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Dannywayoflife

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Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:49:37 PM »
Rob,
      Congrats on your new hip! I'm so pleased that the op seems to have gone well!
Thanks for tge support over the last 6 months or so it helped me a great deal before my op and hope you have felt the same.
Just remember take it easy now and let your body do it's job of healing you!
All the best brother
Danny
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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 06:15:51 PM »
Hey that's awesome, but I didn't see his post. Did everything go well?
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Dannywayoflife

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 07:52:04 PM »
I believe his op was Tuesday, I'm sure he'll be on here to tell us how the op went when he's feeling better!
Danny
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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 08:55:30 PM »
anyone heard from Boomer?  He was supposed to get right today I think.  Curt
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 11:44:26 PM »
Hey evryone.  Thanks for the posts, i appreciate it,

Op went well, I am just a bit out of it right now but will catch up when I am released.  Thanks for all your support.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 12:00:44 AM »
No worries bro, your in my thoughts and prayers
Danny
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 12:33:06 AM »
Congrats Rob.
Curt
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hernanu

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 12:37:01 AM »
Great news, looking forward to your post and congrats.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 12:52:16 AM »
Congratulations.  You have been in my thoughts all week.  You are now on the other side.  Best wishes on your successful recovery!!!  :)
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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 04:15:20 AM »
Congrats Rob & welcome to the other side. I'm sure your recovery will go well.
Simon
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 03:08:09 AM »
Hey everyone.....I am back and feeling great.  Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, it means a lot and really helped me through the process.

The op was, dare I say, a piece of cake.  I am day three now and just got home a few hours ago.  Virtually no real pain but definitely soreness and swelling.  I have noticed that the hip will bite me back if I try to move too much or too fast but that is to expected.  I cant say enough about Dr Schmitt and  the anterior approach.  He is a true profession and checked up om me several times.  I was proud when he told me that there was virtually nothing in there but bone spurs left.  I really do feel great and the scar is only about 7 inches or so.  The only thing I would change is I wish x-rays were taken after the surgery to see what the prosthesis looked like.  Looks like I have to wait til the 2week check up.

The only trouble I had was yesterday on the way to rehab.  I had been in my room in the dark sleeping (trying to sleep anyway) and then to went right to rehab where the sun was shining right into the room.  I got a nasty headache and my blood pressure dropped pretty low.  So, needless to say I felt like crap last night and this morning.  That was more me than anything having to do with the surgery so I am not upset in the least bit. 

Other than that I feel good.  I know I have a long way to go but I am cautiously optimistic for the next few months.  Many thanks to my family, my wife especially, for being there for me and for all of you guys for your support along the way.  I truly appreciate it. 

More to come soon, take care.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 05:35:50 AM »
Great to hear you're home safe & ready to start your recovery Rob. So pleased for you.
I'm only 6 days ahead of you, but I will say that each day gets better & better.
All forward from here.
Well done mate.
Simon
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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 06:09:06 AM »
WOW!!  How excited you must be!!  This is a wonderful report, despite the headache.  Sooo very happy for you.  Glad to hear the Dr. was great too and your scar will fade to nothing.  Please keep us pre-ops updated, as even the most trivial things are very important to US !! Happy healing...

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011, 03:35:36 PM »
Congratulations!  Even if you have the nicest hospital in the world with the best nurses, gourmet food, and a comfortable bed, there is no place like home.

Best wishes as you recover.  Push your body a little but not too much.  And remember RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2011, 08:17:23 PM »
Yogurt, ice, rest, mini PT, and some video games, or good book, or maybe Mythbusters marathon.

Good job, Rob!
LBHR 2/22/11, RBHR 8/23/11 - Pritchett.

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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 04:33:22 PM »
Rbt2001 - Thanks for the update post.  I'm so glad you are back home and on your way to a quick recovery.  You can enjoy the 'no spur' feeling from now on. Thanks for sharing your experiences and progress.  I'm about one month behind you. 
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2011, 12:32:37 AM »
Tin-Thanks for the advice.  Yogurt is perfect food for recovery and for some reason I never really thought about it.  Picked out a few good books that I have been meaning to get through the last few years.  Already put a good dent in one today.  Nice picture of your first steps by the way. You looked WAY better than I did. 
 
Danny told me about some calcium supplements.  Thats a great idea as well.  Is anyone taking calcium supplements, iron supplements, multivitamins, fish oil, etc post surgery?  I never really went over that and will try to check the past posts tomorrow.

Mslendzin-You will good fine.  Schmitt was great.  Do you meet with him again prior to the surgery?  You are the beginning of January, right?

Overall, I am feeling pretty good.  I have very little strength in my hip flexors (cant really lift my leg up) and have zero strength in abduction? (going from outward to inward).  I also just cant shake this low, dull headache that comes and goes for the last 4 days.  The good news is, I already know it is better than before.  I can actually stand up straight and dont have joint pain.  My back, while super stiff from not being able to bend over, feels about 53 million times better than before. 

I have my moments of frustration and still some feelings of anger/anxiety/fear over this whole ordeal.  But, I need to focus on the positive and I can say that I honestly have a great deal to be thankful for.  The success of this surgery being just one of those gifts. 

Thanks again to all for the kind words. 
Right side BHR 11/29/2011

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2011, 02:23:46 AM »
Rob, I love the attitude. There is going to be UPS and downs, but a continuous improvement. The first part of it is the absence of that Damned hip pain.

Keep it going.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2011, 05:44:59 AM »
Rob, you're doing really well mate and each day DOES get better and better!
The emotions you're feeling are similar to what I felt staright after my op - particularly in the first week. A lot of up & down - manily up thankfully. The fatigue is the worst part I found, but once you get moving it's amazing how quickly you improve.
Box on champ and keep us posted.
Cheers
Simon
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Re: Rbt2011 welcome to the other side brother!
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2011, 03:06:19 PM »
Congrats!  It's only going to get better.  Stick with the physical therapy....it's your fast pass ticket to getting better.

 

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