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hernanu

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False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« on: December 07, 2011, 05:38:35 PM »
Hi, I thought you guys would appreciate this...

I got up a few days ago, showered, then dressed and took my shirt to the ironing board. I started ironing, then noticed squeaking whenever I moved. If I stopped moving, the squeaking stopped. I kept like this, swinging my hips around, squeaking any time I moved.

I sat down, (squeaking as I walked) at the table, and considered my options. Obviously I had to call my surgeon, then do other tests, etc. but more than anything, just needed to brace myself for any steps I needed to take.

I stood up and noticed a lot of squeaking when I did - I walked into the bathroom and looked at the mirror - I hadn't buckled my belt, and the buckle was swinging loudly with every movement. Buckled my belt and a surgical emergency was averted.

Moral of the story .... when squeaking, eliminate all buckles as a possible source before you think HR.   :-[
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 05:40:24 PM by hernanu »
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Dan L

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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 06:11:01 PM »
Hern,

Great advice.  BTW at least one post on this site has heard a squeak http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories09/jimlaveglia09.php so your alert to that is well founded.  Look at the bottom of the Jim Laveglia story after the 2nd resurfacing for this quote

"Now I have something a little different to tell you. I live in Michigan and it is a big deal to go mushroom hunting in the spring. Since we moved to our farm it was the first spring I was able to go out into the woods behind our house and look for mushrooms. I did this on Saturday, April 30th. I was in the woods several hours and as I was walking back to the house my right hip made a squeak. I froze and could not believe that sound came from me. I did not move for a while as I was racking my brain as to what the issue could be. There was no pain. I cautiously took another step and everything was fine. I knew I would be going to the Cleveland Clinic on May 9th for my 1 year check-up on my right hip and my 6 week check-up on my left hip so I did not call Phil. The following weekend (May 7th) I went out mushroom hunting again for several hours. Again my right hip squeaked towards the end of my mushroom hunting. When I relayed this information to Phil at my check-up on May 9th he told me that this has happened with several patients. It is a dehydration issue.'

That is definitely a possible thing
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hernanu

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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 07:14:22 PM »
I think I vaguely remembered this, just felt betrayed by my favorite belt. If you can't trust accessories, who can you trust????  >:(
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 07:16:41 PM »
      Hern, I'm just hoping to lose the 18 lbs I gained so I can SEE my belt buckle! ;D

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hernanu

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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 07:18:28 PM »
I think that was part of the problem  ::) I have some weight to drop as well...
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 08:48:59 PM »
Hern thats a classic!! made me giggle that ;D
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 10:36:08 PM »
That's really funny.  Although, I'm sure you weren't laughing when it happened.
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 11:00:02 PM »
More embarrassed than anything. I was this close to calling Dr. Snyder  :o.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 02:15:26 AM by hernanu »
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 01:18:20 AM »
Love it!
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 05:48:06 AM »
Enjoyed that! Too funny. Don't start to worry again unless you hear the sound of marbles rolling around...:)
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 01:39:54 PM »
Don't know Luann - lost most of mine.
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 03:51:16 PM »
 ;D :D :D

I did actually hear some squeaking from one of mine.  It happened after a strenuous uphill (and then down obviously) hike, sitting in the spa for a while and then jumping in the pool.  It first happend when climbing the steps to get out of the pool and then I could make it happen if I bent over like picking something up off the floor.  I tried to see if I could control the pitch, but couldn't.  It only lasted for a couple of hours but it really was kind of funny when it happened.  Sounded sort of like a squeaky door, or the tin man from the Wizard of Oz.
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 04:14:38 PM »
Hilarious, Mike - You tried to make it into a musical instrument?!?!   ;D  I suppose you and I could form a symphony.
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Re: False Alarm! squeaking heard....
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 05:01:53 PM »
I thought it would be cool if I could play a tune...something simple like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Innagaddadavida...but it never happened.  The squeak happened on a Sunday and by Monday morning I couldn't produce even a single squeak at work.

In all seriousness, I did contact my Dr. about it.  He said that he had heard of it happening and that the theory is that somehow the lubricating fluid can get squeezed out temporarily from between the two components, but that there was nothing to worry about unless it persisted.  I guess the extra friction can possibly cause an increase in metal particles wearing from the components. 
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