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I'm a 60 yr old hip patient with a 40 yr old brain (my doc's words, not mine), about to enter the world of right side hip arthroplasty. I'm nervous and excited about the prospect of pain free sports enjoyment once again. My doc assures my new hip will last 40-45 years. He claims over 3,000 successful implants in his career, so I'm trusting him. His nurse calls him the "hip guru" I'll keep ya posted in here how things progress and when I ski my first double black diamond run after I'm back on skis after too much time off skis.
 

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@Teacher Jim
Hi :welome: to BoneSmart.

I truly hope you will be pain free and able to enjoy life once again, Yes, implants do last a lot longer than they did in the past, with normal use, but I was told by my surgeon that I was to avoid high
Impact sports, you don't want to risk falling and breaking/damaging your new implants on a black ski run :flabber: no matter how good a surgeon is he cannot guarantee that.

HIP Recovery

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

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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Hello and Welcome to BoneSmart! Thanks for joining us.
It sounds like you’re in good hands and it is reassuring to have confidence in your surgeon. I’m wondering if you have a date scheduled yet? If you do, please leave the info below and we’ll creat a signature for you. Stop back often, we’re always here.
Wishing you comfort and a nice weekend!
@Teacher Jim
 

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Hello @Teacher Jim :wave:

Well, I like your positive attitude, that is helpful while recovering from a joint replacement..
Read the articles left for you, they will answer many of the questions that you might have.

One of the most important detail is Patience... this recovery requires a lot of that.

People who ski seem to really love it, I've never ski'd before in my life.. I was too accident prone and my parents never allowed it and I guess they convinced me of it too. Ahh well.

Looking forward to reading about your hip and the subsequent recovery.
 

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It is wonderful that you found a surgeon you like and get along with. I like my surgeon and trust his expertise and it made the process easier. It is exciting to think of a pain free life. I hope you share your journey with us all.
 

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Good, I'm planning on checking out at 80, so I should be good if they last 30.
 

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@Teacher Jim yes, excited is the best way to be! I have no idea how long my hips will last, and I doubt the numbers will be in on a 2013 implant until around 2043 :heehee: when I will be 91 and definitely not wanting a revision!

I did have OS advice that if I wanted to prevent wear and tear, I should skip running/jogging as cardio. I can sprint just fine, so I do that for fun from time to time. Thankfully, I've never had the desire to ski!
 
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Date of surgery: 26 August! Right around the corner, or so it feels like it is. Thank you for all your words of kindness and support. I'll be certain to keep you posted how things go along the way.
 
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Hey Schaargi
In my teacher history, I've been a middle school life science, earth science, natural science teacher. Additionally, I've been a university instructor in an education faculty teaching teachers how to teach science. Presently, I'm teaching in a school for kiddos who can't even handle themselves in alternative school settings. My students are severely behaviorally challenged to put it mildly. I need good hips to give chase when they take off running out of class.
 

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My students are severely behaviorally challenged to put it mildly. I need good hips to give chase when they take off running out of class.
You will certainly need good hips to do your current job.
We usually recommend taking about 12 weeks off before returning to work and then doing a
Phased return to work if possible.
You may need to plan to take longer than 12 weeks.
 

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Bless you, @Teacher Jim for what you do.
A friend of mine is a director at a 'psychoanalytical school which sounds alot like the school environment you work in.
There is definitely drama there every day....and runners.
It will be nice to get this hip recovery on the road so you can get back to healthy and strong.
Take all the time off you can, because when you are back . You are back.
 

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I need good hips to give chase when they take off running out of class.
:bolt:This may be you when / if someone takes off ->:yikes:
I hope you’re able to have enough time away from work until you’re feeling well rested and up to the challenge. Admirable position you’re in teaching the behaviorally challenged. It has to take immense patience and be exhausting at times. Bravo to you! :yay:
Wishing you comfort as you await your surgery date.
 
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T-minus 9 days and counting. I'm getting more excited as I tick days off on the calendar. I know I'll be around the corner and on the road to recovery before I know it. I'll keep y'all posted. Thanks for your continued support.
 

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:wave: We will be excited to see you rid yourself of chronic hip pain and get on the road to happy and healthy.
My new hips have given me back my life.:happydance:
 

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It does get exciting to think soon no more increasing pain and a return to living. Have a peaceful day.
 

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I’m finding as time goes on I know cognitively I had terrible pain before surgery but now can’t remember how it actually felt anymore. What wonderful creations are brains are. It’s also why I have four children. I never remembered what the pain felt like. Lol.
 

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One week from tomorrow already. I hope time flies for you. You seem anxious to get on with it. You’re going to love the result of this great surgery.
Wishing you comfort as you await next week!
@Teacher Jim
 
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Thank you one and all for the well wishes. Can't wait to make those first turns in fresh powder...although it will be more likely I'll be driving golf balls in the spring before skiing in the winter! Lol
 

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Hold on to those wonderful thoughts of life without hip pain.
Happy Days will be here again soon!
@Teacher Jim
 

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