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Aw thanks @RinTinTin - I just feel like I'm in "limbo" and the added frustration of being in pain through the holidays is not what I would have chosen. Messages like yours help me to know I'm not all alone in this process.
Thank you for taking the time to respond in the midst of your own pain @ritabell
I don't blame you for being overwhelmed ...facing your recovery, dental problems, handling this all on your own and another hip surgery.
I've always found if I can compartmentalize "issues" and handle them one at a time, I can handle them. However, I find myself depressed and tired these days...
This Wed I am facing hip# 2 THR, 6 months after hip#1 THR and I have had difficulty accepting this second THR after such a short time. It sounds like you are too. Feel like I'm going thru the 5 degrees of grief. I was very angry that this happened , really feeling sorry for myself, a lot of crying over everything and finally just over the weekend, I've accepted that this has to be done because I had a horrible week of pain.
I'm so sorry that you have to have both hips replaced as I wouldn't with that on my "worst enemy." For me, I know the ball is collapsing (AVN) and that's why I'm in pain. I fear a total collapse before I can be scheduled for surgery.
Keep "venting" your feelings here. We all will listen and encourage you to just take one day at a time. I actually cross off each day on my calendar to make me feel good.
I check all these posts a few times a day and write responses to keep myself occupied. I
Thank you so very much for caring and taking the time when you're having pain to respond.
I intend to watch movies on Netflix all the time during recovery or HGTV, anything to keep my mind off off myself.
As for Netflix, I highly recommend "The Crown" with the third season coming on November 17th. 'll be thinking about you on Wednesday for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery...
Hang in there @DesertDiva, hopefully things will get better soon. Try giving the scheduler a call first thing in the morning, kind of the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Don't be mean but just try to impress that the pain is really getting to be too much and you need help.
I tried to call today @Elf1 but "no bueno" as the office must have been closed due to Veteran's Day.
Realize there's not a lot that actually works on that pre op pain but if you haven't already tried ice or gel packs, elevate. If that doesn't work try heat, I know there are some of us that used it. While it didn't necessarily help it gave your mind something else to focus on. A goofy movie, deep breathing, again, something to try to take your mind off the pain. I know it's hard but some things to try, hopefully something helps. Will keep you in my prayers for a quick surgery date.
I've tried just about everything and have been in pain to some degree since mid-March. I try to keep busy and do things around the house and/or outings since I was cleared to drive at six week post op. However, I walk too much and the payback in night-time pain. Thanks for keeping me in your prayers for a quick surgery date.
We're here and we care. I understand it's not the same as having someone to vent to in person, but feel free to come here, lights never go out and there is usually always someone online to engage with.I feel like I'm totally alone, and no one at the hospital really cares one way or the other.
Let's hope your pain from Lefty continues to ease and any pain from your non op hip is tolerable.Basically, a few minutes ago I told the joint replacement coordinator that the office needs to manage my pain until they can schedule me or schedule me for the second hip replacement.
Just checking in to see how you are doing and if that scheduler got back to you.
I can't believe you took the time to reply after just having your hip surgery - I hope it all went well. The scheduler finally called with a date of 12/30/19. However, I have an appointment next week to talk to the OS.
I had my surgery this morning and for all my worry and tension so far doing well. Relieved is my overwhelming feeling as you will be.
So very glad to hear you're doing well!
Sending hugs and positive vibes.
Aw, thank you - the very same to you...
The only thing I can say is to make sure you can get him to look you in the eye and use your own words...Please - if you have suggestions on what to say and how to approach the conversation, please do.