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[THR] Trendynana's recovery thread

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Trendynan, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Trendynan

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    Hi everyone.
    Just setting up my post op thread. My op is tomorrow 14/8/19. I have to be there at 7.30 am UK time.
    Terrified is an understatement but it has to be done.

    Hopefully will chat sometime tomorrow xxx
     
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    Good luck to you! I was terrified too but all was OK in the end. :)
     
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    So many things going round in my head. What ifs xxx
     
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    Please don't worry about any what ifs - you are going to be fine! An early slot means you will be done and dusted and having a nice lunch tomorrow.

    All the best! See you on this side soon. I'll leave your recovery list here for you.
    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 this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
    5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for THRs
    6. Access these pages on the website

    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.
     
  5. Trendynan

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    Thank you x
     
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    Best wishes, Trendynan. My last thought before the anesthesia kicked in was, "These doctors and nurses around me are so talented and experienced at what they do, I am just going to go peacefully to sleep and wake up with a beautiful new hip." As someone who hates ceding control to others in just about any situation (ask my long-suffering husband and kids!), I was surprised to find myself so calm on the actual day of the surgery, and this was 100% due to the skill, competence and kindness demonstrated by everyone in the surgical unit. I wish I had known in pre-op days how at peace I would be when the day finally came. Wishing you some of that peace today.:SUNsmile:
     
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    I remember being where you are @Trendynan! I was simply terrified and -guess what! - it was all fine. In fact, I would say that the operation itself was almost an anti-climax! It wiĺl be over before you know it and then you can get on with healing. :) :-) (:
     
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    Agree with everyone else @Trendynan, the build up is worse than the actual. Wishing you the best tomorrow and a peaceful night.
     
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    Thinking of you and wishing you the best tomorrow. :flwrysmile:
     
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    Thank you all x
     
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    Hi, just left a message for you on the pre-op thread.. Hopefully you are either having the op or are coming round from it by now! Hope it all goes well. Keep the pills coming and the pain management under control. The first three days can be tricky but we all get there eventually. Best of luck!
     
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    Hope to hear from you soon and know that things went well.
     
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    Stopping by to say :hi:
    Hope your pain is well managed and you're resting comfortably.
    With any luck they're keeping you on ice :ice:
    Wishing you comfort and some peaceful sleep. :yawn: :sleep:
    @Trendynan
     
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    Morning all!!!!

    Thank you for well wishes.
    Had op yest. Posterior. Taken down at 9.25 and left recovery for ward 12.25.
    Spinal was OK not half as, scary as I thought. Worried about my dead legs for no reason. Staff were amazing, I had little sedation as I was do anxious.
    Minimal pain at the moment but I don't know if I'm running on adrenalin!
    Blood sugars gone up a bit but this morning was but lower. Oxy levels but on low side buy that improving too. Not been out of bed yet so hoping that's today.
    Thank you all again for lovely messages xxxx
     
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    Welcome to the other side! Glad the spinal went well.
     
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    Congratulations on your new hip, @Trendynan ! :yay:
    Get plenty of rest and let them take care of you. Now the healing begins!
     
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    Welcome to the other side @Trendynan ! Enjoy that amazing first step post op. No more hip pain! :happydance:
     
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    Finally done!!!:yes!: Great to see you on the healing side.
    Healing mojo coming your way:ok:
     
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    Hello :wave:
    It's good to read an update from you.
    Wishing you comfort and a day of well managed pain and restorative rest.
    Will look forward to hearing from you when you're up to it.
    Hugs
    @Trendynan
     
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    Hi all. 4th day Post op. Minimal pain. Kept going dizzy and nauseous. Bloods done and am anaemic. Had blood transfusion yest and feeling better. Blood sugars have finally settled and now 5.1
    Blood pressure had improved. Yest it was 90/44 and I was so tired. After blood transfusion it has risen to 136/71 this morning. Xxxx
     
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