Any one here have a hip replacement?

Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi all nepacrossroaders,

I am getting a new right hip on 3/20/13. Like a dope I've avoided it since Jan of 2005. I am now such a mess. The lack of sleep from the pain waking me up so many times every night for a bunch of years has finally made me want to do it. Any encouraging words or stories would be great.

Thanks
Joeski
 
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:10 pm

Hip, knee, heart replacements hurt like hell but are now trivial and you will get your life back and live to regret the delay in getting it done. Never let them touch your back, they haven't sorted that out yet. Keep us posted and LOL.
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:39 pm

Still have OE hips but had both knees replaced, like you now that I look back I should have had it done sooner but now I sometimes forget I had it done. Good luck don't let the pain get ahead of you & keep us posted you'll be good as new soon.
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:11 pm

I'm very close to 2 people who have had one. One of them is on his 4th! :shock: But don't worry - that's because it was done over 20 years ago. Things have progressed medically since then.

The first month kind of sucks (depending on your age - if your younger than 80 you'll bounce back alot quicker), in that your limited to sitting alot, & using a walker and/or a wheelchair. But the pain your experiencing now will be gone pretty quick. You'll probably have a physical therapist stop by ... or you'll get a list of exercises your supposed to do - all depends on your health insurance.

There's plenty of great tools available too, for putting your socks on, picking things up without bending down, etc. that your probably going to get too.

You'll be glad you did it. I'm 100% sure of that. ;) Good luck! :cheers:
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: hman On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:44 pm

Yes, my dad his left hip replaced in 1990,he was 50 years old.He just had to have it replaced again,1 year ago this past month.
He is a retired school bus mechanic,and he was able to get up and down from under the buses and climb up on the bumpers just as good as the next person.He wore it out and that is why he had to have it replaced.They just replace the ball and socket.No pain after words.Just soreness.Wish you the best.You will wonder why in the world you waited so long after it is done.
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:02 pm

Joe, are you having the 'Anterior Method' or do you have to go the 'old style'?

If you are that lucky, then you are in for a smooth recovery. If you can do the 'Anterior', please elect to do so. Mine is almost 4 years old now, and the only mistake I made was WAITING for 5 years to do it!!!!! I thought I'd be crippled up......unable to lift heavy objects, etc, but that is all a bunch of crap. You walk the same day as your surgery (with assistance) and your back pain (transference) is GONE! I was blown away with the fact the pain STOPPED IMMEDIATELY after the surgery. Because no muscles are cut to do the procedure, your recovery requires no physical therapy...you drive after two weeks......and you can even get back on the forum to pass your time. Sure, you will be slowed up....and get a cool 6" scar, but you will be better than new in short order. There are no restrictions, but it is suggested to limit jumping off walls, trucks, skydiving, etc.

The socket can wear slightly over time, but 20 years is damned good for a pain free replacement of a painful life you have now. They don't give you any drugs to go home with...just Aleve or something like it. i know you are suffering the 'tears down the cheeks' pain right now, but soon you will be a new man. I'll bet you will stand straighter, walk more upright, and smile more often, too!

If you are NOT having the 'anterior method' because your hospital doesn't do, PM me and I'll convince you and/or get you another opinion. You will get the 'Arnie' feeling when you get xrayed at the airport...titanium does NOT look like bone mass. You will be surprised to see how many men and women have replacement parts when you next fly......

Good luck....and the sooner you get it done, the sooner you will be pain-free!
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: DonnaK On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 pm

My husband had both replaced a year apart. Although the recovery and pt took some time, he says it's the best thing he ever did. He lived in pain for years and is now pain free and mobile.
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:06 am

Wow thank you everyone for your responses. :)
Joeski
 
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:09 am

SMITTY wrote:I'm very close to 2 people who have had one. One of them is on his 4th! :shock: But don't worry - that's because it was done over 20 years ago. Things have progressed medically since then.

The first month kind of sucks (depending on your age - if your younger than 80 you'll bounce back alot quicker), in that your limited to sitting alot, & using a walker and/or a wheelchair. But the pain your experiencing now will be gone pretty quick. You'll probably have a physical therapist stop by ... or you'll get a list of exercises your supposed to do - all depends on your health insurance.

There's plenty of great tools available too, for putting your socks on, picking things up without bending down, etc. that your probably going to get too.

