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[REVISION THR] dislocation two weeks after revision<

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Hi All,

I am in recovery! The revision had no complications. I was in surgery for 2.5 hours and all things considered feel ok. I actually got out of bed already! What a HUGE anxiety relief this is behind me. I think I might get discharged Wednesday. I had an epidural, and then oxycontin which did nothing, so they gave me dilaudid. I have a lovely. view overlooking the East River in NYC. Nicer than my views at home! I am going to remain super positive.

I will be back on soon.
 
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Hi Karen, :welome: Welcome to Recovery!

Wonderful news! Such an upbeat post...you sound great.
Wishing you lots of comfort as you begin the journey. We'll look forward to following your progress.

Here are the Recovery Guidelines -

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
6. Access to these pages on the website

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 the at each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice. @Onestepatatime
 
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Oh yes ma'am!:yahoo:
So glad to see you on this side and finally you got your pain managed.
I think this is going to be your ticket back to happy and healthy.

Healing mojo coming your way!:angel:
 
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So....it is 12:30 a.m. and I cannot get comfortable with pain. I just buzzed the nurse. I do not think oxy 10 mg is doing anything. And it makes me itchy. I want to cry, so I am posting here instead. Maybe I will find something on netflix to kill time. UGH!!!!!!!!!!:hairpulling::groan::banghead::censored::oyvey:
 

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Ask for some Benadryl: that will help subside the itching and even aide in sleeping.
 

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I am so sorry you are reacting badly to your pain meds. One of the reasons I am unable to take opioids is the severe itching and rashes they produce, along with other side effects. I don't have that problem with Tramadol, which is the only narcotic pain reliever I am able to take without the itching, etc. I hope through tweaks in your pain meds they'll be able to help you get the relief you need. You are nearing the time that your pain will probably start lessening a bit also naturally, which should help. I love your positive attitude.:loveshwr:
 

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Hoping you got some sleep @Onestepatatime I had similar reaction in hospital. I did better once I switched to Tramadol with Tylenol rotating back and forth. Hope today is better. You have such a positive outlook. I’m glad you are on the other side and can begin your recovery. ❤
 

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Ahhh, with that view you must be at HSS. Outstanding facility. Which surgeon did your revision? Mine was done there on January 3, and I was really pleased with the care I received. Six months out, I feel fully recovered. Did they replace both components? I had only the femoral stem replaced. I reacted badly to the oxy and had to switch to Tramadol. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. Isn't it a good feeling to be on the healing side?
 

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@Onestepatatime Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment. Hope the pain is better this morning. Have they given you ice?
 
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They switched my pain meds around, raised my oxy only upon request and added Tramadol and an anti-itch medication.

Yes, I am at HSS. Dr Ast did my surgery. He is the revision specialist at HSS in Paramus, NJ near where I live, so that is how I got referred to him. I called the main number at HSS and was sent to him.

I had Josephine research him, and he checked out nicely.

He replaced the socket and ball, not the stem. He said it is exactly what he thought in my exams, and there were zero complications. I took a walk today and did the practice stairs. I feel all in all pretty good, although I took oxy right after PT. I also got to sleep two hours this mornings and washed up, and a second cup of coffee. I feel ssssoooo much less anxious.

Oh check this out! A company I did a phone screen with prior to interview, called me to come in for an on-site interview. I did not tell them I had a surgery scheduled because I did not want to rule myself out. Trying to navigate what to tell them, so it does not seem like I was dishonest. When do you think I will be ready to at least go on an interview? 4 weeks in person?
 

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Good Morning, :wave:
It's good to hear they finally got your meds right and you're feeling better. I hope you have a peaceful relaxing day!

I feel you could easily go on an interview at four weeks post op unless it involves a lengthy drive or excess walking. Personally I wouldn't address surgery unless necessary. As our moms taught us, honesty is always the best policy :wink: Best of luck and wishes for your comfort as you begin the journey. :)
@Onestepatatime
 

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Congratulations on your revised hip and being on the recovery side as well as the job interview. All things are coming together - how wonderful.
 
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Hi All,
I am day 5 post op, and out of my 3 major joint surgeries, this revision is going the best so far. Yesterday was busy, PT, then nurse, my son cooked for me all afternoon, and my brother came to visit. Today I went over my friends house for dinner. My Aunt is staying with me, she has been a saint. I feel this is going too good to be true so far. The first hip replacement was awful. This hurts, but not nearly as painful or draining. And I only need 15 mg Oxytocin's in 24 hours. Hope to be off these soon.
 

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:happydance:So happy you feel pleased with how this recovery is going. It took me at least 7 days before I could think that my hip might actually be better after all this recovery business.
Glad your aunt is there to help...
Hope your weekend is restful and restorative.
On your way....:thumb:
 

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Wow, you are amazing, even going out to friend's for dinner. So glad things are going well for you. Just remember not to overdo, it is easy to do when feeling good and basically pain free.
 
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Hi All,
So, it has been a very challenging day. The first week I had my Aunt stay with me, who was a Saint. She got a call this morning her oldest son who has been sick, is in ICU not doing well. She had to leave suddenly this morning because her son is crashing. So I went from all this wonderful support to being left alone. I am scrambling for people to check on me, and am not sure if I am ready to shower alone or do the stairs. Physically I feel relatively good. 5 mg Oxy and 2 Tylenol every 8 hours. Icing. Walking. Rinse and repeat.

I know we all struggle with feeling blue and hate being dependent on others. Sometimes, like now, being single sucks. This might be one of the most challenging points in my life - recovery and unemployment. What does not kill me will make me stronger?
 

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