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ststyle59

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...howdy "hipsters!!" ...target date next Friday; any tips for getting into a pickup with running boards for 1 1/2 hr. ride home from hospital...thank you..
 

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Hi @ststyle59
:welome: to Bonesmart and happy to hear you are soon to get your hip replaced soon so you can be back on the road to happy and healthy.
I went home in a F150 with running boards two days after bilateral surgery, and probably in hindsight would have been easier with a medium sized vehicle.:nah:
Luckily, I have fairly good upper body strength and with a little behind support from DH, I got up there slowly but safely.
 

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Which hip are you having replaced ? and we will add you to the November group along with adding the info to your signature.:ok:
 

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Go out and try to get in like you've just had a THR. Probably not the best choice of vehicles but if it's all you have I guess you can make do. My wife's Envoy is low for a 4wd so I could just back up to the seat and sit down and then pivot in. My pickup wasn't even a chance I could get in for the first weeks. Then I used a step stool to get in it when I could drive it.
 
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I'm sorry; I'm probably not navigating in the right area on this Forum; I'm having my left hip replaced this coming Friday, 11/27. I joined this forum back in July of 2013 and it was a definite lifesaver...a voluminous value of information!! ...thank you!!
 

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Well, welcome BACK....I see you were here before me!!!
Hope all goes great with number two as you officially join the double hippy club.:happydance::dancy::happydance:
We will be rooting for you.
 

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:wave:Your big day is tomorrow.
I will look forward to supporting you on the recovery side when you’re up to posting.
Wishing you all the best!
@ststyle59
 

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Sending healing vibes in advance...
Bye bye Hip pain:tada:
 

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