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Hi All...

Had replacement done tonight...

Operation went great but the pain is serious...

They just giving me tramadol and percasete..

Don’t know why any Oxy things...

Find our tomorrow..

They got my legs wrapped in couple places so I can’t hardly move them...

Said 25 hours

This seems unusual to me... Anyone else..??

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Hi Jonny,
Welcome to Recovery and the healing side of the journey. I'm sorry you're struggling with pain. I'd definitely
discuss it with your OS, or the medical staff, so your pain can be better managed, keeping you comfortable.

I'm not familiar with legs being wrapped other than the incision area with a large bandage. Ask for clarification from one of the medical professionals so that you have a better understanding. If I recall, your surgery was done in Puerto Rico, possibly they do things a little differently there?

Below you will find the Recovery Guidelines. There are many short articles I believe you'll find beneficial as you begin healing. Please don't engage in any type of PT that is difficult, or causes you pain. If they're not providing you with ICE for your incision area, request it. It will help with pain and swelling.

Stop back often with any questions or concerns, we'll do our best to guide, support and offer encouragement as you begin your healing journey.

Wishing you comfort.

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. Here is a week-by-week guide to

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 that each, member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice. @JonnyNight
 
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Hi Layla,

Thanks for answering...

Yeah... They definitely do it differently about some things..

Do you know if Oxy drugs are usually prescribed..??

One of the different things..

Not thrilled about at all... See if something can happen tomorrow...
 

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I didn't have any "wrapping", had a clear strip of tape over the incision. I got Hydrocodone in the hospital and for home
 

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Jonny, Sorry to hear about the pain you are in. Definitely let your nurse know about it so they can increase the dosage or give you something stronger. It is impossible to be comfortable or sleep with serious pain.

I was lucky 4 weeks ago after surgery and had only mild pain. The meds they gave me were Oxy Codone before going to bed and Hydrocodone about every 3-4 hours as needed. This was also the meds they sent me home with along with a nerve block med, blood thinner, and something else I am drawing a blank on.

Very strange that your legs are wrapped making it hard to move. My nurse wanted me to be moving my feet and after 6-7 hours they wanted me walking every few hours which felt pretty good after laying in place not moving.

Are you in a hospital or surgical center? How long are you scheduled to be there?
 

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I know they're prescribed often, but not solely. Oxy is what I was prescribed.
I sure hope they get your pain under control though, you shouldn't be suffering as you are.
I'd buzz the nurses and tell them you are hurting.
Not to sound like a broken record but please do not underestimate the power of ice :ice: if I haven't convinced you yet.
 
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Thanks all for your experiences...


Yeah... I got to see what I can do about that..
 

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I hope that you'll have a better day tomorrow. :flwrysmile:

I was trying to figure out if you are taking both percocet and tramadol? Are you getting any relief from them? Perhaps this is the protocol used in Puerto Rico. I know that many doctors are trying to avoid the stronger opioids. Have they had you up walking yet?

You referred to having your legs wrapped and having trouble moving. Are you maybe talking about the leg wraps that inflate to help reduce risk of clots?
 

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:wave: @JonnyNight
These first days can be Tough:oyvey:
I'm sorry they seem not to have your pain under control.
It took them a few hours to get mine sorted after initial anaesthesia wore off.
I wasn't offered ice and was too out of whack to ask.
Hard not to think...what have I done? You WILL be happy to have that hip fixed.
Do ask Before pain gets out of hand...important to stay ahead of it.
Hope today is a better day!:console2:
 

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Sorry you are having trouble getting your pain managed. Try to be a strong self advocate to get this sorted out! I do hope to day is a better day. :)
 

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Good Morning Jonny,
I hope they got your pain under control last evening and you were able to rest/sleep comfortably.
Wishing you comfort and a day better than yesterday.
We're here if you need us.
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Thanks everyone..

Yeah... First they gave me tramadol and perc together.. now at different times..

The doc didn’t come in today..

I try for pain med change tomorrow...

They do have different ways doing things..

They just had me do a few exercises in bed...

Supposedly tomorrow I walk...

They got foam robber cushions between my legs and have my legs wrapped in three spots so I don’t make any wrong moves...
 

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Boy, that sounds hard, Jonny. Must feel really uncomfortable and frustrating---what wrong moves do they think you might make?

Before you walk, I hope they figure out your meds. Can they call or page your doctor for you so they take care of the pain sooner, or is the new alternating method of giving you meds helping a lot?

When will you be released? Are you staying in Puerto Rico for awhile after your surgery?

Hope you had a better day and get some information tomorrow from your doctor.
 

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Poor Johnny....
Sounds a bit excessive compared to what we normally read here.
I don't understand your legs being wrapped in three separate areas so you don't make any wrong moves.
I'm also curious why they don't have you up walking yet. It sounds like they do things quite differently in PR.

Wondering if you're seeking answers and not receiving them, or are you just a "go with the flow" type of guy....
I think I'd be their worst nightmare right about now. Why this, how come that, buzz, buzz, ring, ring, get me up, get this off of me, lol. :tantrum: :hairpulling: :gaah: You're either a Saint or just too tired to care.
To brighter days, they're coming! :SUNsmile:
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I think I'd be their worst nightmare right about now. Why this, how come that, buzz, buzz, ring, ring, get me up, get this off of me,
SO true! Next time you see a medical professional, get the deets on your treatment plan so you know what to expect. A lot of surgeons leave an anesthetic cocktail in the hip to help deter pain - might be worthwhile finding out if yours did.

What's your pain level right now, from 1-10?
 
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Hey All... Hi Again... Thanks Again...

Say Layla... I would go Happy Johnny..:)

While I definitely would have gotten the pain med deal clarified before the op, that’s only thing for me that is a problem...

I have been on them quite a bit about it...

To be honest most of my life I have made big deals about things when I’m upset about something but a number of times I’ve found out the big deal I’ve made wasn’t justified and I end up being embarrassed about it..

So I take a couple deep breaths and just try and relax a bit...

But though if I was really upset about something going on I though I definitely would make a fuss about it...

I was hurting so bad before the surgery for the most part whatever they want to do for the immediate aftermath I don’t have a real problem with...

Apparently their style of doing things has worked for them, putting the med situation aside...

I like the sound of the “Anesthetic Cockail” though... Sounds kind of interesting..:)

See ya later...
 
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