Update: My hip surgery will be Monday 7/16 as scheduled. Latest test indicates my bladder infection is under control and poses no problem for my surgery.
So, I am looking forward to the pain relief after the surgery. My hip pain has accelerated so much in the past coupe of weeks that certain ways I move are unbearable and almost brings me to tears. I'm not normally "teary", but let me tell you, the pain is excruciating.
My surgery was/is scheduled for Monday 7/16, but my pre-op tests, blood work, urine work, etc., showed I have a bladder infection. So, it appears my surgery will have to be delayed because of the infection. Figures. I wasn't even aware I had a bladder infection...no symptoms whatsoever, which I understand is quite unusual.
So, I shall try to put on a happy face until the surgery actually takes place.
Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it very much. I really have a big-time limp and the only relief I get is when I sit down. Getting up is quite horrendous tho.
Thank you so much for your thoughts. I am pretty much well prepared for the surgery. Again, I would jump at the chance to have it sooner than the 16th if I got that call, but I'm expecting to have to wait until the 16th.
I'm sure all will go well, but I'm also positive that everyone who has major surgery in their future, is having the same worries that I'm having. It is never easy to prepare yourself for it.
Because I had never had any major surgeries before my knee and hip replacements, I just took it in stride, because I didn't know anyone else who had similar surgeries. So, no comments etc. about what to expect. Now I know, and because I'm 9 years older, that also worries me.
Again, thanks for your comments. I appreciate it very much. I will keep in touch.View Thread
Hip surgery scheduled for July 16. I'm concerned, but isn't everyone who has major surgery scheduled? I just am in so much pain that if the Dr. called me today and said we can do it sooner, I would go ahead with it.
So, I will communicate with my friends here as soon as I can.
I may do what you suggest, however, I have found information about hip injections of Synvisc, or another med used for knee injections, and have found that while it is not done on the same rate as knee injections, it is done occasionally but the procedure requires more than just getting the injection into the knee joint. I probably will not pursue this now with my ortho doctor. I now have hip replacement surgery scheduled for July 16. But I thank you for your suggestion.View Thread
I sincerely hope you can find a doctor to help you with your situation. They are out there, no doubt about it. It's a real shame that we have to go through so much pain and discomfort until we find an MD who can actually help us. I would have thought that an MD who can treat hip bursa would just be an orthopedic Dr. Oh well, we learn something everyday, don't we?
Continue your search. You will find help soon.View Thread
While I don't have the hip bursa problem (at least I don't t hink I do!), I have arthritis in my right hip, had the left hip replaced8-1/2 years ago, and now should have the right one done. The instructions I received before and after my first hip replacement regarding stairs, was....up with the good leg, down with the bad. So in other words, when you're going up the stairs, start with your good leg first. Going down, start with the bad leg first. It makes sense and also makes the stairs easier to handle.
Getting in and out of a car is another thing. Sit sideways (if you are a passenger or driver) use your hands to lift your right leg up and into the car if you are the driver, and then lift your left leg into the car the same way. It's clumsy, but do it slowly. And if you are the passenger, start with sitting sideways and lift your left leg into the car and then lift your right leg in. It's kind of difficult to explain, but try to picture it. These instructions were given to me by my physical therapist.
Let me know how you're doing, ok? If you don't understand what I'm trying to explain, perhaps your doctor or his nurse can actually show you. I hope this helps.View Thread