Hip Replacement

I am scheduled for a hip replacement next month, and would love to hear from anyone with any experience with this operation as to what to expect pre- and post-op – i.e. how it affected your life, pain levels and resolutions of same, etc. – any information at all would be most welcomed.

Most specifically I would like to hear how those who RV have managed within the confines of a motorhome, as well as ingress and egress from the vehicle.

Right now, and for the last seven years, I have been in constant pain, and am totally looking forward to some resolution to this.Ā  I can’t believe that the operation, pre-hab and re-hab can be any more painful that what I have been enduring for so long, but maybe I am in for a nasty surprise.

Any and all stories are gratefully read, so please share what is comfortable for you as far as how this happens in the real world, and not just in the booklets that they give you at the time of scheduling!Ā  ;->

Private correspondence may be sent to my email address:

judieashford@earthlink.net

Thanks to one and all who share their stories with me.Ā  As a person blessed with good health for almost my entire life, this is very frightening for me, so anything you can share will be eagerly read and digested.

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13 Responses to Hip Replacement

  1. My brother in law had replacement hip surgery years ago. He was advised of all of the risks and the post surgery issues to be aware of. His hip was BAD from years of operating heavy equipment. He had morning surgery and we saw him that evening. He looked twenty years younger. The pain that had been etched in his face and grey pallor of his skin was gone. We went to see him a few weeks after he got home. He had walked down to their local coffee shop using crutches. When he got back home, my sister had to send him back for his crutches – again. He felt so good he kept forgetting them places.

    My mother also had hip replacement surgery. A few years later she started having serious pain. When the doctors finally took it seriously and checked they found her hip had twisted and snapped off screws that were holding it together.
    What I would say is, you should feel better. If you feel worse, keep pushing your doctor to check you out.
    Good luck!

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  2. Clanmother says:

    I am so sorry that you have experienced pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time – I know several people who have benefited from this surgery.

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  3. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! šŸ™‚

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  4. I have had two knee replacements but not hip. However, everyone I know that has had their hips replaced wished they had done it sooner and had no complications. They were up and walking in no time. Good luck and I hope it takes away your pain.

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  5. Best wishes with your surgery! šŸ’•

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