Back in my room, eating a few bites of lunch, with a brand new hip!! We arrived at 0630, waited in pre-op area til 0830, with all the usual, blood draw, IV start, and general prep tasks. All the staff were very friendly & efficient. Loved my anesthesiologist! He wheeled me to the room about 0830, performed the spinal, then lights out! Woke about 1030 in recovery! Only down side was some nausea/ burpiness but the nurse treated me aggressively with lots of anti nausea meds, so it gradually resolved by about 1230, so wheeled back to my room.
Got Dilaudid for 6-7 pain at site. Now in the room, will try oxycodone this PM.
My op side woke up faster that the left side, but both seem to have normal sensation now! My right leg does feel like it's been wrenched about a bit _ but I'm moving my ice packs around, and know that will gradually improve.
I will be getting up soon! Wow, I already love my new hip!
Hope to hear soon from my fellow hipsters! Nap time. . .