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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:20 pm

Today, while at my surgeon's office for my annual replacement hip check up I mentioned increasing pain in my left hip, which last year was in perfect condition, except for the arthritis.
They took an x ray of my pelvic, which included part of the left hip.
Sure enough. Almost all of the cardilege ,or, however that's spelled, is nearly gone, and, hip bone is already off to one side. The hip is failing..... Dang! I can't even add an emoticon. Sad There. I found them.
He asked, and, I agreed to a pinful cordisone shot. It hurt, but, for the moment, it has cut the pain.
I have to go back for more x rays on Dec. 29th.
He said when the pain is bad enough, that's when we set up surgery.
Dr. Albert will be my repeat surgeon, and, will do the same quality work as before.
I trust him. I'm just scared to death of the surgery coming up eventually. It could be as soon as two months. Don't know, yet. But, he even said that I was even a good patient today through the painful shot.
Not looking forward to the surgery. Will have it done at St. Anthonny's, again, but, don't know where the therapy will take place, yet.
Well, please keep me in your prayers......
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:25 pm

Well at least you already have one done to take up the slack while the new one gets up to speed. My sister has those shots and I believe it when you say it hurts. It goes away, though.
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Post by kb4yrc on Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:06 am

Keep it up, and we'll soon have an all new Bill ! ..... Gregg

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Post by ve1arn on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54 pm

Good luck Bill. Hope it all works out for you!
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Post by jerryhawthorne on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:38 pm

When we get back to AZ I need to make a Dr's appointment. My knees just hurt! I think I have the big "A" and at my age I really don't wish to go to replacement program. Give me a shot and a couple of years!
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:49 pm

Hope that works out. It doesn't have to be replacement all the time.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:51 pm

I have no choice. The hip is shot.
It will HAVE to be replaced. My big worry right now is where do I get the therapy??

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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:54 pm

Good luck on your legs. Thanks for the well wishes, guys.

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:56 pm

You can't use the therapists that came with your other hip?
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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:04 pm

No. The hospital closed the extensive nursing unit last January. It isn't scheduled to re open for at least two years.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:07 pm

I will say this. They will only allow me three days stay there, but, during that time, promised I'd have Jed all that time for therapy.
After that I MUST be transferred to a nursing home unit for therapy.

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:16 pm

Bill, if you are a Vet, the VA hospitals are great. My brother used them for years with a lot worse problems. Just an idea.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:17 pm

Well' if anything they will see to it you get well in the shortest amount of time. my sister went into one following knee replacement and except for no smokin' she found it to be a nice place to get back on track.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:18 pm

Looks like you have a good topic of discussion with your doctor or their helpers. There ought to be some alternate locations around. Also, does your area have a transit authority? Because the one I work for has a paratransit operation that provides on call service for folks with special needs and medical conditions at subsidized rates. That might give you a bit more flexibility in getting where you need to go.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:29 pm

They're not very good in that transportation department.
My doctor made it clear to me yesterday that if pain gets bad, call him.
Tonight, hip is sore. I'm worried.

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:56 pm

You know how worry feeds pain. Take it easy and try not to dwell too much on it.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:06 am

I wish you well, Bill. I will keep a good thought. You will be in my prayers.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:05 pm

Well, the hip pain has returned. I guess I'll take an Oxycodone pill tonight. I have half a bottle left from February.

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Post by willy3486 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:10 pm

Take care of yourself there in FL Bill. Hopefully the pain will ease and you won't have to go in for a while.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:31 am

Ah.... Shaved, showered, took morning meds., and, dressed. I have pool therapy today................
Dog's fed, and, pottied, also...
I feel almost human..........

Going to rest awhile before Matt comes today....

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:15 am

What a difference a day makes.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:51 am

The pain hasn't stopped. I just felt more human after showering........
I'm hoping to get it over with in January. Maybe even shortly after Christmas. Don't know. I know surgeon is usually very busy.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:25 am

Well, was thinking about surgery all last week. Decided to bite the bullet, and, attempt to have it done after Christmas, if he will.
I called the office this morning. I have an appointment with him next Wed. to sign surgery papers with him. Right now, they said he has room on his schedule after Christmas. I don't want to go into failure mode. I'm not far from that now.
The pain once it fails is too horrible for words.

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Post by 75X11 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:09 pm

You just can't live right with too much pain. You are right to get it done while you have better health.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:00 pm

Pain medication is not good for you. You should do whatever is necessary so you don't have to take pain meds for any length of time. Good luck, Bill.

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