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Get hip replaced Tuesday morning #2690844
08/24/19 08:39 AM
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Getting it done the old way.... posterior method
Been freaking out about a foot long hole being put in me
But have put this off forever


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Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690848
08/24/19 08:55 AM
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Have not had it done..........yet.

Know about six guys that have had it done. A couple of guys on their second round of replacements. The typical comment from them: "It's great, should have done it sooner."

Good luck.

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690849
08/24/19 09:01 AM
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Good luck! up

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690852
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Good luck Don! We are pullin for ya! wave

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: tboomer] #2690857
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Thanks guys. Putting car away today. Thats it for this season


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3285 race weight
Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690865
08/24/19 09:45 AM
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The recovery time sux but but when you're done you'll be better able to kick your azz for not doing it sooner.

Kevin

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690890
08/24/19 11:13 AM
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I’ve never known anyone who regretted getting it done. Saw a friend the other day whose wife is finally going to get it done after four years of therapy and trying to satisfy the insurance company. I would think having less pain and being more mobile has to be great motivation. God bless!


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Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690891
08/24/19 11:14 AM
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If i can give some advice be very careful about the pain medication you are given after surgery. It can constipate you like you have never been before. I would ask your doctor about that issue and maybe start on some laxatives or stool softeners right before the operation. I wish my doctors had told me to do that as it was ugly a few days after the surgery at least in my case.

Good luck and wish you a speedy recover!!

Stu

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690894
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Best of luck to you. Surgery is never fun but hope you have a great outcome.


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Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690906
08/24/19 12:26 PM
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Had mine done a few years ago. Walked on it the same day. Woke up with less pain than before surgery. Was able to walk a mile in a couple of weeks. The funny thing you'll find out is it takes time to rebuild the nerves and muscles to stand on 1 leg. They're small and don't get that much exercise everyday. I had mine done in the winter and didn't notice for a few weeks until I went to Texas and was putting on a pair of shorts and no matter how hard I tired my body wouldn't let me raise my good leg and put all the weight on the new hip to put on a pair of shorts. Lol

Good luck.

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: second 70] #2690919
08/24/19 01:18 PM
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Had the left one done about 15 years ago, the recovery time sucked but they have made major advances in that area. Good luck and don't sweat it beer

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: TJP] #2690920
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Good Luck!

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2690921
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Good luck with your surgery Don, hoping for a speedy recovery.

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: justinp61] #2690945
08/24/19 03:02 PM
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Good luck Don. I hope all goes well and we will keep you in our Prayers. Infections seem to be the biggest worries now.


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Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: pittsburghracer] #2690956
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Best of luck with it. up Brother had his done and said he regretted waiting so long. I know I put off having my knees done until I could barely walk and could not believe how much better I felt and could get around again. wink
Do ask your Dr. about painkiller-related constipation. He/she should give you a prescription to help it (gave my wife Colace). AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. My wife just had her 2nd knee replacement and we wound up back in the ER as she refused to drink enough water. Your Dr. will probably recommend a lot of fiber also.



Tim

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: TJP] #2690973
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I know 3 or 4 others who have had this done and every one says they should have done it sooner. Wishing you the best. up

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2691021
08/24/19 08:11 PM
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Wishing you all the best. Like others have already said, I know folks that said they wished they would not have waited so long before getting it done! A few weeks of agony & it will be worth it.


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Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2691140
08/25/19 10:09 AM
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all the best to ya ! up you will do fine. just think of it as a pain in the azz auto repair. [little pun there biggrin]
just like the repair, you will be glad when it's done.
we're pullin' for ya !
beer

Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: moparx] #2691163
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Thanks again everybody, Tuesday morning is getting closer......


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3285 race weight
Re: Get hip replaced Tuesday morning [Re: B3422W5] #2691235
08/25/19 02:07 PM
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STOP! Why the posterior method? Is there something (other than your Dr has always done posterior method) preventing the anterior method? https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hea.../total-hip-replacement-anterior-approach
https://www.texashealthspineortho.org/blog/anterior-vs-posterior-hip-replacement-which-way-to-go/


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