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Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,

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Posted on November 10, 2020 at 05:46:38
B. Scarpia
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(No big deal, just a routine hip joint replacement)

and watches a lot of You Tube.

One of those things is envy at the members of the You Tube Generation. Musicians aren't performing or being paid but at least they can play for an "audience" on a channel and not just, as I do, annoy the neighbors.

Maybe it's not to late to have my 12 year old granddaughter show me how to produce a channel, round up an online Bass, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano and make music like this ;-}

Tuba Mirum, always one of my audition pieces.








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Good luck with the surgery., posted on November 10, 2020 at 08:13:09
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I'm not sure about the music - well done, just not for me.

 

Good luck! nt, posted on November 10, 2020 at 10:01:07
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nt

 

Hope GM didn't make your new hip. nt, posted on November 10, 2020 at 14:50:42
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nt

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Do the post-op instructions for an audiophile include 'no dance music'?, posted on November 10, 2020 at 16:04:32
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Best wishes for a quick recovery

13DoW

 

RE: Good luck with the surgery and..., posted on November 10, 2020 at 16:04:46
PAR
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... with the recovery and the tiresome physiotherapy.

Here's an audio connection: When the late Alastair Robertson-Aikman of SME needed his hip replaced he specified exactly which materials should be used for the prosthesis!

My turn sooner rather than later :-(.

"We need less, but better" - Dieter Rams

 

No Hip-Hop. (NT), posted on November 10, 2020 at 16:26:13
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RE: I have tips for the afflicted, posted on November 10, 2020 at 16:37:44
B. Scarpia
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If NHS is anything like we in the US of A, they'll likely advocate steroid injections after Nsaids fail and before going to surgery. Screw that! You can't have surgery within 90 days of immune depressing steroids and, at least in my case, the wonderful balm of the injection lasted 45 days for the right hip with another 45 days of hell and just 10 for the current, left hip.

Dante had no idea.

As for physiotherapy, at least around here, it's a bunch of judgmental kids in spandex. I did a lap of the proprty with my walker hourly for two weeks then began, as soon as I could get a leg over (I know, I know) my bike rode the nearby park level trails. At 6 weeks I was back to climbing and bombing the woodland trails.

Finally and most important, insist on the Anterior approach to the joint. Posterior incision patients without exception are still suffering at 6 weeks; I met plenty. The day after my surgery I went home and right up the stairs to have a shower and never looked back. Anterior! There's some concern about a major nerve in the way from the front but my Johns Hopkins/Duke trained surgeon has done hundreds of surgeries no problem.

Get it done and good luck.








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RE: Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,, posted on November 10, 2020 at 17:47:27
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Certainly you will do week in surgery you should return home walking

 

RE: I have tips for the afflicted, posted on November 10, 2020 at 21:48:59
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My own experience with a posterior incision hip replacement is as you described, requiring some four months of rehab to gain enough strength and coordination to leave the cane at home most days. My replacement was after an accident so I had no idea about the anterior procedure alternative. I was under the influence of some very heavy drugs from just after the accident until I left the hospital four days later. Tomorrow will be the three year anniversary of the accident.

Once was enough.

 

RE: Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,, posted on November 11, 2020 at 01:23:25
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I had one of those in 2017. Recovery was quick, used a cane for a week, and took a 1/2 mile walk 3 days after the surgery. Have you checked out the procedure on-line - it's worth taking a look if you're into precision instruments and cool power tools. Everyone is different but I ended up using just a few of the hydrocodone 5s from the bottle they gave me, tried to avoid it as much as possible, and probably used it mostly when the exercise was harder than it should have been. Had both knees done in 2015 (90 days apart) - needed PT and it took several weeks after each to get back to normal. Good luck!

 

*like* :) (nt), posted on November 11, 2020 at 04:23:01
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enn tee

all the best,
mrh

 

Those ops are pretty standard, now. A good friend's family are martial, posted on November 11, 2020 at 06:27:58
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arts competitors and trainers: they've all had multiple ones (one as recently as 3 weeks). All went well enough to have them up and kicking each other in the face again in weeks.

Bon chance!

 

RE: Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,, posted on November 11, 2020 at 07:04:56
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Good luck! Take consolation it is less difficult than the knee.
"loose hips sink ships"

 

meh -- just be missin' a coupla bolts, that's all (nt), posted on November 11, 2020 at 07:44:28
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nt

all the best,
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RE: I have tips for the afflicted, posted on November 11, 2020 at 09:02:30
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B Scarpia, I'm surprised by your negative impression of physical therapy. I did physical therapy after knee surgery and found it to be very efficacious.
I dream of an America where a chicken can cross the road without having it's motives questioned.

 

RE: I have tips for the afflicted, posted on November 11, 2020 at 10:03:39
PAR
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Thanks for the advice. Frankly I am going to put the operation off for as long as I can (permanently?) as currently the hip is only causing me intermittent difficulties. My last two encounters with orthopaedic surgeons have left me sceptical (that is being polite about it).
"We need less, but better" - Dieter Rams

 

I have a buddy that is into Martial arts....., posted on November 11, 2020 at 11:48:09
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and he had hip replacements too.

 

RE: I have tips for the afflicted, posted on November 11, 2020 at 13:22:57
Utley1
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Thank you for education us as you have often done in the past.

 

RE: Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,, posted on November 11, 2020 at 15:23:30
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My advice is to take a little painkillers as possible. I am not talking about getting addicted, it is a much older thing much forgotten.

