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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by JennyLynne, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM.

  1. JennyLynne

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    Hi everyone... I am a veteran of the knee boards. I had TKR on my left knee, almost 2 yr ago. I right hip was already giving me issues then, but my left hip came roaring out of nowhere after the surgery. My left leg was severely knock-kneed, and I suspect that straightening it out made the hip angry.

    It has been very disappointing to go through a TKR only to be sidelined so soon again. I am 45 yrs old and I have a 7 yr old son. He helps me with my shoes in the morning and it makes me want to cry. He doesn't know that he should have a mom who can run and jump and keep up with him, let alone get her own socks on. It breaks my heart, so I want to get this done and behind me ASAP!

    Currently scheduled for double hip replacement on April 15 with same surgeon as TKR (he only does knees a hips). I have met with the PA but don't see the surgeon until April 5. Ultimately, he will decide if I can do double or not - PA thinks it is likely. I am young-ish and in ok health - no meds or anything - though have put on a lot of weight in the last few years with the joint issues.

    My TKR recovery was great... got a great bend early on and went back to work quickly. I feel confident that more surgery, as soon as possible, is the way to go. But of course... I am nervous about the unknown. Scary to think of both legs being "down" for a while - but know once is better than twice!

    Always grateful for this space - the information and the support. Look forward to getting to know the "hip"-sters this time around!
     
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    @JennyLynne Welcome to the hip side of BoneSmart! Bilateral is the way to go. I didn't have it but would certainly have gone that route if both hips were complaining. One surgery, one recovery. I'll tag my colleague @Mojo333 to come and chat with you here. She had BTHR. I look forward to following your journey.
     
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    Thanks @Jaycey ... appreciate the support!
     
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    Best wishes for your future recovery!

    Let your son help without worrying. My grandson has been helping me for a long time and I finally realized it gave him comfort to be able to do something. Children are such wonderful beings. :)
     
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    Good perspective @SarahBee - he does like to help me. I am definitely projecting, huh?!
     
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    We always do, @JennyLynne It is human nature, I guess
     
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    :wave:and :welome:
    My possibly new "both at once" hippy pal!
    Sorry you are having to contemplate BTHR but if you want to get your life back...you've come to the right place!:ok:
    Please feel free to ask anything you are curious about...and know that in my case...i couldn't be happier!:egypdance:
     
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    As a parent, myself, I understand this. Your tears are because you feel he's getting shortchanged by you, but soon enough you'll have the ability to begin turning that around. The wonderful memories you'll create together will overshadow him remembering tying your shoes. And you know what else...it's teaching him compassion, empathy, how to comfort and help others. Valuable life lessons, so it's all good! He's also showing love, most important of all.

    Wishing you comfort as you move toward April 15th. I will look forward to following your journey and offering support and encouragement along the way. I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)
    @JennyLynne
     
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    @Mojo333 I will read through your history and take lots of notes! Thanks for the support!

    @Layla That made me tear up... thank you for the kind words!
     
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