THR Getting anxious

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Hi everyone
I am scheduled for my RH replacement on 9th August. Same surgeon as last time. I will be in the same ward again too. Last time I had a real issue with pain management and had a rough recovery for the first five days….

Should I mention this? I am having to pluck up a lot of courage to go through this again.

Any advice appreciated!
 
@SurreyGirl YES do definitely mention the problems you had with your other hip and recovering from hip replacement!! You do not want to repeat that experience. Since this time is with the same surgeon hopefully he will remember (and have access to your medical records from that time) but do remind him and ask for a comprehensive plan to avoid those previous problems!!
 
Better to tell them than just us, we can only offer sympathy and advice. The first week or 2 aren't fun for anyone but the reward is worth the struggle.
 
Yes, yes, yes! Tell them now and also when getting hour addition back in the surgery prep area.
I hope this time is much smoother for you. :flwrysmile:
 
Hi @SurreyGirl , I remember you from 2018. Looks like your other hip needed doing the same time as my 2nd one. I’m nearly 6 weeks from my 2nd THR. Good luck for August.
 
Should I mention this? I am having to pluck up a lot of courage to go through this again.
Mention this and keep mentioning to everyone. Be sure and tell the anaesthetise you had a bad experience. Things have changed for the better since your first THR. So please don't assume you will see a repeat performance.
 
I am having to pluck up a lot of courage to go through this again.
Aww, you'll do fine, SurreyGirl. For some reason members often express feeling less courageous than you think they'd feel going into a second surgery. Try to focus on how you'll lose the pain that you've been dealing with, be able to fully enjoy your vacations, receive loving care at the Hippy Hotel and feel like a new woman! You can count on support and encouragement along the way from your side of the pond, to ours, you'll make new friends and hopefully keep the old, (that be us) :wink: You will be GOLDEN! :happydance:

Not too long now and you'll be on the road to recovery. Lots of comfort to you as you wait. Peace of mind too!
 
Hi everyone
I am scheduled for my RH replacement on 9th August. Same surgeon as last time. I will be in the same ward again too. Last time I had a real issue with pain management and had a rough recovery for the first five days….

Should I mention this? I am having to pluck up a lot of courage to go through this again.

Any advice appreciated!
Yes! Yes, tell them, tell everyone! Your surgeon should know pre-surgery, the hospital nurses that are prepping you for surgery should know, the anesthesiologist to comes in should know, and everyone taking care of you in recovery should be advised ahead of time, and they won’t be, unless you tell everybody! Best of luck
 
When I had my right TKR the most pain I felt was because a great deal of heat was being generated at the surgery site. That 1st night home, wow!!! I knew 10 out 10 pain and this was 100 out of 10. I just couldn't get a chill to the area. The surgical dressing was so heavy, a chill couldn't get thru. With the nerve block effect gone, the pain was getting more intense, after 3 Percocet and 3 oxygen I called the dr's office at 1am and left a message. When he called me back, I told him I need to remove the dressing to get some cold on the area. He agreed. BAM!!! Once I got some chill on the area my pain went down from 100 to 5. Wow, I can sleep and my wife can sleep. That was the last time I needed an Oxy. 4 months later when I had my left knee done, the surgical dressing was just a minimum. What a difference!!! BTW, Ice is your best friend!!! I also learned a new trick to extend the life of the icepacks. When they started leaking their clay mix that holds the cold, I used my vacuum sealer and sealed it up in a vacuum bag, voila, a new ice pack.
 

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