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By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:39:53 PM »
As the hours go by, I cant help but be a little nervous.

September 3rd, 2013 at 10am - Life changing moment.

Hope to see you when I get back...

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 07:41:48 PM »
Good luck it's well worth it hope all goes well

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 07:56:21 PM »
Good Luck.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Let us know how you are doing when you can.

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 08:36:19 PM »
Good luck!!!  :)
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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 09:35:04 PM »
Good luck
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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 03:15:04 AM »
All the best!

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 04:06:21 AM »
Good luck, Kevin!
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 04:52:17 AM »
wishing you, the surgeon, and the rest of the medical staff all the best!! let us know how it goes.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 01:01:41 PM »
All the best and keep posting post op
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 06:00:09 PM »
All the very best!!

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 11:08:06 PM »
Surgery went very well. I only have pain on the staple line. More later...

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 01:34:52 AM »
And by this time tomorrow you will have been up, maybe a couple of times and your pain will not be the same, don't worry...they will manage that! Rest and relax. Praying for you! See you on the other side.
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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 01:57:59 AM »
Good luck!!ICE!ICE!ICE!

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 08:19:00 PM »
26 hours post-op. Nerve blocker has been turned off, so I can do PT. Fought through the stiffness and pain to walk 70ft. Tonight after PT I get the nerve block back.

Joint has zero pain. Pain is at incision site and swelling. Joint feels good. Doctor said this will be the worst day. Also said to make sure not to overdo anything so that there is little chance for dislocation.

More later.

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »
Sounds like it's pretty standard. Excellent.
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 08:49:51 PM »
This has been an emotional and physical fight.

The staff at SHARP/CORONADO have been amazing.  They also said that, in their experience, the younger patients have a tougher time in post-op do to the fact they have more muscle density than older patients.

So here is my story...

Post Op Day #1:

Hardest thing I have ever done.  My hip hurts, you cant sleep, and the swelling was bad.  I also went into "A-fib" for 8 hours, which the doctors weren't expecting with a 42 year old patient. So here cam the echocardiogram.  It shows I have BAV. Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Meaning, I have 2 leaflets in the valve instead of 3.  They said I have had it my entire life, and since there was no leaking, etc, I'm fine for now... OUCH

more later... tired

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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2013, 03:35:41 AM »
Hi Kevin, thinking of you. Congrats on new hip! ( sorry about heart valve!) be patient with your recovery. Keep us posted. Lu
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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2013, 01:16:59 PM »
Hi Kevin

Things will get better. The first few days are rough for some people.

Welcome to the Bicuspid Valve club!  :D A-Fib - yea!  I didn't know I had one either until I flew to Belgium ready for my BHR surgery and they told me I had a heart murmur.  I asked if it would be a problem and they said NO. I was lucky to get a heart echogram for only $50 in Belgium and they told me that it would not bother me until I was 85.  I was only 61 then.  UGH - by 5 years later I had to have open surgery for a new tissue aortic valve.  It has been a-fib since then so don't feel bad.  I laid at the Cleveland Clinic for 8 days post heart surgery being in A-Fib.  I was suppose to go home on day 2.

Hopefully, it won't bother you any more, but if it does, you need to go to a heart doctor.  You have a much larger chance of having a stroke when you are in A-Fib.  The heart is churning around like an old washing machine and can throw a clot. 

I am not trying to scare you or worry you, but it is better to be safe than sorry. I take warfrin daily and other heart meds to try to keep my heart in normal rhythm.  Hopefully it won't bother you much more for many years.  It becomes worse as you get older and you are not older yet!

I just thought you would appreciate hearing from someone that has been there and done that with A-Fib   :P

Good Luck and stay in touch when you can.  It will get better.

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2013, 07:32:28 PM »
Post-Op Day #5:

Last night I didn't need as man pain meds to sleep.  My swelling is going down and the staple site doesn't hurt as much.

Re: Bicuspid Aortic Valve.  The cardio docs at the hospital said that there is no leakage and my heart is not enlarged.  Told me that it really shouldn't bother me for another 10-20 years...

Today is a good day.

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Re: By this time tomorrow I will have had my hip resurfaced...
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2013, 12:25:57 AM »
Good news on both fronts then. At least you know the issue and can take action when and if needed.

Good luck and keep going forward on the hip.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

 

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