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Mike D

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 10:37:55 PM »
Anna-
I think when you meet with Mr Witt and he gives you your options  based on his vast experience, you will find it far easier to accept.
When I met Mr Treacy convinced I would get a BHR, he drew some lines on a print of my x-ray to show me where the head of my femur was and where it should be. He explained how the necessary guiding equipment couldn't be used and because of the twisted femur, going freehand would be very difficult.
Although disappointed at the time, I soon got round to thinking that I had to put myself entirely in his trust, and I knew he would give me the best hip I could get anywhere in the in the world.
I think Mr Witt will give you that same confidence that comes with carrying out many difficult hip operations and you will feel at ease with your decision.
I ended up looking forward to my surgery as it got nearer-I was happy about my decision to proceed and thought only about the future from that point.
Looking at those x-rays now of my old twisted, bone on bone hip, I'm so glad I did it. Well, glad Mr T did it, I should say!

The floods in York are going down!!!
 
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8 August 2012

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »
Well put mike. Anna were all thinking of you and like I've said before if you have an op in London I'll happily come and meet you!
Mike how high are the floods? I remember in I think it was 2001/2 working at the gallery and parts of cifford street were flooded!
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Mike D

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2012, 10:52:38 AM »
Danny
I think this flood is as bad as any I've seen in York. Clifford Street was closed at one point with water right across to the tower!
I went over Ouse bridge on Weds night when it was at it's peak and the water level was about 18" from the top of the door of the Kings Arms pub.
Thankfully, its on its way down now.
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8 August 2012

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2012, 11:02:13 AM »
I remember back then it took me 4hrs to get home from York city centre to easingwold back then! Thats the only thing I don't miss about york!
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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2012, 05:03:29 PM »
Thanks guys,

Dav0 - exactly how much pain are you in if you dont mind me asking? Whats made you put it off?

I think you should organise this hippy convention when I get my op in London! Then I get lots of visitors!  Ha ;D

Anna
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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2012, 07:46:55 PM »
It must be so frustrating for you Anna to have to suffer the levels of reluctance to go ahead with surgery just because of your age. I've given up on responding to the 'your too young' comments. No one volunteers for this, it's not cosmetic surgery!  Hope your get a result soon.  By the way my mum had two THR in her 80s and they give her no trouble, so hope all goes well with your gran. Ka
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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
Thanks Ka .... 26 days till my next appointment :)
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Spanielsal

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2012, 10:58:06 PM »
Not long Anna, you aren't SOooo young as hips go, there are loads done now. Don't be put off. 25 days nearly!

Keep your chin up.  xxx
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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2012, 06:23:17 PM »
Live for now hey :)

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2012, 07:54:16 PM »
Love the quote Anna!
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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2012, 11:40:55 PM »
Its 1am in England. I have to be up for work in less than 5 hours and I cant sleep. Partly due to physical pain and partly due to what I presume is depression. I cant cope with the mental side of this anymore. Im exhausted.
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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 05:57:18 AM »
Stay strong Anna you are a strong person and you will get there in the end.
I remember some really really dark days just after my key hole and know what your going through. Every day is one closer to your solution. XXX
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Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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Spanielsal

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 06:21:37 AM »
We are all here for you Anna, every one of us has walked along the path at some point, just dragged low by pain and the complications it adds to your life.  Write it down, let it out. This phase will be short lived, and we are all rooting for you.  Xxxxxx. Mr W in 16 days, now that my maths is right....... Not long Hun
I'm a Hippy Hybrid!  L HR Cormet 2000 - Mr Villar, 12th June 2003 and R Corin mini hip - Mr Villar 7th August 2012

Mike D

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 07:37:35 AM »
Anna
Just get through the days up to you're appointment the best you can.
When you know exactly what's happening you'll feel so much better.
Not long now, stay strong.
Mike.
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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2012, 04:57:28 PM »
Thanks guys
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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2012, 05:43:52 PM »
It's always darkest before the dawn Anna.  Quite literally sometimes.  Thinking of you.
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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2012, 09:35:15 AM »
Cost and Statistics.

I wonder how much it is down to the pressure on hospitals to have the right figures? If you have a THR when you are 80 you are much less likely to have a revision. So they save money by doing less and the figures look better, if every THR was done on an 80 year old they would probably have near perfect Stats.
As for the THR itself McMinn does a shorter shaft on his THRs to start with and the one they mentioned I would need would be MOM large head, so in that respect similar ROM to the BHR. He said he wouldn't even have to change the cup. But I have seemed to have dodged that one so far.

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Anna

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2012, 04:53:07 PM »
Thanks Ka  :)

Jason, I think money and figures will play some part in it all. Its sad, but unfortunately its true. I am going to write a list of questions for my appointment in a few weeks time. One on the top of my list is regarding stem/shaft length. It seems key to future revisions and saving that precious bone. .... if anyone can think of some good questions then let me know!! I wrote a massive list when I went to see Mr Treacy but I seem to have lost it  :o

Anna
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Dannywayoflife

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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2012, 05:31:33 PM »
Anna I wouldnt place too much emphasis on the length of the stem. The new "mini" stems are a new concept and are un proven. I would be asking about the stem with the best longterm track record. I suspect that might be the corail stem.
Danny xx
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Re: Too young for a THR?
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2012, 11:38:47 PM »
Hey Anna,

I'm not much help to you, but stay strong, you're doing wonders and although it seems like you can't take anymore, you can. Look how far you've come already. We're all here for you. Text me any time... I'm generally up till all hours these days! xxx
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