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[THR] April surgery August results<

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Mudhen, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Mudhen

    Mudhen junior member
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    When the pain hits it is a 10 or higher. Walking without the cane is 4-5 .
    With the cane 2-3.
    I take no pain medication nor have I since the first week.
    My prescription was not refillable.
     
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    Happy Monday! It will be your Four Month Anniversary in just two days. Time sure flies.
    I hope Jo has some answers for you and you're able to lose the pain.
    Hate to see you suffering like that with no relief in sight.
    Wishing you comfort as you move forward.
    @Mudhen
     
  3. Mudhen

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    Thank you Layla
    I was reading in your links about what to do after surgery. So wish I had known about this site back then!
    My life basically went back to "normal" because I live alone.
    A bit about me....I am 66, 5'10"" and with the 15 lbs lost the first 2 weeks weigh 150, I am medium small boned
    I have been a super woman for most of my life . So this is something I took in my stride. Oops!
    This morning I am as near to discouragement as ever I have been.
     
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    Aww, I'm sorry you're feeling so discouraged.
    I hope Jo's advice will give you some direction.
    Please hold on to hope you can turn this around.
    I'll be checking back for Jo's response.
    Sending a warm hug your way :console2:
    @Mudhen
     
  5. Mudhen

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    Thank you Layla, your warm thoughts much appreciated.
    Can you believe my PT told me I could mow my lawn the second week I was home? I have almost two acres to mow with a riding mower only as you would guess! Right now the lawn needs mowing, my yard man just went on disability....
     
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    No, that is ridiculous that he gave you permission to do that.
    Navigating a lawn can pose a danger if it's uneven terrain with divets and holes.
    Possible tripping hazard. Riding lawn mower not good at two weeks getting jostled around, climbing on off etc. Can't imagine doing that at two weeks post op.
    @Mudhen
     
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  7. Mudhen

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    I assure you I did not! My PT was a she and she talked with me about what I had done to this place and what she was doing to hers.
    I am beginning to wonder about a lot of things....
    I know my lawn better than anyone and my yard man has learned.
     
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    Yes, I remember the chart!
    You get pain at 10 or higher but you take no pain meds? How can that be?
    Okay
    okay
    Okay
    LOL I agree with that.

    Well, my dear, apart from the comment about the pain and my response there, I really have nothing to offer.
    But I'd still like an answer to the question in red
     
  9. Mudhen

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    I know eventually the pain will go away. Icing is a termendous help. Rest is also a help.
    Grin and bear it is the best I can do. I tried tylenol and it did not last even 4 hours.
     
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    But what dose did you take?
     
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    I am sorry I cannot say. A friend bought the meds and when they did not work they went home with her.
    They were not prescription.
     
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    This will be my first winter with a prothesis. The first really cold spell I awoke cold and could feel the shape of the prothesis with a cold ache. I could have wished for a nylon instead of metal....
    I have been having many UTIs as time goes on. Is this common with hip replacement?
     
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    Can't help you on the UTI, I had to look that up I hate abbreviations.
    So far it's gotten cold here and I am pleasantly surprised at no odd feelings in my hip. The cold has always been a killer for me and so far so good.
     
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    The PT said, when I told her the ice pack from the Dollar general about caused me to scream, she did not know if they made it(my prothesis) cold sensitive or not. Really?
    Fortunately it is not a daily occurrence because it has been in the teens here. It was just that first morning when I felt it.
     
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    It is not the prothesis that you are feeling. The implant is very deep and simply can't be affected by the cold.

    Some people are very sensitive to icing. Be sure any icing is done with a towel wrapped around the ice pack.
     
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    Are you sure Jaycey? I have lost over 20 lbs since the surgery and don't have any spare flesh. I felt it again this morning when I went outside without a coat on. It is a breif flash of cold ache in a figure 7.
     
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    Absolutely certain.
     
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    The muscles around the prosthetic may be sensitive and shivering can cause those skeletal muscles to contract...Maybe that is what you are feeling?
     
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    It is kind of like an ice cream headache. It does not linger , only long enough to be sure I notice it!
     
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    Last winter, when it got cold ..I was 6 months or so post op and my leg ached some because the muscles would tighten up.
    Let you know how it goes this winter...first child day tomorrow.
    50F...brrrrr, for this summer baby.
     

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