I'm a happy Bilateral...
    Hope your day is good and will be rooting for you.
     
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    @Mojo333 , They said my other hip isn’t nearly as bad. I am going to get the right one done first and see how it goes.
     
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    Yes I thought the same thing.....was really quite keen for the surgeon to do both to get them out of the way, but he said one at a time. Now I'm 3 weeks down the line with the right hip, I haven't really had any problem with the left. I don't know if that means it was mainly referred pain from the right, or whether the painkillers I'm still taking post-op are also masking pain in the left, but I'm happy to see what happens over the next few weeks before I make a decision. If I do decide to get the other one done I certainly won't be worried like I was a few weeks ago.....this has been a positive experience with comparatively little pain.....the worst thing is the sleeping on the back and boredom :yes!:
     
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    Glad other hip holding up...
    I was told "flip a coin" when I asked which was worse.
    That led to the decision for bilateral.
    I'm not a glutton for punishment:) :-) (:
     
  10. Gettysburg

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    @anny , I know, I’m so afraid of insomnia but I have ambien . Thing is, it doesn’t always work. Sleeping on my back is going to be hard, nothing though is as miserable as I feel right now. I went out today and I was so crippled up with my right hip and my left knee it was awful. Getting in and out of the car, forget walking, I had to use my scooter. It still was not enjoyable. I just feel so discouraged because I know after I recover I need to do something about my knees. Ugh! By the way, is that a standard poodle? I just lost mine of 13 years last month from cancer. Heartbreaking!
     

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