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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Izabel, Sep 17, 2018.
All best wishes to you xx
Sending all the best mojo your way.
Healing hugs @Izabel
My fervent wishes for the best possible outcome, @Izabel. Good luck today!
Wishing you all the best today. Hopefully those 8 days go quickly so you can continue healing comfortably at home.
Hugs and best wishes.
We'll look forward to a once you're resting comfortably.
Thank you everyone for all the good wishes ... they worked! Just a brief update for now.
Surgery took from 2.30 - 4.30, then 1 1/2 hours in recovery then to ICU overnight. Doc spoke to me before op, when he finished and in recovery. He said it went better than he expected. I was transferred to 'my' special corner room at 1.30pm after lunch today (tender flakey steak, ratatouie and pasta ... I didn't want the cream vegetable soup but had the cream pudding with cinnamon( Hubby was here and finished the lunch as there was too much. Had Physio in ICU, gentle leg movements, not up yet. Hubby and Doc just left. Doc put in a 30cm stem, could not do more because of my poor bones. Said there will be maybe a 1.5cm shortage still but a lift will help. Only 30-50% weight bearing for 6 weeks then EASY going for months, just muscle strengthening and walking ... and not falling.
So, Doc is happy and Hubby and I are happy and after followups he does not want to see me again .... unless it is out shopping or walking on the beach!
Will come back as and when .... but all your good vibes helped immensely, even if it was just mentally for me.
Best wishes to all else recovering.
Beijinhos de Izabel.
@Izabel Been thinking about you! So glad the op went well. Just walking and not falling - sounds like a good plan. Please keep us updated!
Hey, it's so nice to read your post!
All such good news, Izabel. After the 6 week weight bearing restrictions you can slowly be on your way.
We'll be here cheering you on. Stay in touch and thanks for updating!
@Izabel delighted for you, now rest, eat and get better----slowly slowly!xxxhugsxx
Hip Hip Hooray! I'm so happy for you that this operation went better than expected. A lot of TLC, food and laughter are all great medicine at this stage of the game.
Hi @Izabel ,
That makes me happy. Congratulations and a good recovery!
So pleased that all went "better" than expected!!
I know this has been quite the journey...but do stay easy does it these next 6 weeks especially!
The brilliant light of a new dawn cracks through, right?
Healing hugs, friend!
Hi all. Just letting you know I am doing well.
Thursday, Friday and today I have had Physio ... learning to walk again after 17 months. It has been heel to toe every step albeit slowly. I walk from my bed out the room, turn right and to the 'bar' by the window looking at the palms and sea and do gentle bends and stretches, then sit for a minute and walk back. It is probably only 30 feet total, but hey! I am using my own walker, a small lightweight aluminium one with wheels on the front. I wanted to use what I will use when at home. Beforehand he does gentle leg movements on the bed. He is amazed I can do what I do after such a long spell of inactivity. I must say I am shattered afterwards but there is no pain, just slightly achey.
I ice all day and am on Vancomycin and Cefalexin 3 times a day (every 8 hours), morning and night IV drip and midway IV injections. They finish tomorrow, I had Ropivacaine attached to my spine on a drip for 3 days after. I had Percocet on IV the first two days. Now I take nothing except Paracetamol 1000mg if I feel I need it ... think I have had it three times in three days.
No problems peeing, almost couldn't stop, but no poo so they have started me on Lactulose.
Monday I have X-Ray and Bloods and if all okay I go home Tuesday or Wednesday. my tests are clear.
Just going to have pumpkin soup , a bread roll, yogurt and fresh fruit for dinner.
Thanks for being there everyone, my love and best wishes to you all.
You sound like you are doing really well @Izabel ! So good to see you moving forward again. Long may it continue!
Thank you @Jaycey.
Cannula taken out of thumb (all other veins collapsed). Can only use right arm as I had breast cancer in 2013 on left side and sentinal nodes removed ... ain't life great! Apparently medication finished yesterday so guess I am just being monitored now.
I want to change title but will wait till test results and not push fate.
It's 15c here going to 20c, a lovely calm sunny day. Have a peaceful Sunday everyone.
@Izabel please keep us updated on your test results. Enjoy your warm and sunny day!
Very best wishes for your recovery @Izabel, you've waited so long for this.
Sounds like you're comfortable and in good spirits. That view certainly sounds like good incentive to walk to the window! I hope everyday continues to bring strength and improvement
What a great post to wake up to for me @Izabel !
Smiling very wide and so proud of you for your walking well after such a long forced sabbatical!
Onward and upward
What a wonderful update, Izabel
It's great to read you're doing well. I'm picturing you walking over to the window with your walker, gazing out at the beautiful view. New beginnings, Izabel, it's all good!
Stay in touch, love to hear how you're doing.
A great week to you!