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[THR] Celebrating one at a time, encore!

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Alitm, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Alitm

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    Setting up my post op thread for tomorrow, Friday Sept 14th! :flwrysmile:
     
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    All the best tomorrow! See you on this side soon. I'll leave your recovery articles here for you now.
    Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

    Pain management and the pain chart
    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of THR recovery
    Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
    Energy drain for THRs
    Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
    BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
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  3. 1stSurgery

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    You will sail through it @Alitm! I found it useful to use the pre op time to think about the things that make you feel calm and happy, your horses might figure in there. And of course I had fun joking with the staff about being there for a spa-cation which deflected any of that free floating anxiety. My hospital had a screen with beautiful images in a montage in the pre op room, really helped. Mountains, sunsets, streams, etc.
    You will make the Sapphires proud, soon to be double-hippy!!
    Hugs!
     
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    Yay! Looking forward to hearing from ya after your surgery!
     
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    Good luck! Thinking good thoughts for you! :flwrysmile:
     
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    Hey, before you know it you will be on the other side. Advance congrats! We'll pull out a cyber bottle of bubbly and be ready to celebrate. :)

    (flowers are never amiss, methinks.)
     

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  7. Alitm

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    You all are the best! Rushing around doing last minute stuff...you know Murphy (as in Murphy's law?!!) likes to put his two bits in when one has a mapped out schedule, even when you allow for him stopping by!! :heehee:

    7:30 AM kick off tomorrow....have to do two wipe downs, one tonight and one tomorrow AM.

    Will spend some time in the barn at feeding time late afternoon. Have barn help coming in for tomorrow.

    Better get back to business now!
     
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    Hope you get some sleep tonite. :yawn: :sleep:
    You'll be in my prayers. I'll bet you do great!
    I'm excited for you :happydance:
    Post when you're able, we'll be here :friends:
    @Alitm
     
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    Not long now for you @Alitm .....fingers crossed all goes as smoothly as mine has (to my surprise!). Looking out for your first report and we can compare notes on the frustration of backsleeping! :)
     
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    :wave:Thinking of you this morning.
    Bye bye bad hip hip pain.
    Your friends are cheering for you and will be waiting on this healing thread.
    You will do great!
    Good mojo coming your way
     
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    Thinking of you this morning!
     
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    Hi everyone, up after meditating to sleep last night. Not a ton of sleep but better than I thought. Quick five min meditation this AM, exercises, about to jump in shower for second de-bug and then I'm off to the races! Feeling almost giddy that I'm about to have one out of the way...FINALLY!!!
    Thanks as always for your moral support along the way. So incredibly helpful. Next post will be from my phone (vs. lap top), so apologies for typos etc. in advance!
    @anny hoping you are comfortable and those hip butterflies are gone forever!!
    :flwrysmile:
     
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    Sending love, hugs and best wishes. :loveshwr:
    You'll be on our minds. You're on your way :yes!: So happy for you :happydance:
    We'll look forward to your first post once you're resting comfortably.
    Safe travels to your surgery site.
    @Alitm
     
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    woooo-wooooooo @Alitm ! Looking forward to your first post from the other side!
     
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    @Alitm hope you are now on the other side. First day for me, pain wasn’t too bad, but low blood pressure and extreme fatigue kept me from updating,
    Now I’m on day 5 and again not much pain,but the fatigue hits and I could fall asleep in the middle of a post!
     
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    @Knitquilt
    Yep, I remember that fatigue. It was on and off for a few days and catches up with you when you are least expecting it.
    @Alitm
    By the time you read this it will all be over and the recovery will begin. Here's hoping you have a good one
     
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    :fasthorse::fasthorse::fasthorse::fasthorse::fasthorse:
    Thinking of you. :wave:
     
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    Room decorated.
     
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    Yay @Alitm ! Close behind you! Look forward to your phone posts, typos or no typos.
     
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    Good job @An54!!! You've got the decor gig down!
     
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