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Oh my darling Sarah... I am so sorry to jump on BS and read your news.... what can I say... you have been so positive even though you seemed to sense there was a problem that needed fixing...it must take some time to get your head around this... all I can say is that you will as you have your lovely family that will wrap around you & keep you sane...

I wish this wasn’t happening for you.... but you can do this... and next year you can move forward with living without this hanging over you.... We are all here for you... you have been our Champion... wish I could pop over & give you a big hug.... ... :friends: We will be here day or night waiting for you when you are ready to offload...

Thinking of you my hipster sis.. much love Chrissie xxx
 
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Too teary to respond sweet friends. My how I am blessed by all of you.

I would like to go punch my original OS in the nose for dismissing me, month after month. @SurreyGirl He didn’t even apologize. My more mild mannered self will have to forgive and let go of regrets at this point.

Love to all. Off to get my hair cut and stock up on comfy clothes for post surgery,
 

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My more mild mannered self will have to forgive and let go of regrets at this point
Difficult...but the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. You'll find an infinite amount of support and love here. You've made many valuable connections and you will get through this better, stronger, happier.

Enjoy the haircut and shopping for comfy clothes. I hope your day is sweet!
 

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@Fit4Family Wonderful friends have already written, but I will add ... Yes! Dream of those romantic days to come with your husband going to someplace you've both always wanted to go....With no more broken left hip, but all is well. God bless you, dear one. xox
 
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Wise words @Layla I do know that I am fortunate there is a remedy and an eventual resolution to this obstacle. Told our son tonight and he said, “that’s ok Mom, whatever it takes to you back walking, and you should be walking by my birthday.” April. Got to love kids. Love this site and all of my treasured friends.

We started talking about a few ideas today driving about. I will admit I have not done that in awhile. Dreams are good @Bfam85 Right now walking without pain and sleeping any way I want seems pretty wonderful to hope for. xxx ❤

I can always count on you for a laugh Chrissie. @Hoppy Nanny I like that image anyway of you bopping him on the nose. Hope you have a good weekend. Got a good haircut cut and a few warm pants for those early days of lying about. Guess the silver lining is I have everything I need, just need a date. Lol. Hugs sweet friend.
 

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Awww bless your son! It is tough on your hubby and family too. I hope the original OS has a rotten Christmas!
But moving on, I only have my experience to draw in but I thought originally my movement would be restricted with a partially cemented hip but it is doing everything it should and showing up my other “natural” hip!

planning ahead is a great thing but give yourself time to recover properly. So many people here wishing you well x
 
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Thank you so much @SurreyGirl for your wishes and experience with a partially cemented hip. Really a comfort.

Think I will feel better once I’ve met my surgeon and know when this will be fixed. Feel like someone snapped on the wrong leg. Getting very painful. Not sure if it’s Barbie, or Skipper‘s leg but something is a muck. Happy Saturday friend. xxx
 
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Getting to know all the current hipsters here and strongly considering a recliner this go around. :what:

Can’t sleep anymore with leg pain. Please hit me with any recliner ideas. Santa is broke, but maybe we can find something workable. No bed on our main level.
 

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Hi sweetie,, I opted for renting one. I did so because our house really didn't have room for a permanent one. There are home health supply stores that will happily get you set up and they deliver and remove.
But if you are wanting one for long term then I would suggest searching for one with an automatic switch for raising and lowering the lower part for your legs and feet. I don't think you will want to be pressing down with your legs to move it. Oh and one that will take you into zero gravity is super nice because you can feel like you are virtually supine... ahhh. it felt so good!

Again, I am just so sorry this all took so long to diagnose, it's a sin because tendinitis can take up to and over a year to resolve and here we were trying to pep talk you into being patient.
Then on the other hand I now feel excitement for you, picturing you getting this :censored: thing fixed and soon you will be walking and enjoying life as you should be!
 
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I had a lift recliner during my recovery and loved it. I really didn't consider a recliner until the eleventh hour and when the salesmen pointed hubs to a lift recliner, while I looked around the store elsewhere, still in denial, I said NO, I don't need a chair that assists me in getting upright. Well, it turned out it was a great investment. I may need my other hip replaced at some point, although I'm good now. We've already borrowed it to my mom for her THR and my sister in law for her TKR.

I slept comfortably in it, all night, for the first three weeks post op. It surprised me since back sleeping isn't my preference. I tucked soft pillows in the side and felt snug and secure.

If it's not in the budget and you don't have the room. Look at renting one and try out all options for comfort and ease.

Best wishes for a happy weekend!
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Thank you @Layla Very helpful thoughts. Happy your other hip is getting along ok for you. Hadn’t thought of renting. Great idea. We don’t have a place, but sleep is so helpful as you know.
 
