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hipnhop

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I am Hippy
« on: March 18, 2011, 02:29:09 AM »
Surgery successful. Was able to bet BHR. AVN not pitala major issue.  4 hours total. Got spinal tap and didn't feel a thingn.

In hospital room now. Drugged up so keeping this short. 
3/2011 and 2/2012 HR Dr. Craig Thomas

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 03:09:24 AM »
Welcome to the club! 
Sean
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 09:27:34 AM »
Congrats and welcome.   

Very best wishes

Ed
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 11:56:41 AM »
Congratulations! You now have a period of continuous improvement to look forward to.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 12:08:20 PM »
Congratulations!

hipnhop

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 02:33:22 PM »
1st day hell. I almost fainted trying to get of hospital bed to chair. Hope is gets easier soon.
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 03:22:42 PM »
It does, you've just had major surgery and are under sedation, etc. It gets better quickly. Congrats! How's the pain?
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 03:23:14 PM by hernanu »
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 10:15:59 PM »
You made it to the chair.  You're ahead of the game. :)

Good luck.

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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 10:30:22 PM »
Congratulations to another Hippy!!

At this rate we may soon have enough to take over the world.

Or at least run a March Madness pool...
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 08:23:31 AM »
congrats to ya ....  welcome to the club ..

all down hill from here ...  ;) :D ;D
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy cow...what a ride!"

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 06:12:17 PM »
second day is so much better. used walker up and down hallway.  Pain is about a 6 when i try to move, Feels find laying down or sitting. Catheter removed yesterday, met with Social worker regarding my post op recovery plans and taught how to give myself shot of Loveenox. It was not painful at all.

every step I take I feel better. I just want to do laps around the hospital but I don't want to push until my post op appt at the end of month.  If anyone is reluctant to do this, don't be. The surgery went smoothly, The only day that gave me a big challenge was day one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 11:32:41 PM »
Wasn't it fm having the stuffer removed?  I was out when they put it in....thank goodness

When they told me it was coming out I wondered if they pull it out really gently or yank it out fast.....  I guess it's kind of like pulling off a band aid... You do it fast... OUCH!

It gets better day by day.  I'm about 4 weeks postip and I'm using a cane when I go out of the house, but I'm moving all over the house without it...and feel pretty good.  U still have some residual pain in my leg and mu butt cheek....deepen my butt there is some discomfort, but it's not bad.."c,pared to day one post op I'm like a new man.... I can't wait to be six months and feel 100%.   Or very closeto it.....running will be euphoric....

Hang in there and know that it only gets better......and don't rush it...you have your whole life to get better...no point in rushing things and messing anything up !

Congrats!
Sean
Dr. Gross- Biomet uncemented, 2/23/11

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2011, 08:46:11 PM »
Just got home. Pain is pretty intense when I move.  I was hoping to be one of those people who came home with no pain but I guess that wasn't me. I have not had a bowel movement since Thursday.  Don't want to take any more Percocet because it really clogs me up. Any home remedies for bowel movement?

I am looking forward to taking each day slow.
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2011, 11:29:49 PM »
docusate sodium
metamucil
prunes
lots of fresh fruit
sometimes a cup of coffee in the morning helps
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 02:08:51 PM »
Glad you made it home fine. Are you having home PT?
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 05:47:25 PM »
Thnaks everyone. I am having home pt tomoorrow.  Did a few things today - andkle flexes, butt squeezes, and leg press downs. Will add a few more tonight. Had first bowel movement and felt like celebrating. Shooting myself upbwith Loveenox is not cool but dooable.  Trying tob remember not to break 90 degrees, cross my legs, od point toes inwards or outwards. Just makes it hard to sleep. pain is a 8 out bog 10 when I try tto mov I think some of it is the glue on the dressing pulling on my hairy legs. Will take shower today and see if that helps.  Really did not anticipate off of this, just need to be patient.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 07:35:51 PM »
If you're in too much pain to sleep, use the pain meds.  Just make sure you also use the stool softeners and lots of other stuff to make you poop, and it will come.  Just my opinion, but getting sleep and doing your exercises is very important to a quick recovery.  If the pain is keeping you from either these, use the meds.  You'll feel much better in a few days.
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 09:34:28 PM »
It is amazing how you will feel in four to five days with exercises!!
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 04:13:59 AM »
Wait until you are at one month..cartwheels!  Ok....not really....   ;D

But you won't believe how good you will feel at a month.....  I the one month mark in two days and I feel worlds better than I did the first week after surgery..... 
Sean
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Re: I am Hippy
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 04:21:25 PM »
Wait until you are at one month..cartwheels!  Ok....not really....   ;D

But you won't believe how good you will feel at a month.....  I the one month mark in two days and I feel worlds better than I did the first week after surgery.....  


I couldn't agree more with this.  

I'm 39 days after my first BHR and 11 days after my second.  As of yesterday I'm back to working full time.  I'm working from my home office for now, mostly due to weight bearing restrictions given me on my second hip.  I have "toe touch only" (two crutches) for four weeks.  My wife works in the same office so I don't need to drive, though I feel like I will probably be able to by next week.  I still get a little swelling behind my knee if I sit in my chair for too long, but getting up and crutching around once in a while helps a lot.

At this point, after 39 days, I hardly notice my first (left) surgery.  It's now my stronger leg.  It's definitely not at 100% but is strong enough to support me while the other one catches up.

Mike
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