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(4) WEEKS POST OP AFTER (R) HIP REVISION

From: JURE@GTE.NET
Date: 23 Jul 2000
Time: 21:50:31
Remote Name: 63.11.39.52

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MY (R) HIP WAS REVISED AFTER 13 YEARS, THIS TIME I NEEDED A LOT OF BONE GRAFTING DON DOCTOR USED A MUCH LARGER SOCKET IN THAT AREA & QUITE A FEW SCREWS. I HAD A LOT OF BONE LOSE, SO HE SAY IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR IT TO HEAL..ALLOWING ME ONLY 20LB WEIGHTBEARING FOR (3) MONTHS...BOY DO I NEED PATIENCE....MY PHYSICAL THERAPY IS VERY LIMITED...ONLY (4) EXERCISES THAT I DO IN BED...GETS BORING AFTER A WHILE...I DO FEEL PRETTY GOOD, HAVE HAD NO PAIN..I OFF THE COMAUDIN NOW..JUST TAKING (2) ASPERIAN A DAY...I WALK WITH A WALKER NOW BUT WITH MY LIMITED USE OF WEIGHT ON MY (R) SIDE, MY BACK, ARMS ARE IN PAIN.. DOCTOR SAYS AFTER (3) MONTHS I WILL BE ABLE TO INCREASE MY WEIGHT BEARING.. I DIDN'T REALIZE A REVISION WAS SO MUCH MORE WORK...SLEEPING ON MY BACK HAS BEEN VERY HARD FOR ME...DOES ANYONE IN THE GROUP HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU... HANGING IN THERE.....ROSE S.

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