OMG hip surgery is awlful !

  1. As I sit here in my percocet induced haze with my TED hose on. my raised toilet seat a few feet away and my trusty walker with the lambs wool handle covers, I wonder was it worth it?
    OH GOD I HOPE SO!!!!!
    Joint replacement is no fun. You feel like you are 90. You walk like you are 90, and you hang around with 70-90 yo's in PT. But everyone says, "Gee you're awlfully young for this". You try to dress yourself with funny contraptions. If you drop stuff and it rolls away from you, forget it. You can't put your own socks on . Forget shoes, you need help with bathing and washing your hair and the worst is you can't even wipe your own ass.
    My thigh is huge and black and blue. I was on Fragmin so my stomach is black and blue. I had to have 2 units of blood which I wasn't counting on. Then I read in the paper about 2 people in Florida that were HIV pos from a blood donor.
    I'm sorry, just very sore, very bored and very smelly(can't shower yet). I knew you guys would understand. Anyway I missed everyone and when I can sit for longer periods, maybe I can get through some of these threads. This is all I can tolerate for now.
    Thanks for listening.

    Lynne
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   RNbrat
    i hope i never have toget that done..im sorry
    hope you feel better soon
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    kaycee - IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU'RE BACK!!! We were wondering how you were doing! Hang in there. Hope you get better and feel better soon! :kiss
  5. by   CATHYW
    Hey there, Kaycee! Glad to hear that you and your hip got home all right. If those little old senior ladies can get through this, I'm sure that you can. Just be sure to do what they tell you. When you factor in what they tell you, and multiply it by RN, you are bound to get an error! LOL!
    Seriously, take good care of yourself. Glad to see you back!
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hang in there kaycee! So glad to see you here! Keep on lovin' them Percocet!

    See, nothing can keep us from allnurses!

    Heather
  7. by   hoolahan
    ((((((((((Kaycee))))))))) Did you get referred for home care? Maybe you could get a nurses aid to help you out? Hope you feel better soon!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss
  8. by   adrienurse
    ((((((((((((((((((((Kaycee))))))))))))))))))))))))
    Been there, done that! You have my deepest sympathies. Heal soon!
  9. by   kids
    Sorry you feel (and smell ) bad, but am glad to see you back.

    Repeat after me: "Percocet is my friend, Percocet is my friend..."
  10. by   thisnurse
    (((kaycee))))
    did you get the thoughts i sent your way?

    any kind of bone surgery is horrible. i think joint replacement would be one of the worst.
    i had a plate put on my broken femur and they removed the bone from my hip to graft on the femur.
    i wont ever forget that pain.
    and trying to recuperate...and dress myself...and the toilet seat...lots of the same stuff you are going thru but i would imagine joint replacement to be worse.
    this wil pass and yes it will be worth it.
    did you keep your old hip?


    glad to see you back!
  11. by   moonchild20002000
    Kaycee,

    So sorry that you are feeling poorly.Hang in there ,you'll make it through...you are a nurse!Sending hugs and prayers your way!
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by kaycee
    dress yourself with funny contraptions. If you drop stuff and it rolls away from you, forget it. You can't put your own socks on . Forget shoes, you need help with bathing and washing your hair and the worst is you can't even wipe your own ass.
    My thigh is huge and black and blue. I was on Fragmin so my stomach is black and blue. I had to have 2 units of blood which I wasn't counting on. Then I read in the paper about 2 people in Florida that were HIV pos from a blood donor.
    I'm sorry, just very sore, very bored and very smelly(can't shower yet). I knew you guys would understand. Anyway I missed everyone and when I can sit for longer periods, maybe I can get through some of these threads. This is all I can tolerate for now.
    Thanks for listening.

    Lynne

    WAAAAaaahhhhhh!!! I WISH these people would realize how important a shower is to a woman! When my daughter had fx'd her hip, by the 2nd or 3rd day home, I helped her onto the shower chair, feet sticking outta the tub---and she CRIED with relief! (Even though she couldn't shave for weeks because of the Coumadin).

    Hope you get a HHN to help~~ you'll feel loads better; if I was over your way, I'd do it for free... ((((Hugs to you, lynne))))) :kiss
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    kaycee, welcome back! i pray you continue to improve.
  14. by   NurseDennie
    Ooooh Kaycee - I know! Not from having it done, but from taking care of ppl who have done!

    Best wishes for a quick recovery! I know it's a painful rehab, but people who have it done are MUCH more comfortable aftewards.

    Love

    Dennie

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