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Well here I go! 4:30am in the morning and icing a few minutes for good luck. My friends are taking me to Hospital for Special Surgery Meeting me at 6:30. I arrive there at 7:30 for a 10:30 left total hip replacement. I am scared. I just did my right hip on 11/19 and it went well. I am told each operation is different. I want to change my fear channel to a gratitude channel and expect the best. Next step shower, wash left hip with Betadine singe, take meds I’m allowed and do loving kindness medications. Hold my hand, all that is good and positive and gentle and strong and take me one step at a time through this Operation Mobility.
In peace,
HipHip2
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Operation Mobility...Love this @HipHip2 :loveshwr::loveshwr:

You are going to do great.
New double hippy in the house today!
See you on the healing side!:friends:
 

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Wishing you well for todays op. I had both hips done last year and the second operation was easier than the first. I hope yours follows suit
 

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Wishing you all the very best today! I feel sure you will do great! Love the Operation Mobility term - its perfect!
 

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That is a great and uplifting post. Hope all went well for you and you are now on the recovery side.
 
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Thank you all!!! Today is my second day with so much less pain then I had prior to operation. Same thing happened last operation however as soon as right got better, left got worse. Visualizing the pain will end in this hip and will not move to back, shoulder, etc, at least for years. Great experience at HSS. Already walking to bathroom with aid following me, PT has begun and my mood has gone from grey to a soft yellow. I guess I move to post op thread now. How do I do that? Thanks for your support!!! All of you.
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Congrats! I'm happy for you :yay:

Following is an article on how to start your Recovery thread -
https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/starting-a-new-thread-and-posting.14736/

Here's the Recovery Article that you can read through now and we can post it again on your Recovery thread once you get it up and running. You'll find a lot of support on the Recovery side. See you there soon.

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. Here is a week-by-week guide to

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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:hi:
Hope all is going well with you.
These early days can be a bit tough but all well with it!
Healing hugs coming your way!:) :-) (::ice: keep icing it up!
 

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