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[THR] Hopefully Hippy Recovery

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by SurreyGirl, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. SurreyGirl

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    A bit of an update!

    The house hunting was really interesting. Fell in love with a thatched cottage with a beautiful garden and surrounded by fields. But THATCH! The house came down by £50K this week and is now affordable but I might be terrified of fire. It is gorgeous though and in the area we would like to live in.

    Swimming continuing to go well. Tried going Sunday evening and that turned out to be the busiest time! I had some groin pain after my last session but that might have been to do with water walking and pressure on the hip that way. My water shoes have a cross strap that fastens with velcro so straps the foot in… Quite good. I have AA narrow feet so have to have shoes to fit otherwise twisted ankles are common for me..

    Re yoga - I am being very cautious so have not got into that yet. If I meet the lady again who recommended it I might go with her as she has had a hip op so knows the score. I think BodyPump might be a bit too much. I am cautious re weights now as don't want to aggravate my other hip. Poolates is a bit of a rush to get to after work so might try that once we are on earlier finishes in the summer holidays…

    "The Theatre of the Real" comment comes from La Carre's "Little Drummer Girl" and refers to acting in real life as opposed to on stage. I cannot take credit for it.

    Glad people are looking into swim shoes - they really help my confidence on wet pool tiles, swimming pool ladders and, last but not least, climbing down the steps into the jacuzzi when bubbles obscure the vision!

    Finally, had a rather fraught visit to a private dentist today. Had been recommended by my regular dentist as they do sedation! I am a wuss… Parking in the town was awful and I ended up parking half a mile away and having to hoof it fast to make the appointment. I did it in less than 10 minutes. I know this is hardly competition for Roger Bannister but I was quite pleased at how quickly I could move compared to before. Hermione complained a bit afterwards but was ok. The half mile back I took a bit slower and then a half hour drive home and was fine… Next appointment Friday when the decision will be made to take the tooth out or try to repair the crack.. EEEK! This won't come cheap…
     
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    A thatched cottage would be so tempting! Is the price reduction because they are hard to sell?

    I would have a very hard time huffing it to make a dentist appointment much preferring to get lost on purpose!
     
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    A thatched cottage sounds lovely but be sure to get a surveyor and/or guaranteed as they cost a national debt to replace...where are you looking?

    Especially as the dentist might require a mortgage !!! Hope all ok there!!!


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    Best to buy somewhere where you have a view of a thatched cottage!
     
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    Are you house hunting again this bank holiday @SurreyGirl?
     
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    Hi everyone!

    We are looking in Devon with view to a move over the next two years for when I eventually “retire”. But want to be near a city where I can still work part time or temp. I still love the thatched cottage! I keep logging on to see if it is Under Offer yet!

    Having a tidying up weekend this weekend and had the first bbq of the season yesterday.

    Sad news about the tooth. The specialist used a microscope and discovered a very bad crack. So, after three root canals and two bad infections since the hip op , this molar and I are finally parting company. This will be under sedation and hubby has to monitor me for 12 hours afterward. No driving and no texting on mobile allowed! Apparently the sedative gives a false sense of confidence. Woo Hoo! Just as long as I don’t try a can-can under the influence.
    :ice::ice::dancy::dancy:

    I pity my poor husband!

    Once things settle down I will think about an implant but will need to save up for it. All expensive but probably worth it in the long run.

    Swimming still going well and am making friends too which is nice.

    I have a holiday coming up so will be interesting to see how “Hermione” reacts to lack of computers, driving and sitting. Certainly last time there was a major improvement. Once the tooth is out it means I can try diving again as wont have to worry about air expansion in cracked teeth which is a no-no.. Fingers crossed!

    Hope you are all well :)
     
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    I think that's a good decision about the tooth. Husband had the same thing done last year under GA. he was a bit out of it for a short while afterwardsut other than that was fine. He followed the rules about rinsing with salt water and only needed a couple of paracetamol. I think it was a relief that it was gone.

    I have a holiday coming up too. Just want to lie in the sun and get in the pool. OS. Has warned me about covering up my knee scarf not to over do it in the pool. He has also said I need to use compression socks on the flight and take a junior aspirin before the flight. I'm going to follow all the rules. Don't want to take risks at this stage.
     
