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imgetinold

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My time has come/ Dr. Gross
« on: January 10, 2012, 10:21:55 AM »
It is the butt-crack of dawn, and we leave for my pre-op appointment with Dr. Gross today.....surgery at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.  I am nervous, for sure.  Wish me luck.  And, thanks for being there everyone.

Andy
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 01:17:17 AM by Pat Walter »
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 12:21:24 PM »
Don't be nervous.  You're dealing with a great doctor with a real pro team.  I hope you can post when you wake up and let us know how you feel.

Good Luck, I look forward to hearing about your success.
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

Aerial

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 12:26:06 PM »
I am very, very excited for you.  Tell Dr. Gross that Linda from Blythewood, SC, who had surgery in December couldn't be more pleased with the results.  I am certain you will be happy with your results to.  I'll be thinking about you tomorrow when I drive by the hospital on the way to work and you will be in surgery  :) Let us know how it goes!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 01:49:13 PM »
Andy, you are in great hands, and I mean more than just Dr. Gross.  You'll do great and they take great care of you.  Breathe slow and look forward to the result.  Good luck on a terrific outcome!

Curt
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Re: My time has come
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 02:49:08 PM »
Hey There, Andy,

You are gettin' 'er done with a Top Dog who has tons of resurfacing surgeries under his belt!  Believe you me, you'll be wildly surprised waking up tomorrow and hardly believing that your OA pain is GONE, and I mean GONE! 

We are all rooting for you, with everything crossed (except our legs if it's still early days post op)!!!

'One
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Re: My time has come
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 02:57:17 PM »
Andy

Good Luck.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Gross and team are great!

Let us know how you are doing when you are able to.

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 03:34:57 PM »
Good luck Andy! I feel great for you, you'll see the difference tomorrow. Let us know how you are when you can.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Dan L

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 05:19:58 PM »
Andy;

Congrats on your new hip, today is the last day it will get worse, all things looking up starting tomorrow or thereabouts!

Dan
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Re: My time has come
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 11:21:43 PM »
Best of luck Andy - the op will be over before you know it. Sit back and let the professionals look after you. You just need to look forward to a pain free active lifestyle. 
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Re: My time has come
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 12:47:56 AM »
Andy, when you are there getting prepped you will find out it's not as bad as you thought it will be. It's the waiting and the wild imagination that gets everyone worked up. You will be fine. Keep thinking about getting your life back. The people there will take very good care of you.
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 01:13:04 AM »
I day two and feeling good.
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

imgetinold

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 03:17:46 AM »
Thanks everyone. You're right, Newdog, its the waiting that's killig me. That, plus the fact that the hip has been playing nice. I know it is inevitable, and better now than waiting until I'm in constant pain.

One disappointment-slash-good thing:  my DEXA scan shows my bone density to be low.....a huge surprise since I've been active and lifting weight forever. So, now for some diet changes and drug therapy. But, without this I would be unaware.
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 12:27:18 PM »
Andy- By the time you read this you will proably be resting in your room in Providence Northeast!  I truly hope your surgery went well and you have had your first walk.  Are you on the slow recovery program due to bone density? let us know how everything went today! Sending good vibes to you!  I am typing this at 7:27 and your surgery is at 7:30!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

imgetinold

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 12:45:15 AM »
I am resting fine, thank you. I walked up and down the hall once, and -luckily - I am on a normal recovery plan. Thanks for all the good mojo!

I did hear that days 2-5 or 6 are worse, pain-wise, when the spinal wears completely off.

Andy
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 12:57:33 AM »
Everyone's different, Andy - challenges are going to come, but things will just keep getting better. Let it flow and enjoy the absence of the OA.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012, 01:22:08 AM »
Congrats Andy - glad it all went smoothly.
Hern's right, expect some challenges - this is normal. There's there's no carbon copy for recovery as everyone heals at a different rate. The waiting was the worst part for me & I reckon I got around on relief & adrenalin (& meds!) alone for the first two weeks post op!
Keep us posted on how you're doing.
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Re: My time has come
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 01:42:42 AM »
Hi Andy,

Glad you came through the surgery well, try and get some sleep tonight in between the nurse visits.   Tomorrow you'll have a morning full of OT and PT class, then you'll be on your way back to the ATL.

Use that ice machine as much as you can when you get home, and let everyone baby you for the first week.

Mindi
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imgetinold

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 08:20:44 AM »
That is herd.....letting people baby me, but I will do it. And, man do I love the ice machine!  Thanks Mindi.
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
I really kept up with the ice machine as well and had no bruising other than a small spot on my calf that showed up about 2 weeks post op.  I had swelling though and the ice feels so good!  A little tip freeze water in water bottles like you would carry on a bike.  Put one of those in the ice machine and fill the remainder with ice.  It sure cuts down on ice cube use.  I also found freezing small water in yogurt containers creates nice chunks that work well.  Have a safe trip home.  I actually have my six week follow up today.  It was supposed to be next Tuesday but a work commitment led to me scheduling it for today!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

imgetinold

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Re: My time has come
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 12:22:37 PM »
Great ideas, Aerial!  Please post about your checkup...I'd love to hear about it.
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

 

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