I just wanted to say I am so sorry you had such a rough time! Your post touched my heart as you described the nightmare you just went through. I'm very glad that is in the past for you now.Here is my first report since surgery on Wed. Pre-surgery the surgeon went over everything and off I drifted into deep sleep. The surgery was 5 3/4 hours long. He was very through (not that he's not ever through) and replaced everything. He used longer stems than he has previously.
I will say the first day and a half we couldn't get my pain under steady control. They ended up giving me another block. Also ended up changing the medications from hydrocodone & flexeral to tramadol & valium. Every 4 hours I'd get one or the other of those meds and finally pain was controllable. Not gonna lie, I've never hurt so badly in my life. But, that's in the past.