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sewbizzy
September 20th, 2016, 11:44 AM
I had a minimally invasive hip replacement yesterday morning about 10am and was up walking in about 5 hours...
I was discharged about 6 last evening and home by 8...I have 2 incisions---one about 4 " and the other about 2"...
3 and 1/2 years ago I had the other hip done and had a 10 1/2 incision, was in the hospital for 3 days...
my doctor has been doing this procedure for 14 years and is known statewide...

I would appreciate your prayers for a great healing experience ...

MayinJerset
September 20th, 2016, 11:48 AM
Wow, That's wonderful that you are home so soon, pray that your recovery is quick and smooth.

seaturtle
September 20th, 2016, 11:51 AM
How wonderful to be up and around so soon. Glad you were able to get it done as minimal invasive. I had a total hip replacement about 5 years ago and it took a long time to recover. After I healed, I felt like a new person. I will pray for a quick and uneventful recovery.

grammaterry
September 20th, 2016, 11:51 AM
Oh carol, that is wonderful news. Any surgry is scary and the fact that you are up and around is proof positive of the strides they are making. I hope you are not it too much pain and that you have plenty of time to catch up making lists of the next quilt you will make. lol

asta
September 20th, 2016, 11:54 AM
Prayers for a speedy and successful recovery.

The progress' in medicine are sure remarkable.

RockinLou
September 20th, 2016, 12:45 PM
Fantastic!!!

I need a wrist replacement, but I'm holding out as long as possible!! That was the advice of the doctor who last reconstructed my arm in 2001. He told me to wait until I was done riding horses, having kids, and at least 20 years for progress... 2/3 of the way there, though he did such a great job that I don't quite feel it much anymore. Now it's the rotator cuff on the dominant side that's starting to go....

rest and let the body heal, it takes time.

Monique
September 20th, 2016, 12:51 PM
Happy healing Carol.

CraftyJnet
September 20th, 2016, 01:31 PM
Prayers are winging their way towards you. So glad the surgery went so well.

Kgrammiecaz
September 20th, 2016, 01:54 PM
So good to hear it went well. Prayers and hugs for a very speedy recovery.

Dollyquilts
September 20th, 2016, 02:56 PM
Carol, I talked to my pain management doctor today about what could be done for my trochanteric bursitis in both hips, and he said a hip replacement. That kind of surprised me because when I went to a hip surgeon, he sent me to a spine specialist and said my hips didn't need replacement. I may be facing MRIs in both hips. It sure would be nice to be able to stand and walk more than three minutes without being in excruciating pain.

Prayers and vibes for a successful and rapid healing from your surgery.

Sandy Navas
September 20th, 2016, 03:25 PM
That is so encouraging!! I need one done and have been avoiding doctors like the plague.

jjkaiser
September 20th, 2016, 04:08 PM
How wonderful you are able to get around so soon. Guess that means there is hope for the rest of us! Keep us updated on how you are feeling. And don't overdo, you don't want a set back. That means no dancing!

Cathy F
September 20th, 2016, 04:26 PM
Sending well wishes for a continued speedy recovery.

sewbizzy
September 20th, 2016, 05:45 PM
That is so encouraging!! I need one done and have been avoiding doctors like the plague.

Sandy, Look for a doctor that does the minimally invasive hip replacement...you won't be sorry...I wish you the best when you decide...

Snip Snip
September 20th, 2016, 08:29 PM
I am amazed that they have honed their surgery techniques to this! Hope you continue to have a speedy recovery.
I am looking at having the joint in my big toe fused. They say the recovery time is months!
It's hard to accept that a major joint like a hip is a much easier operation than a small toe joint, but I guess the small size is the problem.

tamsterg7
September 20th, 2016, 10:35 PM
That is incredible! Prayers for a speedy rehab and then you can go dancing!

kgirlmom
September 20th, 2016, 10:48 PM
Carol, many prayers and positive thoughts for a quick recovery. I hope my words are encouraging for you and maybe for others. I had my first total hip replacement in 2003 at the age of 50. Like you, the first surgery was a longer incision where they had to cut the muscle. I was in the hospital 1 week and on leave from work for about 2 months. Through home therapy and aquatic therapy (highly recommended!) I healed rather quickly. I had 6 good months before I noticed pain in my right hip. My doc had warned they both need to be replaced, but I did not believe it. I waited until 2005 when I could bear the pain no more. I had the right hip replaced in 2005 with the minimally invasive procedure. Also, like you, i was in and out within 24 hours. Really quick recovery as they did not have to cut any muscle. It was explained to me that the procedure it is like poking through a "venetian blind" - they just temporarily separate the fibers and insert the parts. One 2 inch incision in the front part of my hip area, and a 1 inch incision in the back. Now it is 2016 and all is swell! But I still can't play the violin! I walk a lot, but do not run like I used to, or anything to abuse the joints. Short story is the hip replacements were life changing and improved my quality of life 100 percent. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

GaGa
September 21st, 2016, 12:22 AM
Prayers for fast healing!

Cokie
September 21st, 2016, 12:33 AM
I have never heard of this before, but that is absolutely amazing! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Wonder if they will be able to do something like this for knee replacements some day??

sewbizzy
September 21st, 2016, 12:33 AM
Carol, many prayers and positive thoughts for a quick recovery. I hope my words are encouraging for you and maybe for others. I had my first total hip replacement in 2003 at the age of 50. Like you, the first surgery was a longer incision where they had to cut the muscle. I was in the hospital 1 week and on leave from work for about 2 months. Through home therapy and aquatic therapy (highly recommended!) I healed rather quickly. I had 6 good months before I noticed pain in my right hip. My doc had warned they both need to be replaced, but I did not believe it. I waited until 2005 when I could bear the pain no more. I had the right hip replaced in 2005 with the minimally invasive procedure. Also, like you, i was in and out within 24 hours. Really quick recovery as they did not have to cut any muscle. It was explained to me that the procedure it is like poking through a "venetian blind" - they just temporarily separate the fibers and insert the parts. One 2 inch incision in the front part of my hip area, and a 1 inch incision in the back. Now it is 2016 and all is swell! But I still can't play the violin! I walk a lot, but do not run like I used to, or anything to abuse the joints. Short story is the hip replacements were life changing and improved my quality of life 100 percent. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for the update on your hip replacements...

GuitarGramma
September 21st, 2016, 01:29 AM
What an amazing procedure! May God keep you moving (no pun intended) toward full and quick recovery.

Ginny B
September 21st, 2016, 07:58 AM
Carol, great that it could be done minimally invasively. Prayers for a speedy recovery. I have some hip issues and will keep this procedure in mind should I ever need it.

WendyI
September 21st, 2016, 11:13 AM
sounds like you are already on your way! Less invasive is SO MUCH better for healing! You'll be out jogging in no time!