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Re: 44 and need THR

From: K_STRICKER@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: 19 Aug 2000
Time: 17:01:13
Remote Name: 216.117.49.108

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MARCIA, ON JUNE 23, 00 I HAD MY RT HIP REPLACED. I AM JUST 48 AND WALKED WITH A LIMP AND RT KNEE PAIN FOR YRS. FINALLY I COULD NOT EVEN RUN THE VACUMN. LESS THEN 24 HRS AFTER SURGERY I WALKED DOWN THE CORRIDER TO PT. I WAS IN THE HOSP LESS THEN 48HRS AFTER SURGERY AND LEFT THE HOSP WITH "LESS PAIN" THEN WHEN I ARRIVED. IT HASN'T BEEN AN EASY LIFESTYLE CHANGE SINCE I AM VERY INDEPENDENT AND ALWAYS ON THE GO. THAT WAS THE HARDEST PART FOR ME, RELYING ON SOMEONE FOR MANY THINGS. IT HAS BEEN TWO MONTHS NOW AND I AM DRIVING AND WALKING MOSTLY WITHOUT A CANE. I DO TAKE MY CANE WITH ME WHEN I GO OUTDOORS OR TO A CROWDED AREA..JUST EXTRA SUPPORT AND SAFETY. I TOOK VERY FEW PAIN PILLS ONLY 8 TO BE EXACT. WALKING IS THE KEY AND REBUILDING THE MUSCLE TONE. GOOD LUCK YOU WILL DO FINE...KATHY

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