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  1. Knitquilt

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    and my surgery is in one week! My hip replacement was originally scheduled for December 18, so I'm happy I will have it sooner, but I have just a few days to prepare.
    So, October 10 is my new date!
     
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    Oh, wow, @Knitquilt. All the best for your prep and op.
     
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    @Knitquilt congrats on the moving to a closer date! We are right here for you!
     
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    :wowspring:Be on the mend and ready for the new year.
    My surgery date was set within 4 weeks of my diagnosis...glad I didn't have so long to wait. As shocked as I was to be diagnosed end stage OA, think long wait would have given me too much worry time.
    Glad for you:curtsey:
     
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    Yes, I'm very happy to have had the date moved up, but I keep thinking I may not have enough time to get everything I need. I have my pre op with my surgeon tomorrow.
    I'm having anterior surgery. Is there anything besides crutches, canes, etc. (that I'm thinking hospital/surgeon will supply)that I will definitely need? Did you use the higher toilet seat? Shower seat?
    I do have a grabber.
    Is a sock helper necessary - my husband is retired, so he will be here.
     
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    Wow! That is fantastic. Getting ready will keep you busy this week and give you less time to stress about it. By this time next week you will not have any more arthritis pain. Of course, you will have a bit of surgical pain for a bit but that is only temporary. I wish you all the best and I'll be watching for you on the recovery side.
     
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    Hi @Knitquilt extra pillows and ice packs! Lots of...
    All the best.
     
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    So happy for you! You will definitely want to have several ice packs ready for your homecoming. I did use a toilet seat riser, I have a walk in shower so didn't need the shower seat. Amazon is a great place to buy things if needed. Wishing you all the best with surgery, will look for you on the other side.
     
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    Congrats on the re-scheduled surgery date.
    You'll be feeling so much better for the holidays.
    Best wishes for a peaceful week as you prepare for your surgery / recovery.
    You'll soon be on the recovery side and we'll be here to encourage and cheer you on.
    Keep us posted.....
    @Knitquilt
     
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    I gathered our pillows and bought lots of ice packs @Miggie and @Susan209 - thanks for the reminders! I also have to buy a long body pillow so I can sleep on my side (per my doctor). I'm so happy I can sleep on my side if I'm comfortable since I always sleep that way!
    The hospital will supply me some sort of toilet thing with arms, the nurse said I can also bring it into the shower. I'm a little nervous because I don't know what it looks like. I hope I like it. The nurse told me to just use the one and have my husband bring it upstairs and downstairs because I won't be using it very long - do you think I should buy another seat for the downstairs bathroom?

    I also read on this forum, that since I am having anterior surgery, I should probably buy large underwear or boxers. Has anyone had a problem with their regular underwear? I can't believe I'm asking strangers on the internet about underwear!!
    Thank you all for your advice - I feel so nervous!
     
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    :rofsign: @Knitquilt I think the larger size is to accommodate swelling, and the boxers to prevent anything tight fitting rubbing on the incision. I've read various suggestions of boxers, boy leg shorts, or high cut undies.
     
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    @Knitquilt I wore my normal underwear, I had posterior approach and very little swelling. I did wear loose pjs for the first two weeks, until the staples came out. Don't think of us as strangers, we are your hippie buddies :giggle: I was nervous too, it will be fine, trust your surgeon and your other healthcare providers, they will help you through.
     
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    How exciting @Knitquilt ! I can here the excitement and nervousness in your posts and think they are all good questions...I am learning so much from all of our "hippie buddies" as @Miggie said. Good luck on the 10th!

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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    Of course you won't like the dumb toilet seat riser, but it is helpful and only temporary. I had anterior approach. I stayed in loose boxers around house but got high cut undies to wear under dresses so no rubbing on those incisions...I DID go up a size so as to accommodate swelling which was not excessive in my case but were easier to pull up around those incisions with out struggling to keep from raking across them.
    It's going to be fine...hoping you all the best.
     
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    I don't think there is any cute vs ugly when it comes to re-hab equipment. It's not a sexy look
    by any means but it will be the last thing you care about if it makes your life easier for a couple weeks....and it will. The unkempt look you'll be sportin' for a few days goes well with the equipment. Lol! Have to keep a sense of humor in all this or you'll go crazy!

    In short order.....quicker than you'd expect you'll be back to your regular grooming habits and look and feel like a million bucks. I'm excited for you. You're going to do great!
    Best wishes for a relaxing weekend. @Knitquilt
     
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    I had surgery last Wednesday and I’m now home wearing pjs that make visits to the bathroom easier with no zips or buttons. I am wearing lightweight underwear which is very soft but has enough elastic to stay in place during the bathroom trips.

    I’m glad I bought a shower stool because I feel much safer sitting down and probably stayed a little longer just enjoying the warm water.

    I’ll be looking out for your recovery thread next week.
     
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    Yay for soft undies, Yay for shower. Hope able to rest well for PART of the night anyway.:ok:
     
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    It's so encouraging to hear how well you sound @EmEm! I did buy a variety of underwear yesterday, including some men's boxers - one of the styles should be comfortable!

    My nurse says the hospital will give me some kind of commode that people also use to sit in the shower. It's hard for me to imagine what that looks like, but I'll see soon enough.

    Continued good wishes, EmEm- I'm off to read your recovery thread now.
     
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    Will be here very soon. Best if luck on the 10th...you sound ready to get this done.
    No more :yes!:hip pain,
     
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