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6/10/16 10:42 A

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How do I show I walk 15 minutes a day, for this this team. I actually do more than that?

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5/16/16 4:40 P

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Glad to hear (read) it's going so well! Keep up the hard work, you'll feel better and better.
All my good thoughts are with you.

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5/15/16 9:47 P

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Sorry I took so long to get back here. Everything went great with my surgery - better than expected. I developed a skin infection after surgery and had to go back to the hospital. This was followed by a week stay in a nursing home for rehab and then home. I still have PT to strengthen my left hip and leg. I see the surgeon in two more weeks and hope to have all restrictions lifted. Things are gradually getting back to normal. Thank you for all your help and advice and encouragement. It was much appreciated. emoticon

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4/15/16 9:26 A

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I hope your surgery went well and you're busy recuperating! Keep us posted on your progress, you will do it!

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4/9/16 7:19 A

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Glad to hear the pre-op went well.

Follow through is what you're doing now and will be doing for the next few months. You'll be following through with your doctors instructions. You'll be following through with your physical therapist and his/her instructions and doing what you can when you can. You'll be following through with your Spark journey and watching diet and exercise. The follow through, I've found, is the tough part of sticking to anything. The best of intentions only works with the "follow through".
Stay strong and keep us posted on the progress.

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4/8/16 11:56 P

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Thank you again. Countdown - 5 more days until hip surgery. Can't wait to get it over with. Passed pre-op exam today. All is go.What is "Follow through?"

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4/6/16 4:08 P

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The explanation of my "mantra". I've found that, in general, if I'm properly prepared, fully aware and have done my "homework", then luck, such as it is, plays an insignificant factor. When I was getting ready for my hip operations 16 years ago, I had the luxury of time (almost 6 months) to research the best hospital, the best doctor (one who had already done thousands of hip replacements), the best local physical therapist, in short, I was able to line everything up so that barring anything unforeseen, I could expect the best outcome.
Luck, I've come to realize, is really when the unexpected happens. Sometimes it helps and sometimes, not so much. That's what I believe we call "luck".
I have been in sales for the past 30 years (following an earlier career in accounting). Whenever I would go out on a sales call, invariably someone in my office would say, "Good Luck". I would always replay, "Luck has nothing to do with it". If I'm prepared, know my product, and understand how that can help the client, then I've done all I can and luck is really not something I choose to entertain.
Belief on the other hand is entirely different. You have to believe in yourself first, your family and if you so choose a higher power (and you can reorder these however you choose to).
So, as this is explanation is much longer than I anticipated, I am confident that you are prepared for the surgery, you've done everything you can to be in the best shape and frame of mind you can be, you've selected a good doctor and hospital and you WILL be successful. And if it helps, good luck!

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4/6/16 3:44 P

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I saw the surgeon and will have hip surgery on 4-13-16, The more invasive kind. Now I just have to remain healthy until then (eat right, do the exercise allowed, push the protein and iron).

Please Explain: "Luck has nothing to do with it. Proper planning and follow through always work!"

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4/3/16 4:52 P

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DOOCAT - Thank you for your reply. My goals now are to stay healthy and do everything I can to prevent another hip dislocation until surgery (May). I still exercise with barbells and walk a lot.. After surgery I will gradually build up my fitness-exercise routine with the help of PT. emoticon

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4/2/16 9:39 P

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First, welcome to the group. As far as I'm aware, I may be the only member who's had revision surgery, which was 13 weeks ago.
Initial THR was 16 years ago, both hips, same operation. I wore out the right liner and started to squeak. Metal on metal rubbing when I walked, no pain, but my right leg was 1.5" shorter. After the revision, all is back to normal with a 6 week recovery time.

6 years seems like a short amount of time for your hip to fail. I know you may have confidence in your surgeon, but have you thought about getting a second opinion? Not all surgeons do the revision surgery so you may need to consult another surgeon anyway.
As far as what to expect, they went in the same incision site as the first time, I was in the hospital for two days, and came home with a cane. Pretty much the same PT as the first time for me. They didn't need to do anything with the rod in my femur, so much less traumatic.
Good luck and keep us posted!


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4/2/16 8:24 P

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I am 74 years old. I had my left hip replaced 6 years ago. Now the shell lining of the replacement has worn out and the ball keeps slipping out of the socket and I end up in the Emergency Room. To keep that from happening I wear a brace to immobilize my left leg. I have an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon (who put in my hip replacement) on
4-19-16 to discuss surgery. For now, my life is on hold. Has anyone here had a hip replacement wear out? Can you tell me what to expect? Thank you. emoticon emoticon

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