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Miguelito

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Time for the other hip.
« on: March 04, 2014, 03:38:24 AM »
Hello from the Columbia Courtyard Marriott! Meant to post from home before i flew down here but wouldn't work. Getting other hip done on Wednesday, just short of two years after 'ole righty. Nervous, not gonna lie.

Thought i would post to this here and there during the long weeks of recovery.

Mike
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

Granton

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 08:09:07 AM »
All the very best for your second surgery.

It would be very odd if you were not nervous. Look forward to a pain-free future!

Look forward to hearing about your progress soon.

David
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Lt BHR Oct 2013
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Jason0411

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 09:26:47 AM »
Good luck.
RBHR Mr McMinn 6th December 2011.
Tripped and crushed head under cap 31st January 2012.
Self repairing.

China Lady

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 11:54:01 AM »
soon you will join our bilateral club. welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
..... I will find out

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 06:44:11 PM »
Good luck, Mike!  Anxious to hear how this one compares to the last time. 
--Lorie
RHR Biomet Tri-Spike Magnum 50/44  Dr Gross  1/22/14

hernanu

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 08:50:37 PM »
Best of luck, Mike - I can tell you that it's a great relief to have the second done if it needs it.

You're in good hands, and as you know - although the rehab is challenging, the rewards are doubly great.

Keep us posted when you can.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Debcoco

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 12:53:05 AM »
Good Luck!! Keep us posted when you can.

deb
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Beth

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 01:02:34 AM »
Mike,
Best of luck.
I am only 2 weeks post op with hip #1 and now thinking about how hip #2 will compare to hip #1.
Thinking I might try and put off surgery now!
Keep us updated.
Beth
2/17/2014 RBHR Dr Brooks Cleveland Clinic
52mm cup  46mm head
LBHR planned for 6/19/2015: CANCELLED

Juno

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 01:22:50 AM »
Wishing you the best of luck! The second time was easier for me ---knowing what to expect helped. You will do great. Keep us posted!!
Right resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 7/11/13
Left resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 12/11/13

Miguelito

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 04:51:56 AM »
Thank you all very much for the well wishes! Surgery in the morning. A little reluctant to go to bed; trying to delay this thing, at least in my mind. Knowing you all know what i will be going through is definitely comforting to me. Have a good night all, and good luck to those who have been struggling with complications.

Mike
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

whyme

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 10:01:46 PM »
I hope it went well and you are feeling ok...
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Miguelito

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 11:10:01 PM »
Out of surgery, in room. All well. Still in that post sugery lucid phase.

Mike
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

whyme

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 11:32:39 PM »
Happy days! Enjoy the legal drugs while they last  :)
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Miguelito

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 03:04:02 AM »
Pain started a little after 8; surgery was maybe 1. Got first short acting nucynta at 8. Forgot that i could have 2,  and they only gave me 1. Half hour lated i asksd for the other one. This is what staying ahead
of the pain means.

Mike
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 07:27:41 AM »
Mike, good luck with your recovery on hip number two. Hopefully the experience from #1 will make things easier, you know the drill anyway. Have a speedy recovery.
Curt
LBHR Dr. Anseth July 20 2012
RBHR Dr. Scott Anseth July 24 2014

oldsoccerplayer

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2014, 12:57:11 PM »
They brought me ice cream at 3am when I asked for it. Might not help with the pain but it improves your mood. Good luck, you should be on your way home in a day or two.
BioMet Left Hip Resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 07/2013

hernanu

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2014, 02:52:53 PM »
Nice that you're doing well. Good job in staying ahead of the pain.

Congrats on joining the bi club!
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Miguelito

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 02:09:24 AM »
Overdid it today, walking etc, even though did not go far. Incision is all swollen, but that would have happened anyway. Of course i went five or six hours without ice as the hospitals ice making machine must have been broken. Not super excited withe level of attention i haven't been getting. In a lot of pain whenever i move. Can only drag my left foot around when on crutches.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 08:52:29 AM by Miguelito »
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

China Lady

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 07:44:04 AM »
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Can only drag my left foot around when on crutches.
yes, that's normal but, maybe, you forgot over the years. 9 weeks post surgery I am still on 2 crutches, but I put less weight on them. very short distances I walk unaided when doing kitchen work. sometimes I try my new hiking sticks but until now I don't feel comfortable with them.
take it slow and increase your pain killers. icing I have done with pads which are kept in the deep freezer. much more convenient.
..... I will find out

Juno

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Re: Time for the other hip.
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 12:29:35 PM »
Mike --- rest up, take the meds and just get yourself home. As a RN I can say that while I received good care at Providence, it was spotty at times (maybe because they knew I was a RN they took more care to accomplish all tasks with me). That said, as long as you're vital signs are stable, get yourself out of there and home to really begin your recovery.

I found, even after only having my surgeries 5 months apart, you do forget how hard it was those first few weeks. (I akin it to -  as a woman -- pregnancy and labor/delivery) -- you forget enough about how awful the pain really was and you do it again! That leg was a dead log for at least a week. Tough to get in and out of bed, sit on the toilet and just move at times.

Once you get home you can control the icing schedule, the pain meds, the exercise/walking.

Feel better soon!
Juno
Right resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 7/11/13
Left resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 12/11/13

 

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