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Finally, A Date For My Second Hip Replacement

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today, the surgery coordinator in my orthopedist's office called with a date for my second hip surgery. The date is May 27th. As before, I will stay in the hospital for 4-5 days and go to a rehabilitative hospital for a week or two. Then, I will come home and begin an at home physical therapy program. After about 3-4 weeks of home therapy, I will begin out patient therapy. Out patient therapy usually lasts 5 to 6 weeks. After I finish out patient therapy, I will have a home therapy program which I will do by myself.

I am hoping that my disease will not accelerate between now and May 27th. I have been ever so careful when doing my home therapy program in an effort to strengthen both legs, hips, back and abdominals. If the disease doesn't suddenly accelerate, the recovery for this hip may go more smoothly than the last one. Fingers and toes crossed here. Hopefully, this surgery will eliminate the disease. Perhaps by the end of the summer, I might be ready to return to the water. We will have to see!
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    Wishing you the best along with a speedy recovery!
    1646 days ago
    May 27 is only a month away!!

    One step at a time, one thing after another! But you are a trooper and doing so well!!

    1646 days ago
    I hope all goes well for you!! My DD has surgery tomorrow on her hand after a bad break.
    1646 days ago
    that would be GREAT if you could get back in the water!! i worked hard with my replacement to be able to do that. and good for you for keeping up with the home "work"! makes ALL the difference!!
    1646 days ago
    Sure hope so, Cyndi! End of summer in the pool sounds great!! Take care. Less than a month until the big date. Will see you before -- and after, too. -Marsha
    1646 days ago
    Ran out of room! Good luck, prayers for a speedy recovery!!!!
    1646 days ago
    I had hip replacement surgery May 2015. I was in a lot of pain before the surgery. I am now almost able to do things I used to do! Surgery caused some nerve damage so it has been a long year. I gained around 25 pounds, so I now trying to lose the 25!
    1646 days ago
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