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[BILATERAL THRs] Thing 1 and Thing2'

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Berber7227, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Berber7227

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    Have to be at the hospital at 5:45a
    m!! Have named my new hips, thing 1, and thing 2. A friend says, at least I don't have to worry about the surgeon, doing the wrong hip!!!
     
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    Hahaha!
    Love both your recovery thread title Thing 1 and Thing 2, as well as your friends comment.
    Make sure you don't miss that 5:45 alarm.
    Best wishes for all! @Berber7227
     
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    Good luck tomorrow. From me and Bill and Ben... that's what I christened my two new beauties.. God bless.
     
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    Hahahahaha! Too cute! praying for everything to go smooth for you and I am counting on you to give us all the blow by blow in a day or three!
     
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    @Berber7227 Great names for your shiny new hips! I named mine Hunky and Dory :) nope surgeon will know exactly what to do ..... pre-op nurses though may come toward you with a marker pen asking which hip is being done ..... note their amazed and/or confused reaction when you tell them "both".
     
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    I want to write on on side: me first!
    The other side: no me!
     
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    Great names! I’d not thought to name mine
     
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    Berber7227,
    Good luck tomorrow!

    Here is your copy of the recovery guidelines, the articles are short and will not take long to read.

    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 discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    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

    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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    Had 2 hour surgery. Was in my room by 10:30. No Pain!!! Muscles are on fire. Started with my butt, moved to thighs. I have been walking, said no to stairs! Just a bit too sore. Because I had both hips done, spending the night!
     
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    Wow sounds like you’re doing great! Rest well. I’d be saying no to steps at this stage too!
     
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    Watching TV. I have no TV at home, so a treat!
     
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    :wowspring:You sound great!
    :welome: to the good side.

    Hope you get the pain under control and have a good night.
    Healing thoughts coming your way.... @Berber7227
     
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    @djklaugh Dr signed both! I asked which one he would start with (thing 1). He asked which hurts worst, does that hip, in case something happens, the worst one is done.
     
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    @Berber7227 :wowspring: :flwrysmile: :cheers2: Excellent to hear you are through your surgery and doing OK - enjoy the TV treat and the good care I hope you get. Healing vibes being sent to you :loveshwr:
     
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    I feel like a unicorn in the zoo! Everyone wants to visit the crazy lady who had both hips done at once!!
     
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    Welcome to the other side @Berber7227


    Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
     
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    Start charging admission to see the Bionic Woman
    Make yourself some $$$
    @Berber7227
     
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    LOL @Berber7227 I remember that from my BTHR! My HMO was not doing many bilaterals at that time so it seemed like every person associated with orthopedics - PT, OT, nurses, doctors (even ones not associated with my care) had too come in and take a look. We are a special group! Yeah charge admission - either $$ or favorite treats ;)
     
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    @Berber7227 Both in a two hour surgery!?!? Wow
    I need to know who your OS is
    You sound great really-so happy you are past the op
     
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    @BeBe, I had Eric Marsh, Rutland,VT.
     

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