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[THR] Dislocation after 2 months post-op

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by annie57, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. annie57

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    Have walked the hall. Had sinus infection or have; they’re treating that but my surgeon felt it was safe to go ahead and do it. Because it was unsafe for me to keep my hip is it was! How are you all? My sleeping breathing dropped to 90 but other than that. Am having breathing treatments along with inhalers TID and oral antibiotic every 8 hours. Thank you all so much for your love, ideas, “experience, strength, and hope!”
     
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    You've been a busy beaver today. So glad the surgery went well. Hopefully that sinus infection will go away quickly. Hope you get some rest tonight. Tomorrow is a whole new day :flwrysmile:
     
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    Congratulations!! You’ve made it to the other side!!
    The hardest part is over. Now just concentrate on staying comfy!!
     
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    Yay! :yay: She's done! :happydance:
    Great to hear from you so soon.
    Get lots of rest, take meds on schedule and ice, ice ice,
    Hope you have a peaceful night.
    @annie57
     
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    Congrats!! Looking forward to some great recovery posts.
     
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    Congratulations I will keep up with your recovery thread.
     
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    Okay, 6:30 am, slept from 10:30 to 3, zippping out of bed with a nurse to bathroom and walker. Got some coffee. It was weak, black but divine. Coffee make me “go #2” about an hour ago. Ready to rock and roll these steps, make sure blood work is no infection, hope my doc comes around early this morning. The charge nurse and I are writing a Hitchcock Hallmark Christmas script . . . Moihaha. Thank y’all!
     
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    :ok:Well done and onward dear @annie57
    All "going" too?
    How jealous am I?:umm:
    Constipation was terrible problem for me for the first weeks.
    Let them keep you as long as they will...be stronger for those steps!
     
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    You sound so energetic. Guess you're doing well :)
    Sleeping soundly for a decent amount of time. No constipation issues, like many suffer.
    Ready to tackle stairs. I guess you could use the practice. Not that you won't get enough practice at home
    schlepping up and down 27 steps, most likely multiple times per day.
    Watch out....here she comes!
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    Full speed ahead! That new hip put a little pep in your step! Hopefully it keeps getting better from here.
     
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    Hi @annie57
    How are you doing? You must be home and mastering those stairs by now.
    I hope things are going well for you. Leave us an update next time you stop by.
    Have a great week!
     
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    So so sorry for the delay, y'all. Issue in family with my 89 year old aunt and I overdid it, but no dislocation--JUST SORE--first weekend after replacement since it felt so good.

    Staples out today. X-rays look great. PT is letting me be my expert but my doc says to be cautious but watched me walked w/o an aid and said looked good, be smart, use cane, but back to walker late in day if tired. Thank you all so much--I'm gonna video my first shower tomorrow and post it!! lol Thanks so much!!!
     
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    So so sorry for the delay, y'all. Issue in family with my 89 year old aunt and I overdid it, but no dislocation--JUST SORE--first weekend after replacement since it felt so good.

    Staples out today. X-rays look great. PT is letting me be my expert but my doc says to be cautious but watched me walked w/o an aid and said looked good, be smart, use cane, but back to walker late in day if tired. Thank you all so much--I'm gonna video my first shower tomorrow and post it!! lol Thanks so much!!!

    And PT is apparently on the way when a friend was going to take me to grocery store. Hmm. PT can just take me to g-store. I think that's "physical therapy." Ya know?
     
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    Hi annie, nice to hear from you.
    Sorry you overdid it so soon.
    Great news on staples out, x-rays looking good and sound advice from the doc.
    Posting first shower video :yikes: what do you think this is? Hippy's Gone Wild? :rotfl:
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    @annie57
     
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    :hi:Glad to hear you are having in there these tough first days!
    Stay slooooooow....you know.
    Healing hugs coming your way.
     
