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  1. LessPawl

    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    tonray, they had me so heavily drugged in the hospital, I didn't know who i was. They gave me 3 heavy duty opiates in the first 16 hours after arriving into my regular room for recovery. Luckily, my son stayed with me and saw what a number the drugs had done to me. He told them no more. I felt like one of the poor heroin addicts that get shown on those intervention programs. I left the hospital about 36 hours after my early morning surgery. I was afraid if i stayed, the narcotics would kill me, seriously.

    The stuff I'm on now is mild compared to the dope they pumped me up with in the hospital. Also, I'm very careful about spacing out the the doses properly. I've been skipping the narcotic and substituting extra Strength Tylenol every other dose as well. I am hoping to be off the narcotic by Monday or Tuesday. I quit drinking almost 26 years ago, so as you may imagine, the feeling of being "loopy" from the drugs is very unpleasant for me.

    thanks for the best wishes man, i appreciate it.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Yeah...pain is one thing but one of the biggest risks after Hip Replacement is throwing a blood clot that embolizes and travels to the heart or lungs. I am sure they have half a dozen drugs to prevent this too. Follow orders explictly...they know the drill no matter how crazy it seems. Good luck with recovery.
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Would you believe me if i told you, i have no clue. :) In fact, i didn't even know there were different sizes. My doc has been doing THR for 21 years, and he told my wife that mine was in his top 10% of the worst he's ever seen. His normal actual surgical time is about 75 minutes for a normal THR. Mine took him 130 minutes. Lots of osteoarthritis and bone spurs to clean up.
    I'll find out the size when i see him next week.

    Best of luck to you on the knees. It sounds like you've been through a ton of serious pain already. That's a real bummer.
     

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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks again, bro
     
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    Prayers coming your way. Hope you feel better soon. I know at least some of what you are going through.
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    I don't like pain. Feel better real soon!
     
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    Watch out for the other side. It is common for the new healthy hip/leg to put more physical demand on the natural hip. A guy I work with just had his other hip replaced 1 year after the 1st because of this.
    Heal quickly!
     
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    Yes, heard same. Logic says the other side has been compensating for a long time, and wore out excessively.
     
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    I've been amazed at the turnaround of patients that came into the facility for PT so soon after. All elderly. It's an amazing time. My mom is due to have hers done.

    To compare I've had ACL, numerous broken pelvi, broken hip, and the recovery time was twice as long, of course bone takes time to heal rather than replacing. I fear the arthritis is gonna be pretty severe when I get old.

    Yours was degenerative?
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Tim,

    He took a good assortment of X-Rays of the right hip. Right now it's in pretty good shape, but far from perfect. I asked him about this, as I've heard the very same. He said, you may or may not need the right done down the line. Only time will tell. The X-Ray of the right looked way better than the left, even to my untrained eye. I'm hoping like all get out, this was the one and only THR I'll ever need. :)
     
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    Patrick, he described it as extensive osteoarthritis and wear and tear from all the cardio and sports I do/did when younger. My main sport was hockey. I played either left side D or wing. Back in the day, we use to hip check a lot. It always worked fine until you missed your target and slammed into the boards, hip first at full speed. LOL Looking back over our family history, i don't recall any hip issues, save for maybe my dad's mom. Lots of shoulder problems in the family going back a long time. Either way, you know as an athlete, unless you were born with great genes, over time, competing will do damage to the skeletal structure. Hope your mom does well and thanks bro.
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Shred, Steve, and OMB, I appreciate it guys.
     
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    I heard that playing a brand-new guitar speeds recovery. Wishing you a speedy recover!

    Keep moving around - very critical the first few seeks.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That's an undisputable medical fact: The more new gear, the quicker the recovery...
     
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    LOL, thanks, Rob. I appreciate it
     
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    Oh boy!!!!! The great enabler is alive and well. LOL
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's like anything else, if you don't practice regularly, you get rusty and stiff...
     
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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Speaking of rusty and stiff, I wonder if that's what my new implant looks like? I went for the Asian Import to save a few bucks. I can no longer Walk Authentic. LOLOL

    Day #2 sans Narcotic Pain Killers, so far so good. Didn't even pump back any Tylenol yet today. Heavy Duty Ice Packs. To be honest, this SUCKS!!!! LOL
     
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    Hi John!

    Hoping you´re recoverying well, according to medical expectation.

    Keep the good attitude!

    Sabas.
     

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