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Tin Soldier

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Soon to be Bilat
« on: August 21, 2011, 06:08:31 AM »
This is probably the last post for me until after I get out of the hospital on Wed or Thursday.  RBHR is schedule for Tuesday and my wife and I will be heading to Seattle tomorrow early to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary.  We'll spend a couple days before surgery having some fun.  I won't have access to a decent keyboard or connection, so you guys can be spared from my long-winded rants and speculation for a couple days.  I know, darn.  But, you can check out my blog at:

http://onehipdude.blogspot.com/   Might need to change the name to 2hipdude or Too Hip, Dude! 

Thanks for everyone's support and experience.  I'll see you guys on the other side.

Dan - I'll say Hi to Pritchett for you when he's writing on my ass cheek.
LBHR 2/22/11, RBHR 8/23/11 - Pritchett.

Woodstock Hippy

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 08:42:11 AM »
God luck with your surgery and have a great time in Seattle before!
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 11:22:03 AM »
Good Luck Tin!

Aerial

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 01:15:53 PM »
Hope everything goes well.  Best of luck!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 03:51:58 PM »
Tin-

I have been thinking about you this weekend.  Best wishes.  At least you know the drill this time.

So you are trying to get Dr. P to associate my name with your ass?!  Yes, say hi to everyone that took care of me during my very short stay.  Especially Megan and Mandy (I believe) that were especially helpful.  Tell them I am doing great.

Look forward to hearing from you on the other side.

Dan
LBHR, Dr. Pritchett, 8/1/2011
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hipnhop

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 09:56:07 PM »
Tin, I am right behind you.  Have fun and don't party too hard.  I'll be waiting for the update. This one will be better than the first. We know what to expect.

Take care,
HipnHop
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Anniee

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 11:38:44 PM »
I vote for Too Hip!  Best of luck!
Annie/ Right Uncemented Biomet 4-20-11/Left Uncemented Biomet 10-12-11/Dr. Gross

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 01:49:04 AM »
Tin,

Listen to you! You're heading for surgery on Tuesday and your main concern with us is you won't have access to a keyboard until afterwards.

Now listen up newbies, this is what we veteran Hippys have been trying to tell you. The surgery is nothing to be scared about. It just isn't the way you think it will be. I hope I said all that right.

Happy Anniversary and I look forward to your post surgery posts. Take care.   :)

Steve  (newdog)
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 10:33:34 AM »
I vote for "Too Hip, Dude!" :) 
Sending you lots of positive thoughts. Looking forward to hearing your new story :D
Bilateral Birmingham Mid Head Resection (BMHR): 8 April 2011 (Dr Simon Journeaux at Mater Private).
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hernanu

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 03:05:16 PM »
I'm with 2hip... good luck and I know you'll feel like I felt (you know among the other feelings)... I'm done!

Waiting to hear from you...
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

FlbrkMike

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 11:48:18 PM »
Good luck Tin and hip.

You're gonna do great!!
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hernanu

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 02:26:47 AM »
Hey hip... when is yours?
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

hipnhop

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 03:28:32 AM »
Hern, I am schedule for early October. Waiting for the date now.
Tin, just think - next summer you will be doing things you haven't in years.  Oh man, what a joy. 
Send me your address via the message center so I can send you some of my delicious Brownies to eat during recovery. Only for Bi-Lats - sorry guys!!!
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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 05:36:22 PM »
Hey Tin!
 Thinking of you today! Have another sucessful sx and speedy recovery!!  Lu
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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 05:46:47 PM »
tin.

hope everything goes well like you i will be bi-lat in late sept   sootie

DGossack

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 06:06:24 PM »
Tin-

I woke up thinking about your surgery.  I think you told me you were scheduled for 7:40am.

I hope you are resting comfortably in your room.  PT should be on its way.

Dan
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Tin Soldier

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 01:30:44 AM »
Thanks everyone.  I actually checked here on Monday night (before surgery) and saw lots of of great supportive posts.  I needed that because, eventhough I had done this before, I was really anxious.  Not sure why, maybe that's just what surgery does to you.  I'll provide a "blow by blow" account of the surgery in my blog tomorrow.   

Anyway, I made it out sooner than expected (29 hours, not that I was competing).  I'm home (after a 6 hour drive) and feeling pretty good.  Last Oxy hit was at about 10 am and I think I may be go strictly to acetimenophen and ice tonight.  This hip was surprisingly less painful after surgery.  It's weird.  This whole surgery and initial recovery, barring the pre-surgery jitters, seemed much easier and quicker and less painful.  I'll probabaly be totally stiff tomorrow morning for saying it was easy.   :o

Thanks again everyone, it's nice to know that there are folks here that you don't even know that well, thinking about you when you go under.  You guys are great.

BTW - Dan - I said hi to Pritchett when he initialed my arse.  His reply was short, but he remembers you.     
LBHR 2/22/11, RBHR 8/23/11 - Pritchett.

Tin Soldier

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 01:35:48 AM »
BTW - I should have started a new title.  "Joined the Bilat Club", or "Happy Bilat", or "Easier the Second Time Around Bilat".
LBHR 2/22/11, RBHR 8/23/11 - Pritchett.

DGossack

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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 01:51:38 AM »
Great news!  Wow, I thought I was discharged quickly.  You know you were working to beat me.  I bet you even told Pritchett!  My record only lasted three weeks!

I can't believe you drove all that way home today.  My two hour drive wasn't bad even with the hassle at the border.  But I can't imagine sitting for six hours.  And that is great time also.  Your wife must be a great driver.

Get healing.  You know the drill.

Best wishes.

Dan
LBHR, Dr. Pritchett, 8/1/2011
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Re: Soon to be Bilat
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 03:17:51 AM »
Great to hear you came through it well.  Funny how different hips react differently. My left had NO pain after surgery, my right hurt quite a bit for the first day.  Fast forward 4 weeks, and my right is solid as a rock, but the left is still pretty sore...... Oh well.  You know the recovery drill; would be great if you can avoid the big pain meds.  Hated those things....:(

Richard
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RH Biomet Uncemented - Dr. Gross/Lee Webb 7/27/2011

 

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