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Old 12-22-2012, 05:59 PM   #21
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I so much appreciate the kind and caring and helpful responses. They make me feel supported.

I am not in any significant pain, but I do often use my cane. At first it was a bit of an ego hit, but I take no notice of it any longer. Today I went downtown to mess around and do some minor shopping- mostly for fish. I walked about 4 miles on pavement using my cane, and I feel fine now. I wouldn't even take an aspirin for it.

@Lsbcal who asked about walking surfaces. Big difference from pavement to grass. My Doc wanted me to do a cardiac stress test. I said I didn't think I could, as I can't run to any extent. We started out and I felt fine, and finally he said it was at max elevation and he needed to give me some speed to complete the test. So I ran, with no difficulty. So surfaces do matter. I am getting pretty good at running using my cane, like to catch a bus.

I am glad those of you who have had a replacement, or who have a family member with one have mostly done very well.

I got enough reinforcement for the way I was leaning that I will definitely make no plans for surgery anytime soon.

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Back from hospital. already feeling much better in thehip.
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Back from hospital. already feeling much better in thehip.

I am not supposed to sit much, but I got home today, and have already walked enough to know that this feels much, much better than before.

I'll give a report when I am less tired.

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Hip Replacement

So glad to hear it went well! May the rest of 2014 be the best year ever for you! Someone as active as you have been must have been tortured in more ways than one over the past year or two.
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Glad to hear all went well. Here's hoping you'll no longer be have that old PITA!
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Hope it continues to improve and you make it back to 100%.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #27
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In your neighborhood there is Virginia Mason, Swedish and Group Health for volume work. Frankly I wouldn't choose U-Dub, but that is just me. DH had both knees replaced about 10 years ago by surgeons associated with Virginia Mason and they have worked beautifully (he is now 75). I agree with others that you ought to find a surgeon who has done a lot of the work you need done and who will use hardware that has been tried and true for 5+ years. Leading edge, forget about it! Be prepared to make a physical therapist your next best friend. It is WORK to recover but well worth it. If you want the name of his VM orthopedic surgeon PM me.
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Ha- Best wishes for continued improvement. Hopefully your recovery will continue to the point where a hip replacement will not be needed. I know a guy that recently had a replacement and a speedy recovery, but he's not happy that his bowling average has gone down.
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I am not supposed to sit much, but I got home today, and have already walked enough to know that this feels much, much better than before.

I'll give a report when I am less tired.

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Best wishes Ha. Let us know as the days go by how you are doing.
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So glad everything went well . Now take your time healing . There are good books to be read .
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Yes.....take good care of yourself, and when you're ready, put on your dancing shoes.....

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It takes a while but I've seen excellent results for others. Best of luck to you on the recovery.
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Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery! I hope you are back to your normal routine soon and enjoying dancing again.
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I am not supposed to sit much, but I got home today, and have already walked enough to know that this feels much, much better than before.

I'll give a report when I am less tired.

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I was wondering why you weren't getting involved in the latest dividend investing thread: Can we do this dividend stock thing one more time?

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Haha - Maybe I'm just clueless here. But, it is not entirely clear to me if you had your hip replaced or if you are having some sort of new therapy? Assuming you had your hip replaced, I certainly hope all goes well with your recovery. If that isn't what happened, sorry that I'm being clueless.
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I am not supposed to sit much, but I got home today, and have already walked enough to know that this feels much, much better than before.

I'll give a report when I am less tired.

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I hope it went as well as mine seeing we had the same procedure done. Drop me a PM when you feel up to it.

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