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Total hip replacement April 3

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by beachlily, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. beachlily

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    I can’t wait ! Anyone else having same day surgery? Thanks!
     
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    I'm having a THR (right) on April 3! I go back and forth between I can't wait and I don't want to! @beachlily
     
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  3. beachlily

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    I’ve cancelled this surgery 2x. But if I want to be able to live my life AS I WANT to... then guess I gotta suck it up and do it.
     
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    I won't cancel mine because since January, I am barely able to walk. I really want to spend fun, quality time with my husband, and especially with my four grandsons, ages 11, 4, 3 and 1-1/2. But that doesn't mean I am not scared of what comes next. Guess I need to kick my faith back into high gear!
     
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  5. beachlily

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    Are you doing same day surgery? I just had my pre op testing done yesterday... and the physical/occupational therapists gave me
    a “ tutorial “ on Walker ( I’m betting I use that for five minutes) and crutch lessons. Anyway, we’ll get through this
     
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    Originally, I was supposed to go home next day. My arrival time is between 2 and 5 in the afternoon, which puts surgery late in the day. I'm not sure if I will have two nights in patient or just go home later in the day the first day after
     
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    I have had my pre ops and have my surgical assessment on Monday.
     
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    My surgery is April 4th and I am told I will stay one night barring any complications. I have been unable to walk more than a few minutes since December and now just spend my days and nights struggling with pain.
    I'm betting you use that walker a lot longer than 5 minutes, lol :)
     
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    Are you scheduled to go home same day, @beachlily ? Am I reading that right? I've grown accustomed to some type of assistive device but hope I can get rid of cane or walker in due time. :walking:
     
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  10. beachlily

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    Yes supposed to have surgery 8 am-go home by 6 pm although since I live 90 minutes away from hospital they might decide to keep me overnight. I had a total knee replacement 7 years ago and only used walker day after surgery-went home 3 days later with cane- I’m hoping hip surgery will be even better... you’re going to do great SarahBee-and if you need to use walker or cane, do it! This is all about your comfort and recovery
     
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    I am up for THR on the 4th. Hope to go home the next day all being well. I am getting really nervous but can't wait till it's over and done with. My life has been on hold since August last year when the pain became unbearable. I want my life back.
     
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    I wish you all the best! I totally understand the pain interference with life. Here’s to being healthy pain free
    “ hippie chicks “!
     
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    Hi beachlily, Welcome to the Hip side.
    You guys have a lil posse forming. It will be so nice for each of you during recovery.
    Fairydell, Carriemay, SarahBee and @beachlily
    I'm excited for you all.
    Enjoy the weekend!
     
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    First I apologize if I’ve started two threads-technology and me not so much!!! Question-does anyone have opinions/experience with posterior v anterior approach to THR? Thanks!
     
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    Will definitely follow this discussion as it is something I have wondered as well
     
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    And.... can ( should) I continue to work out upper body after a week or so after surgery? I’m not talking boot camp Wonder Woman... I mean like 5-8 pound weights for arms and shoulders while sitting. Thoughts??? Thanks everyone.
     
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    Maybe just bench press your pupper! :rotfl:

    ETA: I am so bad about working out regularly. I am impressed by those of you who do so.
     
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    Soon you’ll be sporting a shinny new hip. Sending healing blessings your way:angel:.

    I see your beautiful border collie I love them have several over the years.. my fav breed. My girl loves her frisbe.
     
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  19. beachlily

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    Hippielife-Thanks. She’s a collie/corgi mix. I do dog agility training with her so I’m hoping not to be laid up too long with this hip. I’d love to see pictures of your BC.
     
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    Good luck to all of you in April! It's going to be exciting as you heal and get back to living.
     
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