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3 days post op!
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:03:39 PM »
Hi everyone!  I had LBHR with Dr. Sum who is as wonderful as everyone says.  I am post-op day 3, and have had some issues with my recovery.  I was first on hydrocodone tablets, but I was still in too much pain.  They switched me to Percocet, which has improved the pain significantly.  However, as a result of the pain meds, I developed ileus.  I am only allowed ice chips for today, and minimal pain meds.  However, I have gotten to walk a few times, which felt great!  Has anyone else developed ileus?  I was supposed to go home today, now maybe on Tuesday. I must say the care here is excellent, and if you're going to HSS, you're in good hands.

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Re: 3 days post op!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 10:06:43 PM »
Hi Jennifer

Congratulations on your new hip.  Sorry to hear about your ileus.  I don't know about that.  I am sure you are in good hands and will be feeling better soon.

Please keep in touch when you can and we will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Re: 3 days post op!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 01:56:30 PM »
"I must say the care here is excellent, and if you're going to HSS, you're in good hands."

I thought that hallway looked familiar :) I had mine done at HSS just about a year ago :) It is an amazing place. I'm glad your doing well, except for you med realted stuff!


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Re: 3 days post op!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 11:29:31 AM »
Hi Everyone!
I am now 19 days post op and feeling great!  The ileus took a couple of weeks to resolve, but now I am well.  PT is going very well, and I am looking forward to getting off crutches!
Thank you again Pat for this website, it is such a help when going through recovery!  :)


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Re: 3 days post op!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 11:11:59 AM »
I'm a few weeks behind you on timing. I am three weeks out from surgery totally off pain meds after 5 days, went back to the gym at two weeks and am on one crutch and almost ready to shed it.

As most folks I too have issues trying to get those muscles in my leg to wake up and do what they are suppose to do since they went dormant since I lost a lot of range of motion before sugery.

I am in physical therapy and so what I am told almost everyday of the week to get my range of motion back. It is slowly coming back and I am only about 4 inches away from my foot at max stretch. I couldn't even get to my knee the first week. I am looking forward when I can tie my own shoe.



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