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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 08, 2008 11:12 pm

Oh, and I'm forbidden to do any sort of flexibility exercises. Ever. For life. My surgeon says I need to stiffen up.

No yoga for me.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby DavidS » Fri May 09, 2008 4:52 am

Selma, sorry to hear of the complication & hope things are properly put right - on both sides.
Your surgeon probably told you before the first op that the procedure he recommends has a 95% success rate (or thereabouts - and that he would be glad to have his own mother go through with it...), so it is frustrating beyond words to find yourself in the 5% needing to be redone.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Shapley » Fri May 09, 2008 8:23 am

Isn't it interesting how often people accomplish the medically 'impossible'?

Glad your taking this in stride. Typical Selma, I suppose. :)
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri May 09, 2008 9:02 am

my prayers are with you....
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby piqaboo » Fri May 09, 2008 11:37 am

Selma wrote:I have been, for most of the six-week recovery period, walking around on a dislocated joint. Without realizing it. Well, it felt better than it did before surgery and it felt better than the joint on the other side.


Well, that illustrates how badly your hips are hurting, like nothing else ever could. Holy cow, lady. You have some tolerance for pain!

I'm kinda surprised, given the afore noted 'slow recovery', that no one Xrayed sooner. Wow.


As for the no flexibility exercises... Christmas in May, from my POV (touch toes ? why?)
An excuse to buy only slip-on shoes!

Good luck and rapid healing to you.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby barfle » Fri May 09, 2008 1:13 pm

Your hip is beginning to sound like my laundry room - a project as fraught with incidents as that should have been done by amateurs!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and maybe they'll get it right eventually.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat May 10, 2008 12:09 am

barfle wrote:Your hip is beginning to sound like my laundry room.

May my hip turn out as spiffy as your laundry room! The reworked version has survived an entire day at home, without any destruction or disassembly occurring - Hooray for me! Hip, Hip, Hooray!
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby dai bread » Sat May 10, 2008 7:05 pm

When my wife had her hip done, the surgeon had great difficulty with the muscles around the joint. They had been carrying the load for years and were hard as an athlete's. I'm not surprised that you got around on the dislocation.

It was interesting to read of your experience on re-admission. People who decry our tax-funded health system assure us solemnly & sincerely that waiting times like that don't happen in a private system.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat May 10, 2008 11:49 pm

dai bread wrote: People who decry our tax-funded health system assure us solemnly & sincerely that waiting times like that don't happen in a private system.

The first (Friday) readmit only had to wait until a room opened up and I was then bundled upstairs to occupy it. Since I had been in the hospital only a few weeks before, I am an elevated biohazard risk in that I could have picked up one or more of the drug-resistant bacteria strains (there's always a chance of meeting one when you're in a hospital: hospitals are where sick people go. And these evil germs colonize skin surfaces just like ordinary germs do.) and so they did not want to put me in a room with anyone else. We waited for the single. As for the surgery - the doctors all had actual office hours and scheduled procedures to deal with Friday and we needed the guy with the knockout drugs, the surgeons, and the room to all be free at the same time. Scheduling me was not difficult. I was stationary.

Saturday - the six hour wait in Urgent Care - was the longest I've ever had to wait in a Scripps Urgent Care facility. My usual cycle is to be checked-in, seen, diagnosed, treated, and sent on my way in about an hour total. I can't really complain that I was left in the waiting room while they dealt with the motorcycle accident, the heart attacks, the stroke, and some other ambulance arrivals. I do think they could have done better, but I will freely admit that my priority was properly lower than the life-threatening stuff.

The time waiting for treatment in our non-state-funded system often depends on multiple factors. How many other people came in to the same facility, how time consuming those cases were, whether the right specialist for your particular problem is available, etc. I've had by far better experiences with my current medical group, Scripps, than I did the previous one. Them, I fired after I stopped being able to get sick children seen in what I considered a timely fashion.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sun May 11, 2008 12:10 am

piqaboo wrote:Good luck and rapid healing to you.
The offer to liquor up you and or Fish or other still holds.

I improve daily. Today I improved myself with a shower (oh, joy!) in my own shower with my own preferred brands of shower goo and shampoo and suchlike. Heaven! Once I was suitably clean and dried and reattired fit for the company of humans, I had to take a nap to rest up from the exertion. Oh, well, I takes my iron pills and eats my proteins and the shakies will straighten themselves out.