You'll be glad you did it. I'm 100% sure of that. ;) Good luck! :cheers:

Well I'm 50 so I hope I can bounce back really quick. Thanks
Joeski
 
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:14 am

hman wrote:Yes, my dad his left hip replaced in 1990,he was 50 years old.He just had to have it replaced again,1 year ago this past month.
He is a retired school bus mechanic,and he was able to get up and down from under the buses and climb up on the bumpers just as good as the next person.He wore it out and that is why he had to have it replaced.They just replace the ball and socket.No pain after words.Just soreness.Wish you the best.You will wonder why in the world you waited so long after it is done.

Well that makes your dad about 82 to 83 & I hope I live that long & needing a update should be easier I guess since the ball & socket are replaced. :gee: I never thought about the swapping out of those parts but that makes sense. Thanks for that info.
Joeski
 
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:22 am

whistlenut wrote:Joe, are you having the 'Anterior Method' or do you have to go the 'old style'?I don't know but I'm going to email the doctors office after this next couple of posts I make. I have to do it your way because that sounds way better. :roll:

If you are that lucky, then you are in for a smooth recovery. If you can do the 'Anterior', please elect to do so. Mine is almost 4 years old now, and the only mistake I made was WAITING for 5 years to do it!!!!! Both of us must have been silly or something to wait

I thought I'd be crippled up......unable to lift heavy objects, etc, but that is all a bunch of crap.That is where the sillyness comes in because that is what I was thinking.

You walk the same day as your surgery (with assistance) and your back painWhich really stinks like all hell (transference) is GONE! I was blown away with the fact the pain STOPPED IMMEDIATELYI can't wait because this last year has been a killer after the surgery. Because no muscles are cut to do the procedure, your recovery requires no physical therapy...you drive after two weeks......and you can even get back on the forum to pass your time. Sure, you will be slowed up....and get a cool 6" scar, but you will be better than new in short order. There are no restrictions, but it is suggested to limit jumping off walls, trucks, skydiving, etc.Thats ok for now. :)

The socket can wear slightly over time, but 20 years is damned good for a pain free replacement of a painful life you have now. They don't give you any drugs to go home with...just Aleve or something like it. i know you are suffering the 'tears down the cheeks' pain right nowYes it's like an ice pick stab into my hip way to many times per day & night , but soon you will be a new man. I'll bet you will stand straighter, walk more upright, and smile more often, too!I'm looking forward to it.

If you are NOT having the 'anterior method' because your hospital doesn't do, PM me and I'll convince you and/or get you another opinion. You will get the 'Arnie' feeling when you get xrayed at the airport...titanium does NOT look like bone mass. You will be surprised to see how many men and women have replacement parts when you next fly......

Good luck....and the sooner you get it done, the sooner you will be pain-free!

Thank you for all the information.
Joeski
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:24 am

DonnaK wrote:My husband had both replaced a year apart. Although the recovery and pt took some time, he says it's the best thing he ever did. He lived in pain for years and is now pain free and mobile.

Thanks DonnaK, based on my unpain free like I am now I bet he is way happier. And I almost forget what it's like to be mobile.
Joeski
 
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:08 am

coalnewbie wrote: Never let them touch your back, they haven't sorted that out yet..


My Mother had back surgery more than 20 years ago for a bad disc, never regretted it and it's still good today. As I understand it was the same surgeon that operated on Joe Montana. :)
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:13 am

hman wrote:Yes, my dad his left hip replaced in 1990,he was 50 years old.He just had to have it replaced again,1 year ago this past month..


My Grandmother who is in her nineties now was exploring a knee replacement when she was in her mid to late 80's. The family doctor recommended against it, he said he'd seen too many older people that were otherwise healthy go down hill when they had replacements at those advanced ages.
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Re: Any one here have a hip replacement?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:19 am

Since the epic recalls of some these hips and knees they are now one of the most finely tuned and most over seen surgery's out their these days. If you qualify for this surgery then having it done sooner is BETTER! My physical therapist had her hip replaced at the age of 55 and besides the scar (which nobody will see but your wife) you cant even tell she had a hip replacement! If she runs you can see a slight favoring of one side but lets face it... im sure running in marathons is not your goal here. Recovery im sure like any is going to be hard but I can bet you one thing for sure... while your in the hospital you will sleep like a baby :lol: and for the weeks/months after your home you will probably have med's given to you that will make you feel better, sleep better and be more happy then you are currently (even with the pain/recovery process)!!!
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