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ibbski45

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Monumental Day!
« on: January 30, 2012, 04:28:04 PM »
Im 7weeks post op and today was the day I actually got my sock on!!!!!!!!!
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Luanna

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 05:20:50 PM »
Very impressive! I didn't get to that point for quite some time after 7 weeks. I became very attached to my plastic sock putter-on gadget!

Luanna
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Dannywayoflife

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 05:24:51 PM »
Niceone! Thats impressive progress!
Train hard fight easy
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Two4One

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 05:50:38 PM »
Atta Boy, ipibbski45!!!  I'm 42 days post op and can now put on my socks too! 

I always used "The Claw" before.  Now, I get my socks on by first laying on my back, next, I bring my knee up while being careful not to break the 90 Degree protocol, and then sort of butterfly my knee out so I can get my big toe in the sock.  I do pants the same way if I'm in a huge hurry and have misplaced my "Claw".

Again, VERY COOL! 8)

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« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 05:51:20 PM by Two4One »
"I was inspired by the very idea of turning the wildest figments of your imagination into something real and creating a life for yourself." - Ken Ilgunas

12/11 Failed Bilateral BHR by Dr. Schmitt  3/14 Positive Metal LTT for Nickel Allergy.   11/14 Bilat Ceramic/Titanium Revisions.

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 06:46:02 PM »
congrats to you ... putting on my own sock post-op was one of my happiest days!!
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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 07:23:31 PM »
Great news.  Getting back to normal is a wonderful feeling.
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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 08:37:05 PM »
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!  Feels better all the time, right?
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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 10:20:07 PM »
Nicely done!
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Dannywayoflife

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 12:13:29 AM »
The next mile stone for me was cutting my own toe nails for the first time in nearly 2 years! Gross I know but it's the little things like that that make a huge difference to our return to a normal life!
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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 01:22:13 AM »
Danny, we've talked about raised toilets, when we go, incision drains and (gasp!!) Our feelings! I think we can do toenails.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 03:13:50 AM »
Congratulations!  The average person takes for granted the fact that they can put on their own socks and shoes without horrible pain!

I remember being post op and using the sock tool to do my socks... gradually I was able to get down further and further until I could do it myself.  I'm not abou 11 months post op and I put them on with ease.... i still think "i used to not be able to do this" when I put them on.  I will never take it for granted for sure! 

it is a wonderful feeling to finally be able to do all the things that used to be impossible or too painful to enjoy.  I still remember the first time I was able to walk up a slight incline and I had no pain.. i remember before surgery..any kind of an incline was really painful to walk up... I got teary eyed when I walked up the hill..and it was only my driveway!!  feeling "fixed" is truly liberating.  I really feel like I got my life back!!!

welcome to the rest of your new life w/out pain!
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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 05:47:17 AM »
Danny, we've talked about raised toilets, when we go, incision drains and (gasp!!) Our feelings! I think we can do toenails.

Hahahaha......

Thats great progress, love hearing good news ! 8)

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 11:59:29 AM »
OK Men, what I want to know is: which is more difficult and unpleasant to talk about - toenails, sh-t, the lack of, or your feelings? ;D

C'mon, guys, let us broads in on this one highly sought after piece of guy code, sub chapter 8.7, particle a2.

In the name of Manology,
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« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 12:01:53 PM by Two4One »
"I was inspired by the very idea of turning the wildest figments of your imagination into something real and creating a life for yourself." - Ken Ilgunas

12/11 Failed Bilateral BHR by Dr. Schmitt  3/14 Positive Metal LTT for Nickel Allergy.   11/14 Bilat Ceramic/Titanium Revisions.

hernanu

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 03:31:26 PM »
Gee, 'One, that one's easy.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 05:45:37 PM »
feelings definitely take the cake 2fer. it's stupid I know, but true for me

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 10:07:39 PM »
I was sooooooo overjoyed about being able to cut my toenails for the first time in 2 years (at about 8 weeks post op) that I cried.  The feeling was so joyous.  I even wrote a poem about it, it's somewhere around here.  You should have smelled the crud from under those poor neglected nails.  Yikes, makes my eyes water just thinking about it. 
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Luanna

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Re: Monumental Day!
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 10:26:08 PM »
Tin Man - dude - that's so poetic. I can just picture the crud..... :)

Luanna
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