As to the liquoring-up: I'll accept for just about any convenient day but I will need collecting and redelivery. The company alone would be worth the effort of the trip but be aware that I tend to doze off randomly (how else?). I impose upon the poor Fish for necessities and I'd rather not rope him into social transport too. He doesn't try to make me play disc golf, I won't make him hang out with the music-science-biomed parental geek crowd. It seems only fair.

I'm convinced that part of my lackawanna is just post-surgical recovery. Another part is the fact that I can't use my usual arthritis NSAIDs until I'm done with the course of anticoagulant and have given my poor platelets a couple of days to get sticky again. For the time being, there's a nice selection of pain medications on my counter, but they only mask the arthritis. And they leave me a tad dopey.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Serenity » Sun May 11, 2008 4:22 pm

Selma, I wish you a quick and speedy recovery! I am somewhat angry at the fact that you went so long without the staff discovering the anomaly earlier but then, nobody is perfect. I'm happy to see you posting again; it's a reflection of your well-being. :)
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby piqaboo » Mon May 12, 2008 11:22 am

Selma,
pick and dropoff no problem. Recovery dopies are a good part the body taking your energy to sew itself back together again. Pain, as you note, however is also exhausting.
Dropping off to sleep is expected from our guests. We have several in whom it is habit. To save our feelings, we do not inquire of them whether they have this occur elsewhere.

But, if you can drop off to sleep in Altoid's presence, you are skilled indeed. She seems to pride herself in intervening just as one falls off the edge of drowsy into sleep. And tho I try, she's hard to stop. There's another part of the civilization process that is still a process!

Timing - I need to check OT's rehearsal schedule. The big doowop thing is this weekend and the boys havent gotten together. The lead singer / guy who's group it is got called out of town and gets back tomorrow, so they may get reallllllll busy once he's back.
Hmmm. Like doowop?
I dont know the broadcast schedule, but if its live, I could bring you over Sat and we could attempt to watch it with Altoid. We'll talk, or pm, or something.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby piqaboo » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:46 pm

Hi Selma. How did Round II go? More smoothly, I hope.

Did you mark "This Hip!" with black pen and "NO!" with red, on the appropriate hips?
Or are the scars fresh enough that you felt it was obvious?
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby piqaboo » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:22 pm

I wonder if this one works here?
If Selma's gonna recover fast, she'll need lots of sleep. :yawn:
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:46 am

Well, I got Side B done Wednesday morning, and they let me out of the hospital late this afternoon and I'm walking around my new hip joint and adjusting to legs that are the same length as each other. The whole thing was a lot more orderly than Side A.

The whole thing went pretty well from my point of view. And there was a Special Event arranged for my personal amusement - a little thing called the U.S. Open. It happens every year on this big lawn between the hospital and the ocean. Traffic was phenomenal.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby barfle » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:34 pm

Glad things are boring, Selma. Heal quickly and fully.
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:42 pm

Try watching "The Terminator" this weekend and let us know if you feel differently about the characters now that you have a cyborg hip :borg:
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:14 am

Serenity wrote:...now that you have a cyborg hip :borg:

Turner did a Terminator marathon a couple of weekends ago; and I find the characters the same as I always did. Of course, my replacement parts are solid metal with a bit of plastic on the bearing surface of the socket so I didn't have to get my programming patched. :deal:
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:33 pm

Went back to work today. Extremely nice to be back in my cubicle; I have adults to talk to and the slavedriver cats will have to get along without me to boss around all day. Spent a ridiculous amount of time clearing out my email inbox (far too many messages from the system telling me my inbox was too full...) and spent a while longer transferring files from the portable hard drive back onto the work computer. And of course there was the call to the contractor Help Desk because one major program has gone toes-up...

Brought in donuts with me. This may have contributed to the joy with which I was greeted. :grin:
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Re: Selma in San Diego is the new "hip"

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:41 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:(far too many messages from the system telling me my inbox was too full...)

There's a pet peeve of mine. And the friggin' messages are HTML laden to bloat their size too. Argh!

I'd say congrats, but it is work. :mrgreen:
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