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Dannywayoflife

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GOOD LUCK ANNA!!!!
« on: August 08, 2013, 07:26:49 AM »
Anna is due in the OR in a few short hours. Please wish her well as although she's unsuitable for a HR she's a great member of the group has contributed a lot.

Good luck Anna I'm thinking of you.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 08:17:20 AM »
Thanks Danny!! One hour to go. Eeeeek. To be honest ... just excited with a few nerves. Back to anterior approach now because I'm 'complicated' but still ..... wish me luck!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 08:22:14 AM »
Best of British Anna

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 02:00:20 PM »
Great luck Anna - I had anterior - lateral, so it's not so bad.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 07:20:52 PM »
Just heard from Anna. Her surgeon Mr Witt is very happy with how the op went any she is now on the ward ;)
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 07:50:35 PM »
Good Luck Anna.  I hope all goes well.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 08:40:07 PM »
Just heard from Anna. Her surgeon Mr Witt is very happy with how the op went any she is now on the ward ;)

Excellent. Thanks, Danny.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 10:01:56 PM »
Congratulations Anna.  Good Luck.

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Anna

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 03:23:02 PM »
Hi all, thanks for all the well wishes   

I thought I got an easy ride yesterday but no such luck today. I went into surgery at 11am yesterday. There were a few tears during the spinal block but then I was knocked out under GA. I woke up at about 4 pm with full feeling in my operated leg and a numb good leg. Panicked a bit that they had done the wrong one!! Anyway, I was very comfortable yesterday. Had morphine on tap and just drifted in and out of consciousness most of the day. I thought everything was fine ..... then I was sick :'(  they tried to get me up today but I fainted. I woke with half the hospital staring down at me and tubes and stickers all over me!! That was my low point. Were gonna leave the standing until tomorrow now. Blood pressure is 80/40 which is apparently very low :( 

Anyway, my surgeon said my hip was 'icky' and he wasn't surprised I was in a lot of pain. he said he was really pleased with how the op went and that he thinks I will get on with my new hip just fine. He did posterior approach in the end as apparently I was complicated.

Pretty happy but really need to get this blood pressure up or I will be stuck here for life!!!!

Thanks for all your support

Anna
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 03:44:09 PM »
So so so pleased for you Anna! You have bad a horrific journey to get repaired but you are now on the other side welcome ;)
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 03:54:47 PM »
Hi Anna, good to know things went well yesterday- it's been a long time coming for you!
I had the same sickness and low blood count, also remember flaking out as soon as I stood up like you did.
They wanted to give me a blood transfusion at Birmingham but I really didn't fancy it so I took Iron tablets for 3 months, job done!
It took me 3 days to get to my feet in the end but once I was up things moved fast from that point.
You'll soon be up and about, take it easy and recover well. Well done, it's all progress from here!
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 04:32:16 PM »
First of all, congrats! Finally off the OA whirlpool.

Sorry about the blood pressure, but hopefully that will be resolved soon. I'm glad to learn about new medical terms like "icky".

Now that the OA is done for, the recuperation starts (as you know from being here), you'll be fine, improvement is in your future.

Awesome that you're done though.   ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 05:02:42 PM »
Thanks again everyone!

Hern,  you have never heard of the medical term 'icky'???!

I can do my bed exercises pretty well. The physio said I had strong muscles (must be all that cycling!) So hopefully I will be like you mike and storm the physio and walking as soon as I sort my blood pressure out.

I will update you all soon!

Anna
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 06:55:30 PM »
Well done Anna.

Life improves at your own pace from here.

Be patient and take it easy over the initial few weeks.

My blood pressure dropped rapidly a few hours after the operation and I fainted and threw up and had concerned nurses bringing me back to life too - I was told it was a reaction to the anaesthetic.

As Mike mentioned about iron tablets it's worth discussing the topic with the nurses looking after you as your haemoglobin blood count is probably low and would benefit from assistance.

Good luck as your recovery progresses.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA!!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 07:41:15 PM »
I seem to do really badly with generals. They really knock the crap out of me! So keep your chin up and you'll do great!

I love some of these technical terms surgeons come out with! ;)
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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA!!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2013, 08:50:14 PM »
My blood pressure dropped to 50/30 (LBHR March 11) and pulse raced to 150 while prone a day after surgery and I was given an emergency blood transfusion (Birmingham as well, but Birmingham, Alabama!).  At the two week check up I asked my PA why they didn't transfuse me in the OR and he said it wasn't clinically indicated.  "Whatever..."  It all ended well and in the final analysis it wasn't worth any more focus.  Before you know it you will be marveling at the little triumphs that come when you least expect them, especially after the first 10 days or so. 

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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2013, 02:36:10 PM »
I just hate getting the icky hip. Glad to hear that's been cleared up. Good luck getting on with it.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 01:00:10 PM »
That icky hip has gone now, in the past!!
So, its been all up since the fainting incident. I'm now on day 4 and just waiting to be picked up to do the 3 1/2 hour journey home. Yey. So excited. I am on no medication other than ibuprofen and have no pain. I think they are gonna prescribe me something just incase though. I passed physio with flying colours today, up and down the stairs on my crutches and I'M GOING HOME!!!!!!!
pretty chuffed with my progress. I've been working hard though sat in my bed doing my exercises. Can't wait to carry on with them so I have a goal and something to work on.
My only gripe is my operated leg seems a but longer when I stand up straight but my surgeon thinks it will sort itself out.

Right, best go deal with all those extra hurdles at home.

Again, thanks for all your support.

Heading back to yorkshire, Anna

P.s. look down below my post.... I've changed my stamp. I'm a hippy!!!!!!!
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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA!!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 02:57:41 PM »
Good progress, Anna. Get plenty of rest between all the exercises and you'll be fine.
Maybe the leg length thing is because you were used to compensating for a slightly shorter leg pre op?
Keep up the good work.
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2013, 03:45:02 PM »
Hi Anna! The op leg feeling longer thing is pretty universal with any hip replacement or resurfacing. I had resurfacing and when I stood up for the first that was the first thing I noticed was the sensation the leg was longer.

With THR there is the possibility the your op leg is actually longer (or shorter) but it's not going to matter. You muscles, tendons, and ligaments are going to be doing a lot of recalibrating. Soon the sensation of the longer leg will be gone.

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