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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Rosehike, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Rosehike

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    My surgery is January 16 and this is all new to me, being on a forum.
     
  2. Jaycey

    Jaycey SUPER MODERATOR Moderator

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    @Rosehike Welcome to BoneSmart! Lots of information here for you about both pre and post op. Which hip are you having replaced. I'll pop the information in your signature for you.

    Spend some time in our Library and the Hip Recovery section. If you have any questions were are here to help!
     
  3. Rosehike

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    Thanks! It’s my left hip.
     
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    @Rosehike
    You will find this a great place to find information and support. If this is your first hip surgery take some time to find out the accessories that will make life easier while you recover i.e. grabber, toilet seat riser etc.
    If you have any questions there are plenty of people here who have already been through it all and would be willing to share their journey.
    Best wishes for your op
     
  5. Josephine

    Josephine FORUM ADMIN, NURSE DIRECTOR Administrator

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    Here's some preliminary information for you

    If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:
    Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic hip?
    Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
    BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
    Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

    If you are at the stage where you are planning to have surgery but are looking for information so you can be better prepared for what is to come, take a look at these links:
    Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
    Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery
    Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

    And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced hip, take a look at the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:
    Stories of amazing hip recoveries
     
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  6. GrannyC

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    Welcome to BineSmart! You are lucky to have found this forum as there is so much useful information here and so much support. Once you have your surgery, you can post in the recovery section and ask any questions you might have. Of course, you can ask questions here, too, and there is always someone around to do their best to help. I know it really helped me through my recovery. Sending healing wishes your way for a speedy recovery! It will seem SO good to be rid of that terrible OA pain and be able to walk pain free again!!
     
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    Welcome to BoneSmart. Thanks for joining us!
    I think you'll like it here. The support and encouragement is the best.
    Stop back often, we'd love to follow your journey.
    Wishing you comfort as you await your big day. You're going to love the result.
    @Rosehike
     
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    Hi @Rosehike :)
    I see you are from my neck of the woods.
    Mild winter this year so far..and you can get this done and be ready for a glorious spring!:flwrysmile:
     

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