Pain is the body's way of telling the brain and thus the hormones and whatever else to send help to repair the damage. ANY surgery is a trauma to the body even if you are unconscious, it still feels it even if you are not aware.

I have avoided pain killers most of my life, I won't even take an aspirin.

I was shot in the face by a .38 in 1985. I WALKED into that hospital and told them no pain killers or sedatives. This bullet went through me and is still in the back of my neck. Imagine the pain. But I was out of the hospital in five days. The only pain killer was friends bringing me beer.

I know people get desperate. Ex buddy of mine. He had pneumonia/pleurisy so bad they opened him up and stuck a drain tube in him. he had a morphine-o-mattic and always was a drughead. Maybe not addicted much but he certainly got to liking that shit too much.

Then he decodes he wants some weed and wants me to bring it. now I didn't want to kill him, we were cool then. now I don't want to kill him after all he has done screwing me over I want him to live to be 100, in Depeds, can't eat what he wants, can't walk. He had a heart attack andis diabetic, so far so good.

But he had tubes sticking out his lungs into a collection bag. If he started coughing he could die from ripping up this stuff inside him. Not only did I not want to do that I also gave some thought to the situation. Here he is, they got cameras all over the place even back then and they would know I was there. They would figure out I brought him illegal stuff that killed him. They would have crucified me. Not sure of the law then but if it was a felony, any death is first degree murder in this state.

I think that actually proves he didn't give a shit about me.

Anyway a hip replacement is very invasive, you will probably have pain in parts of your body you never knew existed. Do not fall into the pain killer trap. Only use what you really NEED and you will recover faster.

Also get the brand of the artificial hip they use so if there is a class action lawsuit later you might get a check. :-)

All in all, good luck with this. I mean that.

 

Wishing you the very best for a swift and smooth recovery!, posted on November 11, 2020 at 20:27:03
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One good thing for me for 2020 is a new stereo pair of artificial hips. Both recoveries have been pretty smooth. Be sure to take your time, be diligent about your post-op physical therapy and enjoy the downtime.

 

+1 [nt], posted on November 12, 2020 at 00:36:15
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RE: 24 Hours later..., posted on November 12, 2020 at 05:59:29
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Zero pain, best sleep even with the interruptions, in months. going home this afternoon.

thanks for all the good wishes.

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Rest up. Tennis Saturday?, posted on November 12, 2020 at 07:41:38
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I trust all has gone well.

A good rest is key to recovery.




Your interest may vary but the results are the same (Byrd 2020)

I can't compete with the dead. (Buck W. 2010)

Cowards can't be heroes. (Byrd 2017)

 

RE: Sitting on the figurative dock of the bay, waiting for the surgeons scalpel, one thinks of many things,, posted on November 12, 2020 at 08:34:04
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get a good ice pack or 2. They were a real relief for my wife.
Gsquared

 

And a 10k Sunday!, posted on November 12, 2020 at 15:35:33
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Just take it easy.

 

RE: I came away with a new technology attached to me: Negative Pressure Wound Dressing, posted on November 12, 2020 at 16:18:09
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The bandage has an electronic little box attached that I carry around that is a,

"therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute, chronic, or burn wounds. The therapy involves using a sealed wound dressing attached to a pump to create a negative pressure environment in the wound, which helps to increase blood flow to the area and draw out excess fluid from the wound."

Electric cars? Piffle!



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RE: You need to meet the daughter of a Harley Street surgeon, posted on November 12, 2020 at 16:33:55
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When I did my year at Oxford with faculty and some curriculum from my own college, our resident college was St. Anne's. Everywhere we went we were met with laughter when asked, "what college?". Turned out, as you may know, St. Anne's was regarded, justifiably, as a finishing school for Posh Girls.

Some of us, myself included, got the last laugh as we met and made "close" friends of rich girls. Mine drove a Rolls Royce bodied Mini and had a Harley Street surgeon father who flew to France each week with Brit patients to perform surgeries away from the eyes of NHS and Inland Revenue.

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OMG! The guys in Tweaks ..., posted on November 12, 2020 at 17:44:09
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would love to run some interconnects through that!

 

RE: You need to meet the daughter of a Harley Street surgeon, posted on November 13, 2020 at 07:39:11
PAR
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Nice reminiscence. There's just something about rich girls...oh yes, money!

"We need less, but better" - Dieter Rams

 

The human body isn't designed for roundhouse kicks! nt, posted on November 13, 2020 at 09:06:07
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So, how's the new hip feeling? Connected to the leg bone? nt, posted on November 14, 2020 at 11:34:43
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The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

RE: So, how's the new hip feeling? Connected to the leg bone? nt, posted on November 14, 2020 at 15:23:38
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Doing well, thanks. Nothing but Tylenol since the anesthetic wore off.

They prescribed Oxycodone. Oxycodone is for Pussies.

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Good to hear..., posted on November 15, 2020 at 04:05:11
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I'm an Ibuprofen man, myself.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

RE: So, how's the new hip feeling? Connected to the leg bone? nt, posted on November 15, 2020 at 04:23:33
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I have found Tylenal to be just as effective as opiates for me.



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I'm hip. Nt, posted on November 15, 2020 at 06:47:55
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RE: So, how's the new hip feeling? Connected to the leg bone? nt, posted on November 15, 2020 at 11:48:18
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Truly terrible stuff even if you are not addict. Felt there was a thousand pounds of brick and on my chest the last time I used it. Thought I losing my mind. Glad you are fit and ready.

 

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