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Postby catnap » January 18th 2018, 4:09am

I was in hospital this morning for my long awaited hip replacement. A cold I’d picked up a few days ago caused it to be cancelled last minute. I was given the bad news stood in my fancy, hospital supplied, disposable paper underpants. The underpants, which had to be thrown, can be replaced. My 2 weeks unnecessary abstinence can’t.
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Postby Thunder1 » January 18th 2018, 4:26am

Hang in there..they're just doing what they think is best for you...
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Postby svaglic » January 18th 2018, 7:09am

It may seem inconvenient, but your cold could have jeopardized everything under the sun if you went through with it. From problems under anesthesia, the procedure, pain meds, more susceptible to infections, recovery etc...
It's the right thing to wait. It's a pain in the ass, a let down and very inconvenient, but it is the right thing to wait.
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Postby Falstaff » January 18th 2018, 8:18am

If you were to develop an infection of that hip prosthesis it could mean real trouble. Been there, had that - the emergency surgery, the PIC line, the Vancomycin infusion pump, the 6 wk. recovery...not to mention prophylactic antibiotics for the next 5 years. Not worth it, cat.
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Postby biglove » January 18th 2018, 11:52am

Better to wait.
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Postby foghorn » January 18th 2018, 11:56am

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Postby tiktok » January 18th 2018, 12:39pm

Lenny Williams is hip!
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Postby gerdson » January 18th 2018, 2:11pm

2 weeks of abstinence, that is bitter. Oh wait, I meant a couple of bitters. So - all over again, let me see - that makes 4 weeks? Oh je...
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Re: Loss

Postby catnap » January 18th 2018, 5:28pm

Yeah I know, surgeon made the right call. I actually feel like shit, there’s alot of Antipodean flu making the rounds over here (I guess retaining the Ashes wasn’t enough). Sorry to hear about your hip falstaff, this hip replacement business is no walk in the park.
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Postby TemerityB » January 18th 2018, 6:00pm

Do what you have to do, cat. Be smart; I'd reckon it's all for your own good. And best of luck with the entire procedure as well.
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Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 6:03pm

It really blows that you had to go on the wagon for two weeks for nothing.
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Postby Racer-X » January 18th 2018, 6:06pm

Friend of mine needed both hips replaced. Got the first one done, then didn't follow recovery instructions for activity and botched it up. The other hip won't be getting done any time soon. Good call for sure to be ready and compliant, best of luck.
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