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5/14/13 8:27 A

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Hi Nadine,
Lovely to hear from you, I know already that the op will be done while I am awake and will take about an hour, I shall be in hospital about three days, I have been waiting twelve months to have this done and it's been a long slog of pain and being unable to walk for more than about fifteen minutes, so I can't wait for the pain to be taken away, I have spoken to several of my friends who have had this done and they praise it up, my friend and neighbour has had both hips done and cannot praise the doctors enough.
I am in England and my name is Thelma, I shall be seventy four this year and love walking, which I hope I shall be able to do again very soon.
I will keep in touch and let you know how things go.
Regards Thelma

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5/13/13 4:57 P

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I will be watching your progress with great interest. I may have a hip replacement coming up and haven't decided if it is what I want to do. Best of luck, you seem to be doing all the right things.

My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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5/13/13 9:55 A

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Thanks Joanne, I certainly will, I go in on the 31st May.

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5/13/13 9:24 A

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WHEN YOU HAVE IT DONE DON'T OVER DO IT OR YOU WILL PAY BIG TIME. DO WHAT YOUR PHYSIO WORKER TELLS YOU TO DO AND NO MORE. GOOD LUCK.

I WILL SUCCEED BECAUSE I KNOW I CAN DO IT AND I AM MOTIVATED.


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5/8/13 8:04 A

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Hi,
I think I may be lucky, all the things you mention are provided by the NHS, so it looks as though things are going to be easier than I thought.
Thanks for your input though both you and fragilewriter, it's really appreciated.
Thelma

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5/8/13 7:55 A

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Oooo, and one of those dollar store pincher things for for grabbing stuff off the floor.

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5/8/13 5:57 A

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Make sure you have little trolly or something similar to transfer cups etc. for a week or two. Hard to do with a walking stick. A toilet seat raiser might be a good idea if you haven't one, too. Also, a chair raiser or orthopedic chair until things settle down.

If you are reliant on YOU for meals, make sure that you have some cooked ones in your freezer to help you through when you may not be up to it.

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5/7/13 7:37 A

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Thanks fragilewriter,
I have had my assessment and been given some exercises to do before I go for the op, I have also started getting my weight under control from today. I'm not very mobile at the moment but I'll get there.
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5/7/13 7:20 A

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Try to lose a little weight, but don't freak yourself out about it.
Talk to a physio about some back/hip/knee isometric exercises you can do a little bit of. Reminding these muscles of what they are supposed to do now, will help your recovery. You'll find that the med staff will get you up and working right after the replacement.
As well, when they have you on pain meds, don't be a hero. Our med staff told us 'not to chase the pain'. Best of luck

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5/7/13 6:51 A

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Hi everyone,
I'm back, I've been neglecting my diet and for a year have been in extreme pain with old Arthur, but now the end is in sight, I am going for a hip replacement in about three weeks.
Any advice or tips about this would be appreciated.
Regards Thelma

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