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Subject: [Leica] Hip replacement JIM SHULMAN
From: tedgrant at (tedgrant at
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:40:30 -0700
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Hi Jim,
Well me old son yep it's going to hurt for a bit as you work your way 
through the various recovery stages.

Trust me?  Much of the exercising can be a tad bit of a grind, grip and 
grin! The most important thing is?????? The hip has got to learn to "LIVE 
WITH YOU! AND NOT YOU LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!" Don't give up on the work outs 
and make every little movement a push back motion! Gently! IT WILL GO AWAY!

Yep it's going to be annoying, but eventually that too will go away and 
you'll be playing basket ball in the drive way hoop court! :-)

I'm just about 6 weeks short of a year since I had my right shoulder 
replaced. And yes I went through near screaming hell with unfortunate 
hallucinations' due to pain killers and me not seeing eye to eye with what 
they were suppose to do. So my re-action was "screw the pain killers and 
fight back!" Bite the bullet while making any attempt to try and put a shirt 
on, reaching for the glass of scotch, one a day.... helped much more than 
the pain killers! ;-) ;-) :-)

Today? Yep still a twinge of slight awareness when reaching in certain 
directions! That too will eventually disappear if you constantly & carefully 
fight back with moving about! However nothing like the pre-op pain that I 
surely was nearly on my way to the deep six manually! :-(

I wish you all the best! Hang tough and fight back!

It, the pain, will eventually learn to live with you. Just kick ass and 
sooner or later you'll be completely pain free! You may have doubts on 
occasion? Trust me by this time next year or sooner you'll be a hop-scotch 
jumping kid again! :-)


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