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Trailblazer Jaycey on the other side

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Jaycey, May 14, 2010.

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  1. Jaycey

    Jaycey Moderator

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    To all my hippie family - I made it!

    Had a spinal after all. Heard it all as well (a bit weird).

    Now posting from my room. Too early to say how it worked but my doc was happy with the results.

    Just now starting to feel my legs.

    More later. Thanks for all your prayers and positive vibes.
     
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    • rerodriguez

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      Yea, Jaycey! Congratulations! I can't believe you're already on the computer!
       
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      Jaycey!!! Amazing that you are on the other side and posting already!!! I'm glad things went well. I look forward to more posts from you.
       
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      Gosh! Well done you!
       
    • Suehip

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      Jaycey what wonderful news that your surgery is finished and you are already using a computer. Hope I'm so lucky on May 18. Keep us posted. Sue
       
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      Wow, congratulations Jaycey, you did it!! Can't believe either that you are on the computer! You will have to tell us more later about hearing things during the surgery - that would be strange. Wishing you a great recovery, you're on the road now! Renee:jump:
       
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      Welcome to the other side!
       
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      Congratulations! :yrk: I'm glad that you are doing well so far! Welcome to life post-THR! :cch:
       
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      Feeling in legs is back. NO pain at all but still taking meds.

      Hoping to get some sleep but feeling a bit wired.

      Thanks for being there!
       
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      Congrats Jaycey and hoping for a speedy recovery :dogkiss:
       
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      HooRAY!!!! Congrats on making it to the other side!!! Keep us posted on how you're doing! :thmb:
       
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        Congratulations Jaycey! Thanks for letting us know you are safe and sound.
        Kathy
         
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        Jaycey WOW!:thmb: I go to work, I come home, there you are on the other side! Your day was far more eventful than mine :D

        Thanks for posting, and please keep doing so!

        Chris
         
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        Since my hip blew out I have only managed about 1 hours sleep at a time due to pain. Progress alreay my friends - 5.5 hours.

        The rule here is thou shallt have no pain. I said my leg felt like I got a good kick in the butt last night and the remedy arrived instantly.

        Op leg is looking a bit pink and swollen but that's expected give all it went though.

        Busy day today getting to know my shiny new hip!
         
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          I remember that pre-op pain. I'd spend half the night trying to find a comfortable position and never getting more than 30 or 40 minutes of sleep at a stretch. Except for one restless night in the hospital, I've slept every night since my surgery and it still seems like a treat to wake up refreshed and ready to face the day!

          I hope you have fun today, Jaycey! It sounds like you are already doing great, but things are only going to keep getting better for you.
           
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          Oh yeah...that dreaded pre-op agony...isn't it nice to know it's GONE? We hippies are the happiest people on earth once we get the new lease on life! Welcome to The Other Side--it's a can-do world now!
          Patrikya
           
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            Good on ya! Everything will be BETTER!

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            Drain all removed. Just waiting for PT to help me take that first giant step.

            I want to record things here in the hope to give my fellow May hippies a heads up. First bit of a surprise was how cold I was going into recovery. Not talking just chilly but major teeth shattering COLD. They put tons of blankets on me and a thing called a bear hug. It's a plastic lined sheet they shoot hot air into. Makes things feel like sauna.

            OS said my hip socket was in really bad shape and left leg had shortened significantly.

            Thanks for holding my hand through this journey.
             
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              Jaycey, sleep is good. Painless in even better.

              I eagerly waiting to hear more about your PT. Do you have restrictions? Forget the color of your leg and stuff and concentrate in the PT and walking exercise and pain management. The only way to improve, really.

              Happyness is a new superduper hip. The sky is the limit, a whole new painless life ahead of you.

              I'm expecting an hourly, detailed report from you :hehe:

              All the best and stay warm.
               
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                Well done Jaycey,
                I had the same experience with the spinal weird listening to all the drilling and banging something to dine out on LOL. It gets even better!:jump:

                Ronnie:thmb:
                 
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