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    Hi @annie57 !:hi:
    Have thought of you often - with your basement recovery lair...
    And wondered how things were going?
    The first weeks are definitely alot of No Fun so I do hope things are easing some.:yes:
    Pop in and give us an update when possible!
    Healing hugs...:roseshwr:
     
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    Oh the scenes from Austin Powers are just running through my mind :heehee:

    Hope you're healing comfortably @annie57
     
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    Happy One Year Anniversary, Righty!
    Happy One Month Anniversary, Lefty!
    I hope all is well, annie57
    Leave us an update next time your drop by. We'd love to hear how you're doing.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy 2019!
    @annie57
     
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    I’ve not been “loyal” to this group—recovery itself for me is all-encompassing. Also, had RTHR in 2017 with somewhat attentive life-partner who was also an athlete so she sort of knew when to say, “No! Don’t DO that! Let me get that.”

    This year, I was on my own for LTHR. Had to negotiate stairs every day: your encouragement and ideas were “lifesavers.” Literally. Great surgery, Great recovery. Great PT.

    So, on February 6, healing so well, like a dumba$$, I decided to try a Masalana yoga pose
    AND I figured it’d be alright if I held onto the table leg to pull myself back up if it felt weird. The good news is that my RIGHT hip took it. The bad news is—oh no!

    This stuff was like slow motion and from now on, all my pain will be a 3. “Your foot’s cut off. Pain level from 1 to 10?” Me: “3.” Because I been to 10. Dentists etc., always be telling me about my high pain tolerance. I’ve been hacked with electric hedge trimmers, and dunno how that’s now ER, but not big deal. After ER and hand specialist. Chainsaw bites. Yep. Oh and woodsplitting wedges! Yay!! When the wedge goes airborne into ankle. I just drove myself to hospital in my old truck. No sense getting blood in car.

    But on Feb 6, I held my left leg up with my right knee for 4.5 hours in ER; to get to ER, my mother called my brothers who are automotive mechanics nearing retirement, because it would take 4 people to carry me up the hill in that “sheet” to get me on a stretcher, great paramedics! Morphine and Phenergan, and all I could say, weakly, for 4.5 hours is “Lord God help me.” It was a mantra whispered. Ya just can’t yell in that kind of chronic pain.

    Some fool, who I presume was an OS, finally came in to my room in ER and says, “I got an ankle back in once but never got a hip. Want me to try?” I was “Lord God help me.” So he took that as a yes, put me under, no go. By then, my parents were at ER, and I’d added my OS’s name to my mantra. He came in, finally, not on rotation at hospital, but he came on over to do a little work, asked me what the hell I was thinking, put me under and after 5 rounds of morphine which did NOTHING for pain, the aforementioned idiot who should never have done that maneuver, and my guy who’s a genius, I came to IN HEAVEN. They put a knee immobilizer on my leg, I walked out into my dad’s car. Done. Muscles, tendons—all that soft tissue had to heal, saw OS on the following Monday. I basically did nothing for a week, then went to sustainable Ag and Farmers Markets dinner, meeting the next week. I drove yesterday.

    I’m heeding doc’s and my advice: there’s often no NEED for this. Let’s not push rivers. I have to have a guy coming to take out a stump and drop two trees that I’m gonna limb out and buck up in March to give me more planting area. My hip and leg’s healed enough to go that—it will take me ALL of March. Normally, I could get all that ready for a splitter in a week. This is not “normal.”

    A friendly and loving reminder to go slow and “think, think, think.”

    Whew! Much love, y’all!
    Annie
     
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    @annie57, I have moved 3.jpg the above post into your original recovery thread where it belongs.

    We like to keep our members' recovery posts all in a single thread. That way it's easy for us to go back and read your history before responding to a question or concern. In addition, the thread becomes a journal of your recovery for those who come along later and want to read about you. So, please post in this thread from now on when you want to give an update or ask a question. If you have questions or concerns that need an immediate answer, please tag an admin, a mod, or other members or all three. How to tag another member; how to answer when someone tags you

    If you are having a problem locating your thread, here is a link with how to do it: How can I find my threads and posts?
     

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