Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

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Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Hammersfaniow on Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 pm

Had my pre-op assessment today after being on the waiting list for about 18 months, therefore expecting to have my hip replaced in the next 6-8 weeks or so. Heard various stories of recovery time, I drive a fair bit so it’s sure to affect that but I’m hoping that as I’m only 40 the recovery should be quicker than that of people much older. Normally they don’t do it to people of my age unless it’s absolutely necessary but consultant assured me that new methods etc have prolonged hip replacements by quite a bit more than the usual 10-15 years before they need more attention.

Truth be told I’m bricking it a bit, anyone else had this sort of thing done ?
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Phil S on Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:58 pm

me
best thing ever
Take the pain relief even if not in much pain
Op was on the Wednesday morning and I was home Friday afternoon
was on one crutch in 4 days and just one stick around the house within 2 weeks
7 weeks off work
can drive in 5 to 6 weeks
just make sure you exercise it as they ask
2 years on and expecting I'll need to have the other side done within 5 years and I'd not be worried in the slightest.
I stayed awake during the op I had the spinal block

good luck
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby thamesmeadhammer on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:05 pm

Had my done 10 weeks ago
I had osteoarthritis and was a case of the bones fusing.

I would add the following -
move, your leg will be sore but keep moving honest it's painful but movement is key

get out of bed and have a wee BUT get those wee bottles - I needed to use more then once

Rest when you can, you grow tired easily but once you fill up to it, start moving again

use all the help they can give you - toilet and chair risers, strap to pull your leg into bed etc...
do the physio - its tedious but I'm now on hydrophysio and the benefits are wonderful

take your time getting anywhere - don't rush
I drove about 8 weeks after, depends what leg and if your car is manual or auto

Boredom - buy PS or Xbox games - watch boxsets learn something new because you'll be bored!!

get people to pop in as well

Good luck & speedy recovery!
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby the pink palermo on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:30 pm

Your timing is slightly out .

This is a world cup year , speak to your consultant and try and have the op 2nd week of June .
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 pm

It’s always the right time to play this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HypOHRuVi8E
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Hammersfaniow on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:58 pm

Thank you for the advice chaps, certainly given me a bit of an insight into things and what to expect. I suppose each individual takes their own time to heal, fingers crossed it won’t be too long as we’re also trying for a baby at the moment so I need to be back up and banging asap :thup:
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby FreeWheeling on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:09 pm

See if you can get the bit they take out,
your dog will love it :thup:
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby mushy on Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:04 am

What the f**k have you done to need a new hip at 40?
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby pablo jaye on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:11 am

A good mate of mine had a hip-op at 45 and I was stunned to see pics of him appear on FB, out walking within a couple of weeks. He has said the most important part is the recouperation and the need to get up and out doing all the exercises etc that you are told to do. 6 months later we were coming back from London a bit pissed and bumped into the ex athlete Iwan Thomas on the train and ended up doing roly polys down the gangways on the train.
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:41 pm

mushy wrote:What the f**k have you done to need a new hip at 40?


Chap I know, has been medically retired from the British Army, now needs a rip replacement, he is 20 years old
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Tenbury on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Good mate of mine( and top class amateur rugby union coach) had both his done in his 40s.They've both worn out and are being replaced, 20years on. He does run 300 odd sheep on a hillfarm though.
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:42 pm

[quote="Phil S"]me
best thing ever
Take the pain relief even if not in much pain
Op was on the Wednesday morning and I was home Friday afternoon
was on one crutch in 4 days and just one stick around the house within 2 weeks
7 weeks off work
can drive in 5 to 6 weeks
just make sure you exercise it as they ask
2 years on and expecting I'll need to have the other side done within 5 years and I'd not be worried in the slightest.
I stayed awake during the op I had the spinal block

good luck[/quote


stayed awake wtf :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Phil S on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 pm

completely numb from waist down and they put a screen around so you can't see

so relaxed I dropped off anyway, I really think it's a great way to have an op of that type
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Korea Hammer on Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:36 am

I had a 'Birmingham Hip' (technically a resurfacing rather than a replacement) 10 years ago - I was only in my late 30s - and it put an end to about twenty years of increasingly intrusive pain. That particular procedure (the metal on metal implant) has had some bad press but just speaking personally it was life changing. The advice about doing the exercise is really important. The op itself was fine, and I was back up and about properly in 5 or 6 weeks. I don't drive so that wasn't a factor for me.
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:09 pm

The lady who lives on the croft below us had two hips done in her 30s possibly her 20s and she just had them done again two years ago - I'm not saying you'll need yours done again , mate but the younger you get them done the more likely it is you'll need them done again , my Mrs was awake when she had her knee replaced [ I lent her my MP3 player - all heart me ] and while she's glad she had it done it still gives her pain .

Get walking with crutches as soon as you can , you'll be surprised how many people have these ops .
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Samba on Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 am

Some of us are having our kneecaps done on Saturday.
Allegedly.
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Hammersfaniow on Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:00 pm

So, I’ve found out I’m going in next Tuesday afternoon, hopefully will be out by the weekend. Sod’s law that there’s only four games on when I’ve got a decent excuse to sit on my backside all weekend.
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Phil S on Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Hammersfaniow wrote:So, I’ve found out I’m going in next Tuesday afternoon, hopefully will be out by the weekend. Sod’s law that there’s only four games on when I’ve got a decent excuse to sit on my backside all weekend.


best of luck mate

honestly in the 2 years since I had mine done it's been great...pain free
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Hammersfaniow on Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:16 am

So, I get a phone call Monday afternoon to tell me my op scheduled for the next day has been cancelled Headbanger

On the plus side it’s been rescheduled for next Wednesday, fingers crossed that goes ahead
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Re: Hip Hip (replacement) Hooray

Postby Slacking student on Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:50 am

Hammersfaniow wrote:So, I get a phone call Monday afternoon to tell me my op scheduled for the next day has been cancelled Headbanger

On the plus side it’s been rescheduled for next Wednesday, fingers crossed that goes ahead


As Pinky said delay it till about June time, thank him for the idea :scarfer:
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