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    Devon is lovely... North Devon is our favourite.. do hope you find somewhere lovely.
    My hubby is a Chartered Surveyor so Thatched houses were crossed off our list

    That tooth sounds intimidating to say the least! Just what you needed after your THR... not!

    Enjoy your holiday... hope Hermione continues to behave!!!
    She is the boss after all!!



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    Well a while to go before the holiday but emails with friends hotting up. And activities planned.

    I will take all the advice the tooth. I have some morphine left over if needs be but should be ok....it only hurts when it gets infected or I brush it. At the moment it is fine but I remember when it was bad and the specialist said it really had to go.

    @Bionic did your husband decide to go for an implant eventually? I have been told I will hear the extraction but not be able to feel it. The sedation is administered through the arm and can make one quite “loose tongued” apparently. I will have to watch what I say! My phone is banned....

    I hope your knee is getting much better -)

    I always wear compression socks on the plane but only mild ones. Seems sensible and I walk about a bit and put my foot up.
     
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    He didn't have an implant. I suspect that's because it was a wisdom tooth. He did hear the extraction but didn't feel anything. Of course he wasn't allowed to drive home so we had to wait for him to have his extraction in between my hip ops so that I could drive him home.
     
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    Good luck for the tooth extraction tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be glad when it is gone.

    I wouldn't be put off by thatch if the house is ideal otherwise. A new thatch costs around £30,000 and lasts about 30 years, (50 years for reed), so 1000 a year to live somewhere really special. Or add a notional 30,000 to the price of the house and see if it still looks good for the price. Insurance is available from specialist companies; if you do decide to buy, ask if you can take over the vendors policy to start with, you can shop around later. The real expense with a thatched roof is that they tend to sit on top of old houses! But new builds can have their share of problems too.
     
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    @SurreyGirl I am back on BS and read through your recovery thread, goodness girl! You are persevering and having fun mingled in with the aches and pains... good for you! We discussed a few years back our shared love of our scuba hobby, I only have dived one weekend since my LHR and that's when I discovered that my right hip was not playing fair. :tantrum2: but that will soon be rectified. Sorry to read about your tooth, there's almost nothing worse. :console2:One of my favorite sayings "This too shall pass" am I right?
    Take care and Ill be keeping my eye on you.. lol
     
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    Thanks all..... had tooth extraction yesterday late afternoon with the sedation and don’t remember much about it. I do remember the Irish dentist showing me a piece of horrible looking skin which he said was infected. Had to pay before they put me under as apparently taking a credit card payment whilst under sedation is not allowed. Annoyingly they refused me precautionary antibiotics as they said it was quite some time since the hip op. Hmmmmm. I was lucky they they fitted me in at short notice though.Hubby took me home and has been making me homemade soup. So far so good. Took day off work as really woozy this morning and my texting was awful...had a binge on Amazon this afternoon and ordered swimming goggles, mossie repellant and bb cream.... so think I had better stop there before I order a new car ! Sports

    @CricketHip Thanks fir th3 scuba comment too. Will see how toothiegap is before risking it.

    @Klassy I will see if I can find details of the house. It is the fire issue I am concerned about.
     
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    Glad you’ve had that tooth out & you didn’t feel anything. A buying binge... any excuse!

    The reason my hubby is against thatched is purely the cost of repairs and/or replacement. The house opposite ours has just had a new thatch (a woman thatcher by the way ) & that cost £45,000.... also because a fair proportion of houses here are thatched no one is allowed to light rockets because of fire risks.

    Notwithstanding they do look so lovely.


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    So glad you have had the tooth done. The woozy feeling sounds a good excuse for a binge to me. I might have to try that one :)
    I'm not sure about a thatch either. Heart would say definitely but head would be worried as you are.
     
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    Hello! Back to work tomorrow although still not feeling great. Have to mildly panic for three days until the period when one can get “dry socket” has passed. Lots of swilling around with warm salt water.... will call dentist tomorrow to check I am doing everything right.

    Hip continues to be fine and resting in bed meant no swollen ankles which was a bonus. Aiming to swim tomorrow but won’t if I still feel weird.
     
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    I read this quickly and thought you were talking about hip sockets and my brain went “OMG I did’t know about dry socket — something else I need to research and worry about!!!”
     
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    They did send you home with an oil can, right @HipsterKat ?:rotfl:
     
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    Glad you hear you got that tooth out and won't have it bothering you anymore after a few days :)
     
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