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shabbis

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Currently in surgery prep...
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:25:56 PM »
...at Swedish Hospital. Dr Pritchett will be resurfacing my left hip in a couple of hours. Wish me luck!

Can't wait to be pain free and running again.
11/25/2014 LBHR Dr Pritchett

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 02:17:13 PM »
Good luck not that you should need it mate your in good hands!
Train hard fight easy
LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
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jss

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 02:27:11 PM »
Shabbis, good luck.  You're going to do great!
Biomet resurfacing with Dr Gross, Jan 2015

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 03:59:44 PM »
Good luck! In a few hours you'll be on your way to a great recovery!
Left HR; Dec. 17, 2014; Dr. Gross and Lee Webb NP;
uncemented Biomet Recap/Magnum; 50mm/56mm.

oldsoccerplayer

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:55:52 PM »
Keep us posted when you're on the other side.
BioMet Left Hip Resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 07/2013

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 06:34:02 PM »
In recovery now. Surgery went well. Feeling great. Spinal is just starting to wear off. Bring on the pain!
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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 09:54:56 PM »
Except for the pain part, Like, Like and Like. Wishing you a restful night, and good luck.
Biomet resurfacing with Dr Gross, Jan 2015

MPH

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 12:54:02 AM »
Hope it went well. Keep us posted of the first few days !!
RBHR 13th Jan 2015 Andrew Shimmin, Melbourne AUS. 52mm head/58mm cup.

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 08:15:48 AM »
It has been 15 hours since surgery. Starting to feel the pain coming on now. Incision area looks great, only a miniscule amount of bleeding. Tried to sit up at the side of the bed this morning, but got really lightheaded and had to lay back down. Blood pressure is pretty low right now.

The PT had me up and walking with a walker about 4 hours post-op. Walking went well, except my left quad and knee were still numb, so my knee gave out twice, felt like the floor dropped out from under my feet. Strangest feeling ever. Also got very dizzy and lightheaded, I assume that was from all the drugs and trama from surgery.

Worried about my next PT session.

I know I can get through this, although it's going to be a slower process than my mind wants it to be. I am in that "what did I do?" stage right now.

Any advice for me at this stage would be greatly appreciated.



But now I am officially a Hippy!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 09:55:10 AM by shabbis »
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Granton

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2014, 01:09:25 PM »
Things get easier from now on!
David
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Lt BHR Oct 2013
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oldsoccerplayer

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 02:52:56 PM »
It's going to be a roller coaster. Be patient, listen to your body, don't stress. It might help to keep a diary and measure your progress, at first that will be day by day, later on you'll see improvements week by week.
BioMet Left Hip Resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 07/2013

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 03:48:17 PM »
2nd PT and OT session at the hospital went great; no nausea this time. I have one PT session left and then I will be discharged. Pain is manageable at this point. The quad, glute and hamstring are all super tight and don't want to move. Brain says "lift" muscles say "no"!

Not sure if it's all psychological, but I swear my new hip feels "smoother" when it moves compared to my original hip. Like a well oiled machine. I had some bone spurs before and it felt kind of "crunchy" when I moved.
11/25/2014 LBHR Dr Pritchett

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 07:18:09 PM »
Glad to hear the surgery went well and you are doing better.  I remember thinking the same thing you mentioned.  My hip moves so freely and feels so smooth. 

Take care and keep icing it.
RBHR, 5/2014, Dr. Brooks, Cleveland Clinic

luann again

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 09:18:19 PM »
Stay in the battle, hip soldier! It is well worth it. Congrats and remember, it will just keep getting awesomer! :)
Dr. Sparling WA Wright C+ 2010 right hip, petite female done at age 45

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 10:38:01 PM »
Is there a secret handshake or "hip bump" now that I am I'm the club?
11/25/2014 LBHR Dr Pritchett

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2014, 04:51:49 PM »
Congratulations on your new hip and keep enjoying the wonderful week by week progress.
No-it's not psychological-I can remember clearly doing lateral leg raises on day 2 and couldn't believe after years of such deterioration and limited ROM when doing these, that now with my new HR my hip just glided!
Keep up the progress
Toby
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hernanu

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2014, 07:07:00 AM »
Is there a secret handshake or "hip bump" now that I am I'm the club?

Yes to both, we'll hold off on the hip bump for now. Congrats and keep it up.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2014, 11:13:14 AM »
Day 4 post-op. Was able to take a few steps without crutches. No pain at all in the hip. Quad is still tight and sore. Incision area is still swollen, but clean and dry. There has been barely any bleeding or fluid leak since the surgery., just a couple small red spots on the bandage. Pretty amazing.

Have started to back off the pain meds, taking about half of what I was taking before. Although I noticed I was much more mobile with more pain meds, which I guess could be a bad thing as I could push myself more. Harder to judge your limits when on too much pain meds.

At this rate though, unless there are an relapses I don't know about, I am on a, what seems like, a very quick recovery path.
11/25/2014 LBHR Dr Pritchett

shabbis

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2014, 03:47:40 PM »
Afternoon of day 4: I can now walk around the house with no crutches, have a slight limp, but not too bad. Taking even less pain meds now. Changed the bandage, incision is dry as a bone, no leakage. Feeling great overall. Only issue I have now is the pain med constipation.

I do worry about fractures, but I am only walking walking and doing my in-bed PT exercises. Nothing close to impact related.

Is this normal? Will there be a relapse in my future? Am I going too fast? Body seems ok with it all so far.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 03:50:56 PM by shabbis »
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Dannywayoflife

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Re: Currently in surgery prep...
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 02:57:21 PM »
Just be very careful mate as a slip or a fall could be bad news at this stage. Some surgeons like you to use sticks for longer than nessicary just to remind you you've had makor surgery.
Train hard fight easy
LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
60mm cup 54mm head
Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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