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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by sansabosa, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. sansabosa

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    Hi @bottomshollow

    I am back to the site 5 years after my R-THR but this time for my other hip which I had THR 20 years ago when I was 35 years old

    Revision Surgery is scheduled for Dec 19, 2018.

    I am a bit worried and anxious because the material used 20 years ago no longer exists on the market and the OS mentioned he will probably need to change the cup only but this creates compatability issue of the rest of the 20 yr old prostheses (taper /cone part) and there is also bone loss (osteolysis) around the cup area due to polyethilene structure of the acetabular cup...complicated.

    In short worried a lot of the outcome...
     
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    Maybe @Josephine, our orthopedic nurse guru, can weigh in on this.
    Technology has come so far. Try not to worry.
     
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    Thank you @Mojo333 for hearing and being with me, very valuable
    The more I read about “revision surgery” outcomes the more anxious I feel...I am aware that mind seeks and captures the negative and am trying to distract my mind and welcome whatever will happen. However, anxiety does pop up from time to time, probably the fear of not being able to pursue an active lifestyle. I am still working...
    I do not have pain in the hip and ROM is pretty good. It is due to wearing out and bone loss that the OS advised not to postpone any further...the good part it lasted for 20 years...
    In the interim, I am trying to relax my body and soul by other means like swimming, breathing techniques, etc...
     
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    @sansabosa I've created you a new thread because I didn't want to discuss your case in the SuperNova thread.
    If it's 20 years old, I would suggest that it might be unlikely he will be able to just replace the cup. Probably be better if he replaces the entire thing.

    However, don't get yourself steamed up about it. It's no more difficult or complex than the original hip replacement and your recovery will also be about the same too. Try to be calm and expect the best because the chances are that that's what it will be!
     
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    Thank you dear Josephine for your wisdom and support
     
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    I have a lot of confidence in what Josephine says. She was an orthopedic nurse for many, many years and worked with surgeons who did some of the first joint replacements. She knows what she is talking about. Since she says it isn’t any more complicated that getting a replacement, I’m sure that is correct. It’s much better to think positive as you wait. Your date will soon be here and I’m sure you will make out just fine. Sending positive healing wishes your way!
     
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    @sansabosa Welcome back to BoneSmart! I am sure your revision will be fine. Trust your surgeon and the team. Technology has come a long way. We will be here for you!
     
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    Hi,
    Sorry you need to go through the revision. I would take comfort in Josephine's words as she's seen it all in her lengthy career in Orthopedics. Your date will be here soon and you'll be on the road to recovery. I'll bet you do great! We will be here to cheer you on and encourage you along the way. Warmest wishes for your comfort as you wait. @sansabosa
     
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    Thank you dears @Layla (my mother's name :), @GrannyC and @Jaycey
    I have a week to go and I feel more calm.
    Lets hope it all turns out to be good
     
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    Hi :hi:
    I'm happy you're feeling less anxious. I'm sure all will be fine,
    We'll be thinking of you. Please stay in touch so we can support and encourage you along the way.
    Prayers for your comfort and peace of mind as you wait. :prayer:
    @sansabosa
     
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    Tomorrow I will go to the hospital for preop lab work and meet with the anesthesiologist.
    Need to stop aspirin 5 days before surgery...I wonder whether they will give anything as a replacement since i have a stent
    Well 5 more days to count down
     
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    Be sure the preop team know about your stent. They may want you to continue aspirin.
     
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    Hope your weekend is stress-free.
    Time to get this fixed and get well.
    We are all rooting for you.:friends:
     
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    Thanks @Mojo333 and @Jaycey
    Preop lab work completed in the morning, met with the anesthesiologist...she advised to stop the aspirin as well. Nothing as a replacement to aspirin similar to what my cardiologist advised.
    Later went to the office and organized an early Christmas and New year party with my team, nice closure for the year...:box:
    And finally I booked for a massage therapy for the weekend :egypdance:
    All set...count down 5 days:snow plough:
     
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    Sounds like you are good to go next week! Please take it easy in the run up to your op date. Massage therapy - sounds ideal!
     
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    Back to a good hip very soon.
    Try not to let your nerves get the best of you (I know, easy for me to say)
    I hope your weekend is Sweet!:ok:
     
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    3 days left for my revision surgery
    I am getting a bit nervous:yikes:
     
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    I can imagine, but you've got this!
    Is what needs to happen and you are going to get your life back!
    We are rooting for you @sansabosa :tada:
    Try to find some distractions and just wait until the night before to stress out!:heehee:
    But really, there is a pile of folks sending good vibes your way.:console2:
     
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    Thank you @Mojo333
    I feel the positive vibe :flwrysmile:
     
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    I'll be undergoing my revision soon after yours (Jan 3, 2019) so I will be watching your recovery progress with great interest as well as caring. The best of luck to you on Wednesday. May your surgeon's hands be steady and skillful. We will be awaiting your first post on the healing side of this process.
     
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