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[THR] DizzyBlond Making Her Way with a Shiny New Hip!

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by DizzyBlond, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. DizzyBlond

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    It's hard to believe I'm actually posting on the recovery forum! After a full year of multiple visits to various doctors in multiple professions, trying every conservative treatment possible without any relief, I've finally arrived at my answer to all the increasing pain and immobility..... My LTHR is TOMORROW! :yes!:

    (Apologies in advance if this recovery thread tends to be overloaded with details - I'm going to attempt to record my experience in the way I've so appreciated others' post-op threads; with reference to anything and everything that my recovery includes! I've found everyone else's experiences SUCH a support as I've prepared for this day and what the upcoming weeks are going to hold!)

    Ice packs are all prepared and in the freezer, the equipment is in the car (all ready for the ride home), my travel bag and toiletries are packed; this evening it'll be the shower/chlorhexidine body wash prep, and then to bed in freshly laundered sheets, clean nightie and hopefully a little sleep!
    The alarm will be set for 4:00 a.m., and then off to the hospital for my 5:30 a.m. check-in!
    Let the journey begin!!
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    • MommaCatt

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      Hugs see you on the other side. So excited for you!


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        Bring a backscratcher too! Handy for hard to reach itches and pulling things close.
        Best wishes!
         
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        • DizzyBlond

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          @MommaCatt - Can't wait to follow in your footsteps, girl!! xoxoxox

          Great idea, @msmo!!! Thanks so much! :)
           
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            @DizzyBlond I posted on your other thread before I saw this. Good luck tomorrow. I will send prayers. I am anxious to hear every detail so thank you in advance. Hugs to you.:flwrysmile::chillpill::prayer:
             
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              Can't wait for you to be past this terrible pre-op wait! Here's to a successful surgery and an easy recovery. Sending those prayers my friend! See you on the "other side"! :prayer::angel::prayer::angel:
               
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              • DizzyBlond

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                @Wrknitout - Can't tell you how much it means to have those prayers!!! (If you're wanting details, girl, you've come to the right place!!! I'll tell you EVERYthing!!! :))

                @Cynthia777 - Here I go, dear friend!!! So grateful to have your prayerful support as I finally have my turn to jump off the high dive!!!! xoxoxoxox:hugzz:
                 
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                • Tweetybrd

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                  @DizzyBlond Looking forward to those details lady! So glad it is your time. Be thinking about you tomorrow:yay:
                   
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                  • Hip Hip Hooray!

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                    Fantastic. You'll be great. It helps to be so prepared and organized. I'll be saying prayers for you and look forward to hearing about your recovery.
                     
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                      Ssshhhhh - listen - quietly - alone..........that's me, saying thankful prayers that you are in the perfect hands to turn the corner of your life to a new chapter. That's me.....waiting to hear that this is all behind you. That's me....the one in the white knee-length lab coat (with the Martha Steward apron over it) searching for the color-coded ice packs to direct your DH to. That's me....holding your hand....with an extra squeeze. We're holding hands thru this, pal.....and will share in every detail. That's me, breathing a sigh of relief for you. xxoo
                       
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                      • DizzyBlond

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                        @Tweetybrd - Thank you so much!!!! So glad to be this close to surgery, as unnerving as it is! :scare:I'm still pulling for a much sooner cancellation for you, but I'll be happy to keep you occupied with my recovery story till then! Hehe!

                        @Hip Hip Hooray! - Thanks so much for cheering me on! I so appreciate your prayers, and can't wait till I can join you in the "I did it!" club!!! :yahoo:
                         
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                          @Nana2-8 -

                          Well, my dear friend, here it is. (Which of course means you're just 10 days away!!)

                          The house is finally quieting down, the last of the kids and grandkids are gone, and I'm coming face to face with what tomorrow is going to bring. You're lovely post has calmed my heart, and yes, I'm listening.... First hearing those prayers of yours! Thank you for reminding me that I am indeed in good hands as I head into that operating room. It's hard to believe we've only known each other such a short time - how grateful I am that we truly are making this journey hand-in-hand! I can't wait to see a picture of you back on the golf course this fall! You have brought my heart such laughter as we've discussed all manner of things, like white lab coats now adorned with Marth Stewart aprons! (You look fetching, darling!! :heehee:) I can't wait to fill you in on all things post-op - hopefully I'll learn a few helpful hints you can take with you!

                          On a far more serious note, I want you to know how often I've thought of you in light of the events of this evening and as well as for what tomorrow will hold... I'm carrying you in my heart and praying for you as you bring comfort, strength and wisdom to those who will very much be needing you. You are indeed a treasure. Xoxox
                           
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                            Hi @DizzyBlond - I join everyone else wishing you good luck. Do report in detail on your recovery. I also wrote a detailed recovery report which you can read on my thread "Constanze's recovery diary". I find all the details interesting including recovery progress, pain meds, walking aids used, and of course - how you're feeling. Your avatar looks lovely. Is that you and one of your grand-daughters?
                            Hugs from - Constanze
                             
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                              @DizzyBlond I also am sending you prayers for peace in your last few hours. And I pray that you experience the same experiences I have with my surgery. The pain I have now is a clean, healthy pain of recovery and not the grinding wearing pain the was hopeless. :wow::prayer::praying:
                               
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                                @DizzyBlond - I've already wished you good luck on the pre-op side, but noticed you've started a thread over here. It's really happening for you - I am so pleased! I will be thinking about you all day and waiting here to cheer you on when you arrive. Much love and loads of hugs as you start on this exciting journey. :friends:
                                 
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                                  Forgot to say - details are good! Great for the rest of us, but also good to read through yourself and chart your progress xx
                                   
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                                    So glad you've set up your postop thread. Everyone here will be looking out for you and cheering you on. Just think - all that horrible pain will be behind you soon. Best wishes! :thumb:
                                     
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                                      @DizzyBlond -praying for you and your surgery today. We are waiting for you in the "We did it!" Members' Lounge. Ha Ha

                                      Here's to you, your recovery, and to becoming THR Strong!
                                       
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                                        Members Lounge - I like that @Sommers16! Especially as we do a fair spot of lounging around postOp.
                                        I can tell all of you who are in the Departure Lounge that delaying or even cancelling your take-off is not what you would relish. I'm waiting for Leftie's date and can't wait. I've had a few particularly bad days - sat in tears the other night and described it to Mr M as having an animal gnawing at my hip and knee. The only good part about this is that I log these details in my pain diary - it is refreshing to reflect on my preOp notes for my first THR to compare how much better it is and how it is supporting the ever deteriorating next in line. Things get better!
                                         
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                                          Two-thirds of the way through your journey now (pre-op anxiety and surgery).
                                          Only one-third to go (recovery) and you're on your way to a glorious pain-free life! :friends:
                                           
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