So, both hips done with Mako. Went at 7:30, in room but 1. Just had PT, she said moving better than expected. Pain managed, maybe get out tomorrow afternoon. No more fears or apprehension, pain is minimal, not like the pain from hips
Call me what you like, just keep showing up!!!It's a bit of an adrenaline rush to be on the other side...lots of healing happening but all Temporary.
This is a life changing surgery...was for me.
If you didnt hear it preop...I'm sure you did...your new nickname will be either Both at Once!?? Or At The Same Time!??
Congratulations and hope you will be home soon to assume the position
not holding out hope for much sleep, I’m a steadfast side-sleeper so on my back will be tricky. Also, the have IV fluids going in, infusing at 125 ml/hr and I’m peeing back 100/hr, also not good for sleepingCongratulations on your brand new shiny hips!
Its great to hear that your pain is well managed. I hope you can snag so e sleep tonight!
OA for me as well, less than 10degrees abduction in both, made being an ER nurse impossible. Stairs today...The back sleeping wasn't great, but then sleep preop with bad hips also became impossible for me.
Not sure what led to your BTHR, but OA was the culprit for me.
They didn't offer me ice at the hospital, and I was too fog brained to ask for any...so once i got home and could get into a recliner with a ton of ice, i was able to get more comfortable.
Hope you will be on your way home soon.
hi Lee, and thanks, it’s great to be here. Day 2 has allowed me to fully embrace the pain. PT and OT stopped this am, gonna try stairs in 90min. Just took a sink bath, moving forward, and thus far, happy and gratefulCongratulations on your new hips and to recovery. It has its challenges but so much better than pre op that soon it becomes a distant memory. Naps and ice are both wonderful things during recovery as is taking meds on a schedule so to avoid pain.