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Tin Soldier

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Recovery quotes
« on: September 16, 2011, 04:54:11 AM »
I was walking/caning into work today and I was thinking about what my PT said, "keep your nose over the center line" and then I started thinking that it sounded like something someone might say to you as you positive quote to send you on your way.  Similar to "Godspeed" when you run off to the front line, or "Pick yourself up by your bootstraps" when you need some encouragment to get out of the dumps.  So why not start a list of quotes/phrases specific to recovery?    We can say some of these to Carla when she gets past the pain, or others just beginning recovery.

How about this one, "stay obtuse, not acute" as you give a fist bump to your buddy.  That's in reference to the posterier restrictions, BTW.

Or maybe something about piloting the recycliner, heard that one here already.

Get your creative on folks, I need help here.

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FlbrkMike

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 05:08:15 AM »
Can they be really corny?

How about (referring to caning into work)...walk softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Put your trust in God, and keep your stitches dry.  ~groan~

Anything worth doing is worth doing without a limp.



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DGossack

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 05:46:05 AM »
Tin, I love it!  We all need to laugh more.

- Hippies are attracted to magnetic personalities!

- Since I had my baby shoes bronzed, I thought I should have my hip chromed.

- Look mom, no limp!

- Hippies still have a bone to pick with you!

- I've got a femur, I'm hot, and I can't be stopped! (after an old high school cheer)

- Hippies are happy to be scarred for life.

- Hippies are so tight, their hips squeak.

-  Friends don't let friends have needless THRs

- HRs are for limps

Okay, enough for now.  And don't groan too loudly.  It is late and I haven't had enough to drink.

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gibbcutter

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:34:32 AM »
"Suck  it up"

"No pain no  gain"

Lopsided

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 11:42:33 AM »
"No pain no  gain"

Sorry Gib, I cannot agree with that one.



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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 05:56:42 PM »
I agree too, I think the better one to use in this case is "Slow and steady wins the race" or like Alan Ray used to always say, "This is not a race, we have already won, we are pain free"

Don't be in a hurry to ruin what your good surgeon worked real hard to fix, take your time and look at it as a lifetime investment.  No pain no gain does NOT fit in anywhere after having major surgery. 

I like to say, "Why chop off a HUGE chunk of perfectly healthy bone if you don't need to?  It just makes absolutely NO logical sense"

Vicky

Tin Soldier

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 08:54:26 PM »
I had know idea that I'd get a response like that.  You guys are killing me, "friends don't friends have needless THRs", that is too good.  In the same vein as yours Vicky.

I'll have to try to come up with so more. 

BTW - I think Dan showed that it's ok to be corny.
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Anniee

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 10:24:33 PM »
One of the reasons I love this site is that you guys make me laugh!  Thank you so much!

Vickie, I have to agree with you say about chopping off a chunk of bone. Evidently, the reason for this approach is to preserve the blood supply to the femoral head, but I have not heard that that is a problem for experienced resurfacing surgeons who do not chop off the bone.  Is loss of blood supply a common complication of hip resurfacing? 
Annie/ Right Uncemented Biomet 4-20-11/Left Uncemented Biomet 10-12-11/Dr. Gross

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 01:09:59 AM »
- I've got a femur, I'm hot, and I can't be stopped!

Hilarious! Imagine that one on a t-shirt!   ;D ;D
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

Tin Soldier

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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 02:54:31 AM »
That's how I feel at 3.5 weeks.  There is certainly a strong feeling of overcoming all of this right now. I was driving down I-5 today and heard the song "Walk" by the Foo Fighters on the radio today, excellent band and way more positive than Nirvana ever was. Walking and listening to "Walk" is about as inspirational as it gets for me at this time.  When we walk, we are not just walking, we are learning to live again. 
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Re: Recovery quotes
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 01:02:42 PM »
I'm not sure this is a quote but I have a colleague who always asks how my "transmission" is doing.  I think my post op theme at my work work will be related to my "new transmission".
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