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Bit of a dodgy night for Johnny boy , but not in any pain , was concerned about nether regions were still numb , but gradually coming back , so peeing a little bit more than normal , without the normal control.
Brilliant nurse just done morning obs , said my blood pressure was a bit low , so encouraged me to sip more water.
Crucially not my feet just yet but that is coming soon had tea and toast for brekky will update post physio . Good luck all
 
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Well I've been done , still bit groggy just back from theatre, bottom half ( mid area ) still numb , but no pain and can waggle toes freely. Had a spinal and light anthesatic ,but was asleep all the time, gradually coming round but feel great .Pre op anti room a bit hairy but what do you expect. Got a couple of electric shocks when spinal inserted but if thats all , bring it on .Good luck to all in similar dire straits ,Sorry for respeating.
 

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Hi @JohnWilky :wave:and glad to see you on the Healing Side.:yes!:
I had general so I didn't have the experience with the spinal... Sounds like it was a bit painful for you.:umm:
The numbness is normal and was a bit anxiety inducing for me as that log leg needed help getting in and out of bed and cars and chairs, but seem to walk about okay.
Seemed like their was a temporary disconnect from my brain to my limb.
All Temporary and the end result is well worth it.
I'll leave you your recovery guidelines so you can chill out and read them when you feel up to it.
:) :-) (:
 

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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
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. At week 4 and after you should follow this

6. Access to these pages on the website


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.
 

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Welcome to the other side @JohnWilky ! For a guy who said he was not going to consider THR in his first post here, you have come a long way. Well done!

Rest, ice, elevate, take your meds and repeat.

I look forward to following your journey.
 

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Hello there :wave:
Congrats on your new hip! It’s a great feeling to have surgery behind you. I hope you’re resting comfortably and your pain is well managed. Wishing you comfort as you begin to heal.
@JohnWilky
 
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Made my first trip to bathroom had to ask for help of physio as I went really dizzy Cold sweat, got into chair and after 15 min break to get reacclimatised resume short steps to bathroom.
nasty place didn’t thinkit would be that hard , that was tough very though , how could you even think about going home is extraordinary, big up H , thewayi feel atm ,I’ll stiller here next week .
So many factors to consider waterworks , bowel move to come, and blood thining drugs injection I will have to execute myself at homes a big ask .
Home in one day unbelievable.incredible.
 

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Go slow! Low BP is common post op. Could be from the anesthesia and while you’re anticipating the days to come, realize the difference a day can make. Take it easy, sit for a bit before standing and stay adequately hydrated in an effort to flush the anesthetic from your system.

Do you have someone to check in on you at home? Family, friends, neighbors? It would be helpful to arrange for someone to check in on you once, or twice a day, for the first week.

Wishing you comfort and some restorative rest.
@JohnWilky
 

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Congrats on your new hip and welcome to the Other Side ! For me, icing and meds and not comparing to anyone else has helped tremendously. The journey for me has been incremental steps; my friends and son have noticed more progress than I have myself. Short visits from friends have meant the world to me
 
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nasty place ,there is always something else , great progress then one step back just had my second short walk to bathroom ,lot easier ( pain killers ) but as on first trip felt faint and woozy , this time got the uncontrollable shivers which aborted the mission, googling says it andrelerin rush any experience.Hope the scar issue is minor and solves itself El Rapido ,keep up the comments v encouraging, cheers.
 

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Hey there @JohnWilky :wave:
I‘m responding in part to a message you recently left elsewhere on the forum.

I’d like to encourage you to update on your thread, often, in regard to your progress. I think you’ll appreciate the updates in the future, looking back, or while attempting to find something you recall posting about your recovery, but forgot where you posted it. Basically like your own journal of recovery. It may also come in handy for comparison sake if it becomes necessary to replace your other hip at some point.

I too had that groggy faint sickly woozy ( ok enough) but all yes and had to sit for 10 mins before carrying on .I've tried physio with arm crutches this morning and failed ,not steady enough ( ok with frame ,well ) just getting ready for next bout , but absolutely no chance of me going home today and I don't want too Havant got the confidence going for check up x Ray soon too, overall massively disappointed with my recovery 48 hrs on thought it would be a breeze. Keep going H you're my hero ,well done kid ,brave lad .

PLEASE...don’t be disappointed with your progress only 48 hrs after a major surgery. Recovery is not a breeze, not sure where you got that idea. There are many ups and downs, good days, better days and even some crappy days. You will get through this and most likely be surprised at how much better you are feeling even after a week. Try to look back weekly only (pick a day to reflect back) and I’m quite sure you’ll notice and be pleased with your progress. Chin up...brighter days on the way! :SUNsmile:
We’re here for you If you need us.
 

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@JohnWilky - you will see that I have moved the first two posts in your thread from Humbleservant's thread to your own thread.

By putting the above posts in his recovery thread, you were taking his thread off track. His thread, should be about his own recovery.
Forum etiquette: being polite when posting

Please post any updates or questions about your recovery in your own thread. We will see them there, as someone checks all the new posts every day.
If you need an urgent response to a question, just tag a member of staff.
Tagging other members and answering tags

If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.

Just in case you couldn't find your thread, here are the instructions on finding your thread,
How can I find my threads and posts . Many members bookmark their thread, so they can find it when they log on. Please will you do that?
 
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Up and down day made considerably worse by two 30 min bouts of hiccup spams very awful , tried everything the www had to offer .Still in hospital and I would struggle at home atm so hope I can stay another night.
PT went ok well dosed up ,but still feel a bit groggy on crutches and lacking in confidence , will definitely be using big chair to kip in ,
Hip area a tad sore achy atm , hope I get to sleep.
Good night all.
 

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So sorry your having difficulty..... glad ur still at the hospital so they can take good care of ya!
 

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Hi again, @JohnWilky .
I have moved a couple more of your posts from Humbleservnat's thread to your own thread. When you post on his thread, what you write should be to encourage him with his recovery, because it's his recovery thread.

It's OK to post a little about your recovery on his thread, as long as it's also relevant to his recovery or might be helpful to him, but please don't go into details about your own problems, or you will be hijacking his thread.

This thread, which is your recovery thread, is where you should post about your own recovery, and where people should respond to you.
 

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Hi @JohnWilky
Congrats on your new hip.:tada:
These first days sure can be rough, so just try to roll with it and know that it is All Temporary. :console2:
The surgery center I was in didn't offer me any ice and I was too groggy to think of it, so you may want to ask for it if you haven't any.
The one good thing about getting home, was being able to ice alot and get a bit more comfortable.
Hand in there, friend.
 
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Thanks for the support
It makes a sad old man a lot better , just knowing everyone who has experience in these awful but inevitable circumstances.

Day 3 ish for me and still not feeling well op was Monday 15-00 still on strong painkillers and not moved the mountain ( bowels ) but feeling ok apart from they make me walk to the loo instead of giving me a bottle to relieve myself in situ.

And Celle apologies for posting in wrong thread , I do find this forum a bit tricky especially being in pain .
 

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