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[THR] The sequel of Sequin 1998<

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by sequin98, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Bone-obo

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    February the 12th: 2 days before Valentines. May you heart your new hip!

    May the hearting stop?

    May ... oh, never mind.

    One more week....
     
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    Counting down the days...
    Your big day is on the horizon.
    I'm excited for you to be on the road to recovery with no more hip pain.
    Hang in there, not long to go.
    Wishing you comfort as you await the 12th.
    @sequin98
     
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    Thank you all!
    I already have everything from hip #1...I just hope he can spare my muscles!
     
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    Three more days!
    Is the fridge / freezer filled?
    Grabber, Cane, dusted off?
    Walker oiled? :heehee:
    Command Central set up next to your fave chillin spot.
    Kleenex, Water bottle, Tv remote, reading materials, lip balm....you know the drill.
    Are you excited, nervous, a mix?
    I'm excited for you to lose the pain and move forward. It's going to be great!
    @sequin98
     
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    I am anxious. The left hip interfered with the right his's recovery. I just want to walk normally again...
    I have stocked up on cereal..my go to!
     
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    We'll hopefully that will change and level out as you move through recovery for a second time.
    I'll bet it does. I understand that anxiety is unavoidable for most of us in the days leading up to surgery.
    Try to focus on the final result which hopefully is even better than what you're imagining.
    Hugs
    @sequin98
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    You're on my mind this morning @sequin98
    Will be thinking about you tomorrow also.
    Your big day is hours away. I'm excited for you to have surgery behind you
    and the ability to move forward in life without the pain.
    We will look forward to your first post on the healing side.
    Hugs and best wishes!
     
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    No more back pain, and I get my balance back.
    One more sleep!!
     
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    All the best tomorrow @sequin98 ! See you on the other side again soon - as an official member of the double hippie club! :happydance::happydance:
     
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    Here's hoping your surgery today goes smoothly and you can start on the path to a more pain free life! Your description of those "final days/weeks/months" of excruciating pain before surgery brought back lots of traumatic memories for me, and how awful I felt before my surgery. Sending sunny thoughts your way.:SUNsmile:
     
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    Thinking of you..:friends:
    Sending healing mojo your way!:loveshwr:
     
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    All the best for your surgery today!
    :flwrysmile:
     
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    Thank you ladies!!
    See you soon!! :loveshwr:
     
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    :wave: Can't wait!
     
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    Hi sequin,
    Hope you're resting comfortably and your pain is well managed.
    We'll be here anxiously awaiting a :thumb:
    Some familiar reading material that's been updated -
    A peaceful day to you!
     
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    Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfo
    rest
    elevate
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    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
    6. Access to these pages on the website

    Pain management and the pain chart
    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of THR recovery

    Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
    Energy drain for THRs
    Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

    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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    Hope it all went well!
     
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    Also thinking of you, and hoping you are as confident as one can be this early out. Hugs...
    :friends:
     
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    Got home from the hospital yesterday- Had the superpath done!!
    Sore and stiff today. Weird thing- I had to walk from an actual flat curb to my house. With a walker, it took me 15 min to walk half a block. It was -20 C out. (ccccold) My legs felt like they were giving out on me. Was this the cold on metal?

    Double hippy!!! :ice::ice:
     
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