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Thank you so much @CricketHip Renting sounds perfect. Really good to know the particulars to consider.

I am in a loop right now replaying all my conversations with OS. He should have known based on my MRI report. Tendonitis was issue in July, just not the cause of everything. I still have swelling at my knee since surgery, should have been red flag as I don’t have arthritis presently. Lots to think about once this is solved. Fingers crossed!! I thankfully have notes from every visit and details of symptoms.

Peace to you sweet friend. Happy Saturday!
 

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Just a couple of quick thoughts...

If you haven’t done it already, I’d get a copy of your medical records from that original OS‘s office. That’ll give you his official view.

Also, I didn’t get a recliner for my two recoveries. We have a pretty old one that’s great for the back but has a separate ottoman. I could never get comfortable on it and ended up sleeping on the couch that we raised for days and days. A proper recliner would have been so helpful.

Of course, a month ago we decided that recliner was past it’s prime and to get a new one. :umm:
This time it is fully powered but doesn’t have the feature that lifts you out of the chair. I’m hoping that it wasn’t stupid to leave that out. :fingersx:
 

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I could never get on with my recliner @Fit4Family - too tight round my fat hips and slid about on the plastic surface. But it wasn't the most expensive and I sold it for a decent price on Gumtree - do you have such things? Or even eBay? Or charity shops like Age Concern and perhaps put up a notice there?
 

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@Fit4Family, so sorry to hear that your device is loose. I've been catching up on your thread and OMG, what a delicate, maddening recovery you've been through. I know this won't make you feel any better and I hope you don't find my words to be Pollyanish, but reading through your thread I saw someone who really performed an impossible balancing act with enormous grace and sanity.

You felt the pain ... sensed something could be wrong ... but you reminded yourself that recoveries can be slower than we want ... You checked in with your OS ... multiple times ... felt some reassurance ... but called the OS again later when things didn't quite feel right. You were patient ... and yet you also spoke up and expressed concern ... Reading about your journey brought me back to my journey ... particularly in months three through six ... when I had made a lot of progress ... but still felt the hip wasn't quite where I wanted it to be ... I can remember how maddening those months were ... and your challenge was far worse, far more difficult than mine. I remember the swings: One day, I'm just having a slower recovery than usual, I just need to hang in there. Next Day, something is really wrong. And then the ultimate mind-twister: but if something is wrong, why isn't my surgeon identifying the problem? Maybe I have one of those problem surgeries that no one has an answer for.

I guess I'm saying ... Sounds like you did everything you could to attend to your recovery. I'm really sorry you had to put in such enormous emotional work to sense that the hip isn't right without the OS backing you up. In my view, it's fine to run the scenario back ... and to have some unhappiness with your OS's delay in diagnosing a problem. I'm of the school that believes some targeted, specific anger can allow energy to move ... and can be a way of taking care of ourselves ... and to attend to our feelings ... Anger does not equal violence in my view. A close friend of mine has this phrase along the lines of ... we have to feel the feeling in order to let the energy move. But I am talking to someone who is a master at emotional management, it seems to me.

I look forward to your report on the revision specialist. There's a chance you'll get a view on your OS's slow diagnosis of the problem ... from the revision specialist. One of our members @prairienut underwent a revision and the revision guy said it was very clear from the x-Rays that the original device wasn't fitting right. And yet the original surgeon never saw the problem.

So sorry you've had to go through this maddening process.
 
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Thank you so very much for your insightful response above @Going4fun You have touched on so many sentiments I am trying to process. My emotions are running in circles right now.

A nagging voice has been telling me something isn’t right here since August. I tried to get my OS to listen to me and got no where. I agree that I a well written letter, or conversation may be what I need to let it all go. It keeps hitting me as almost unbelievable after my first surgery failed too. Wondering if there is some life lesson here that I am supposed to get. Appreciate so much your taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Feel understood, which is priceless right now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. So very kind of you.

Hoping Monday at least resolves what is next. Take care.
 
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Very good idea @ceezee I have access to online records, but need all his notes and images on disc. Not sure what I will do with them, but feel at the very least he should know that I think he missed the mark with a tragically late diagnosis and generally insensitive and dismissive tone.

I had same thoughts when looking at recliners. I am so tall that I think it might be hard to find a good fit, and geese they are expensive too.
 
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Good ideas about the recliner. @bickypeg I am leaning towards roughing it without and hoping by some miracle I get lucky this time and get through the rough part with my own bed and pillows. I always joke with the dentist that I could sleep on those chairs. Happy Saturday. ❤
 

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