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New hip's not too bad

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jr/shotglass, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Had surgery Wednesday morning for a total left hip replacement. I was home by 2 p.m. this afternoon.

    I had avascular necrosis, a cutoff of blood to the hip joint. It's what finished Bo Jackson's career.

    Upon waking up in the recovery room, I had stinging pain from the incision site (only about 6"). But I also noticed that the knee pain which had floored me for the past six months was absolutely gone. No metal in the joint. It's entirely plastic and ceramic, and there's a good chance it'll last me the rest of my life.

    I believe after I get through rehab, I'm going to have a dramatic upswing in my quality of health.`
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I hope that it heals quickly and is better than ever.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hip Hip Ho-ray !

    Shottie - that sounds like great news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Keep up us posted on your progress please. Hope it goes smoothly.

    I fear a knee replacement is in my future.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Best to ya!
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Did you have it done by the Amish? I hear that they are crafting beautiful ceramic hips.
  8. Good luck with the new gig at Kansas
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Q: What do I do with my offensive genius when I have no offensive talent?

    That got a big ol' laugh around here.
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    So what you're saying is you are just like Bo Jackson?

    Congrats man, hope you have a smooth recovery!
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    So you'll be able to kick ass with both legs soon?

    Yikes. :D :D
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Toughest thing, and it's going to be very tough, is that I cannot cross my legs. I cross my legs, I run the risk of dislocating the hip.

    Thank god my wife's been around to bark at me when she sees me slipping.

    Just had a rough three hours up in bed, but I moved down to the laptop/TV and popped a percocet. I'm quickly seeing that's where I'll be spending most of my time.
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