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Monkeytrucker

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AZgl1800

Gary,

 

glad to hear that you are doing well with that new hip.

 

be sure and don't over stress it, just is not worth the few minutes you save doing something.

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Monkeytrucker

Popped it out yesterday evening and right back in.  Was sitting on toilet when I made slight turn.  OUCH! OUCH!  Visiting nurse is coming this morning to access the situation. As for pain medications. Ones that work well are not body friendly and the others simply do not work.

 

Do this as an edit.  PT was just here and said "You did something to it."  Love that highly qualified comment.  BTW, she found out today that Estella and I try to do Illinois Patriot Guard missions.  The PT gal's father was one of the 3 within 40 miles in one week we could not answer the call due to the hip surgery.  Her dad was WWII/Korea area and they requested a full military funeral.  IPG showed up but the local AL or VFW did not.  Guess it was a bad day for customers at the bar who could lift a rifle.

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m2102

Wow Gary you sure are having more than your fare share of difficulties. And to think your P.T went to a few years of school to learn all the technical terms, you did something to it. Do you suppose.

Terri and I would like to participate in some P.G. rides.. We've done a couple escort rides.

Hope everything gets straightened out soon.

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Monkeytrucker

The incision site is swollen up like someone is trying to hide an extra ham in there.

 

Slept last night in two sessions. Took a norco 10 and 5 Tylenol then 3 hours later repeated.

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m2102

Man O man Gary you are having a time of it. If you haven't called your Dr yet get calling. Swelling like that doesn't sound right. Don't wait for Dr go to an emergency room. It sounds infected and can cause more problems.

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AZgl1800

Gary,

i also think you should get to the ER and have that incision looked at by the Doctors.

 

you cannot risk an infection getting out of control.

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Monkeytrucker

VN and Dr. Estella says it looks free of infection. Have kept it on ice bags most of today but it still is a pain.  Did catch my BP way down to 51 for a bit today.  But it was doing that in the hospital and even got down around 40.  

 

I think I am just getting worn out.  I sit and look out at the 1800 sitting in the hangar and wonder about riding anymore.  Estella says we are so it is not up for sale quite yet.  Well kept 2010 bike that we bought new in mid/late 2012.  Lots of options.  Will have to get it detailed first as we do live on a gravel road which kind of stops one from doing much more than a wash down.  Would be dirty before hitting the hard road.  Even if the bike goes the camper is going to stay unless I go before either of them.  The camper fits behind the Fiat perfectly.  Might even fit behind my walker.

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m2102

You just kerp thst nike in the picture. It will be your main therapy go to once you gey beyyet mobility in your hip. It will come, been there

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Monkeytrucker

On the way to see the MD in a bit.  Both the Visiting Nurse and therapist got real concerned.  The VN was ready to call for transportation to the hospital this morning and the physical therapist says I have lost a bit of movement range.   Still no outside appearances of infection but there sure is a 10" long foot ball shaped swelling down the incision.  Feels like the times as a kid when you packed your pants pocket full of sand and tried to walk.

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Monkeytrucker

CONGRATULATIONS  said the Doctor :Party: 

You are the parent of a 10 pound 12 oz. bouncing big baby hematoma.  But do not worry, it will go away by the time it is college age.  

 

What does that do to the fact that it hurts like heck, makes movement in that joint hard to do and puts pressure on the muscle while trying to use that muscle.  Not one darn thing. For the pain he just slapped a couple sheets of drug prescriptions in my hand.  He did put the kibosh on riding the bike in a month.

 

On the lighter side, my surplus hip ball brought many laughs.  At the check out counter there was a guy who had had his new hip for about a month.  I told him that my check bounced so after 2 weeks they repossessed mine but I am sneaking out with it. He and his wife busted up.  She had had both hips replaced.  

 

Now I just have to come up with a name for my hemotoma....

:confused-face-smiley-emoticon: 

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m2102

That i good news Gary. If Dr says all will be good then it must be so. One hiccup aint bad. At least he didn't say no bike period

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Galaxyhunter

CONGRATULATIONS  said the Doctor :Party: ------------

Now I just have to come up with a name for my hemotoma....

:confused-face-smiley-emoticon: 

 

 

1st question is, Is it  a "He" or a "She"   :puzzled-smiley-emoticon:

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Monkeytrucker

1st question is, Is it  a "He" or a "She"   :puzzled-smiley-emoticon:

It is a modern up todate one.  It is "fluid gender."

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Monkeytrucker

My grandson who is in college dated a fellow college student for a month or so.  Andy was a very modern college student in the theater arts.  Does not like to be defined as being a woman, does not want to be defined as of any race, political party or what ever.  So Andy preferred "Gender Fluid" when being described.

 

As usual college studies that take place in student rooms everywhere usually involve gender roles.  Now that this whirlwind relationship is over I asked the grandson if he had figured out which gender Andy was.  "She was all girl, Old Man"

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Monkeytrucker

It is after mid night and sleep missed me on her duties.  Was in bed at ten with ice bags strapped on and the narcotics taken.  Some reason they cut the pain but have me wired.  Evidently the schizo in chief had my wires tapped.  So here I sit with 5 Tylenols in me and they are starting to take effect.  

