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[THR] Early Birthday

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by 59billy, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. 59billy

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    I just got my arrival time for surgery: 7:15 AM CST tomorrow.

    Now it's real. I'm feeling some adrenaline coming in. Wednesday is my birthday, which seems like a good omen.

    I'll update as I can.
     
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    Congrats on your date tomorrow @59billy I hope all goes well for you. You'll be all set to eat a lot of birthday cake by Wednesday! Happy Birthday!
     
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    Congratulations on early schedule! Get it out of the way! Esrly birthday greetings for Wednesday! What a wonderful gift you are receiving!

    :walking::walking::walking:
     
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    Fabulous 60th birthday gift! I hope you are feeling up to a little slice of cake; or maybe a bowl of prunes with candles on top! :rotfl:
     
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    I'll probably be needing prunes by this time next week.
     
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    Oops....didn't notice you started your recovery thread, I posted on the pre-op side.
    I'm going to go grab it...copy and paste it here so you look more popular to those who don't know you yet, lol.

    Yay! I'm happy you have an early surgery time. Let's get this show on the road!

    Meatloaf and Broccoli sounds yummy. I hope the Guinness relaxes you a bit.

    Just think, tomorrow at this time that nasty pain will be history and your body will be in overdrive doing its thing! Pretty miraculous really. I'm excited for you and hope you can send us a :thumb: when you're feeling up to it. You know you've made friends, have fans and we'll all be watching for your first post. No pressure though :heehee:

    I'm sending up a prayer for your comfort, peace of mind and an uneventful surgery and recovery.
    You're going to do great! :wink:
    @59billy

    PS Happy Birthday early in case you don't feel like posting before Wednesday, but I'm feeling confident you will.
     
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    Be thinking of you tomorrow. I was thinking of you today and was writing the 9th for a few hours at work until I woke up after a few cups of coffee! Good on you for the early start, hoping for the same here. Good luck will be checking here often.
     
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    Hope everything goes well tomorrow and recovery is a breeze! Happy Birthday early, just in case you're not up and online Wednesday! :beer:
     
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    I'm in two places at once!

    T - 11:30 and counting.

    This feels more like preparing for a sports event than something medical.
     
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    Here's a nice bedtime story - read it and sleep.


    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 discomfo
    rest
    elevate
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    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.
     
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    I've had my first Hibiclens shower. I smell like a meth lab. As usual, the instruction sheet differs from what I was told at the camp, so I'm going with the latter. Hibiclens shower, clean sheets, then another Hibiclens shower followed by the wipes in the morning.

    I love the every surgeon has a different protocol for this.
     
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    I was instructed to do the same. Hibiclens shower before bed, sleep on clean sheets, Hibiclens shower in the a.m. No wipes though...
    I don't recall an offensive smell as much as a film left behind on my skin. I remember I didn't like it but by that time I was just going through the motions....I would have driven to the hospital that night and went through surgery if it was possible.
     
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    My instructions are to do that for the 5 days prior to surgery, which starts tomorrow. I only bought one bottle, and yesterday I got the instructions to use 1/2 a bottle each time. I guess I will have to get more.
     
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    All the best today @59billy ! See you on this side soon!
     
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    Sending Good Mojo your way...
    New hippy in the house today!:yes!:
    Bye bye hip pain.:happydance:
    See you on the healing side.:ok:
     
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    :wave:You are going to do fine...all temporary leading up to Back to Life!
    :egypdance:
     
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    it can't hurt. I might have done it for more days if I had done my research sooner. Too much stuff to think about!

    T - 1:45 and counting!

    Not sure when I'll be able to follow up, so y'all be good today!

    Thanks for the support, everbody.
     
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    I always think about your phrase "get your life back". That's exactly my mission today!
     
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    It is true. Pain free life with real sleep:yes:
     
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    This is what got me through the last 48 hours or so before surgery and is certainly getting me through all my bumps and potholes now! Have a fun day Billy! :)
     
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