 

Actually was a bad evening.  Had to go sit on the china facility and buckled in tears.  the hip popped out of is socket. It popped right back in when I got done cussing and crying. By that time Estella got back to me and in the process of getting up it popped out again.  She even heard it pop out and  pop back end.  Pain level is much higher because of that.  When things settle back down I do exercises and it really helps.  

 

About to fall nose first into the keyboard so going to try bed againl 

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m2102

Gary I wish I could do something that would help with the hip popping out. I can only imagine how it must feel. Has the Dr said anything about it popping out as often as it does? My Dr told me to not cross legs or bend at the hip, that could cause it to pop. The muscles around the hip help hold it all together. At least the exercises they have you doing are helping it feel better. They didn't give me any to do just take it easy and walk as much as I could.

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The physical therapists was here today and she said she was going to get to the "bottom" of the problem.  So she measured my "Bottom" with a tape measure and measured the seat on the china receptacle.  Then she/we got on the internet and found a raised seat for $27.  Could have got one for $2,199 but that is for boys with golden bottoms, you know the type who are billionaires who have made billions of $$ cheating and lying to people.  So Friday, Amazon, will see a new seat and she is going to come late in the afternoon for therapy so she can set it up on the china setter.

 

What has been figured out is that when I am sitting on it the bone at the bottom of my pelvis is resting on the seat.  Then if I move, making my pelvis move left, that bone slips on the inside of the seat causing my weight to come down.  That makes the seat a wedge which pushes my hip ball out of it's socket.  Does not make it hurt any less but at least we know the whys of why it has repeated itself in the same place.

 

So today I am riding my Gold Wing looking down at the earth from 39,000 ft., well at least the narcotics make me feel like that.  Being the MD is quick to prescribe those happy time pills and etc. I should get all I can.  Resell them and be able to put a $13K  trike kit under the 1800 with the proceeds.  Of course the first couple Thousand Dollars should go just to pay off the medical bills starting to show up.  Got two bills today from Doctors we did not know.  Research showed are docs who look at bone samples and marrow samples.  Maybe we need to go bankrupt and go on Medicaid.  Could get everything paid for plus get new eye glasses, new teeth, hearing aides, and who knows what else that Medicare will not do.

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AZgl1800

sorry to hear of that Gary, wishing you the best on this.

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m2102

Simple solution to a pia problem. My resident caregiver remembered them asking about getting a riser for ours. Told them we had an ADA compliant throne and all was good. Glad to hear they are on way to making it easier on your hip.

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Monkeytrucker

Do exercises, take pain pills, do exercises, take pain pills, oh, did I say do exercises and take pain pills.  Now that we have a handle on what causes the "Pop Outs" things are a little better.  The secret seems to stay medicated.  If I start to feel one of the events I tend to make sharp moves that do not help the situation.  With pain pills I evidently do not feel those triggers so no violent attempts to move my parts to counter.

 

We feel like within a few days the walker will be parked.  I know that most on this forum do not find this stuff interesting but believe me if you have to go thru it you will have some advance notice on things like hematomas, toilet seats and not motorcycle seats, how much people coming in to help really do help, and etc..

 

(THIS IS BEING SAID IN JEST) If I cut the pain pills in half and save pills maybe I could buy that new 2017 Gold Wing trike.  A friend says they are $2 a piece at the local convenience store. Of course my luck would be I would offer to sell one and it would be to a Fed who was honest and not accept half of my profits.

 

Cabin fever is a real bear.

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m2102

Gary I wish I had more of an idea what to expect when I had my hip done. Glad to hear that they have a handle on your issues. Even though my experience wasn't near what you had to go through i certainly understand what you went through. As the muscle around the hip goes back into place the hip will start feeling better. The muscle played big part in keeping the hip joint in place. Getting off the walker is a big milestone to recovery.Had my walker for almost 2 months before I went to a cane. Glad to hear you're doing better and on the way to getting on that bike.

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youngnbald

Hang in there Gary.  Look forward to the event in September and all the good times ahead.  This pain is only temporary.

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Buckfarrack

Hope you get feeling better Gary. I guess they got it right when they built the ol' fashioned one holer chithouse huh? Other than a splinter now and then,no binding or throwing a hip out.

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AZgl1800

Gary,

here is sending you prayers for a successful outcome on that hip replacement.

 

I know the pain is a PITA but it will be worth it when the muscles have healed up and the joint stops popping out of place.

At least it does pop back in where it belongs.

 

I have not had that experience and hopefully I won't ever need to go thru that.

as of now, at 74 my joints do not bother me like some folks experience.

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Monkeytrucker

Momma and her daughters were complaining to paw about the crack in the seat in the privie.  Paw did nothing about it. So Maw grabbed him by the ear and took him to the outhouse.  She shoved his head down thru the opening and pulled it back.  He started screaming that his beard was caught. You know what? Paw fixed that seat up really nice that very same day. 

 

Well my new seat is wonderful.  with the side bar on the right side it is impossible for my hip to push off the seat and pop the hip.  Plus it makes me feel younger by 70 years as when I am up on it my feet swing free of the floor like they did when I was just a tadpole.  Life is full of little surprises.

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