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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: hip replacement

Hi again Betti:
My health insurance plan people sent me to a rehab place for 2 weeks for the first hip replacement and 1 week for the second replacement because at the time I lived alone. Guess they...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: hip replacement

Hi bett031:

I have had both hips replaced in the last few years and pain was not a problem in my case. The pain I remember is BEFORE the replacements!
I have had other surgeries all related to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

TruthSeeker:
I just got up the Medicare.gov site and was able to order, under "Publications"- a copy of the 2015 "Medicare and You" handbook. It should come in about 3 weeks they said. No charge for...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

Hi again, TruthSeeker:

I did look in my storage chest and to my chagrin see that I don't have a copy of the 2015 "Medicare and You" handbook. I only have the 2014 edition. In it I see no mention...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Medicare and TKR

Hi TruthSeeker:
Your mother should have on hand the large heavy Medicare booklet that we all receive every year. She should have the 2015 edition right now. (She should throw away all the old ones!)...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 8 weeks post right knee replacement

Hi Chairlady:
My reaction to your post is that maybe you should go back to your contraptions for a while to give your body more help in getting back to normal. It is no disgrace to use them for a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: THR 10 days out

Hi eksocorg:
After surgery one pretty much will benefit from using a mild laxative. The anesthesia puts your intestines to sleep along with the rest of your body! So your problem was not unusual....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Hip Replacement: Bending At Waist, More

Hi keikoasmom:

It was a full year before I could bend to the floor to pick up things, cut my toenails, etc. But that could be related to my being in my 70s when I had the two hip replacements. We...
Board: Arthritis 11-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,523
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Arthritis

Hi:

This is an older posting but I hope that the writer may see my response. Have your mother back up to the truck seat, then sit down and lift her legs up into the cab. I am hoping this is a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,999
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR surgery

Hi wekoshka:

I think that we all have a pain threshold that is peculiar to us. I seem to have a high pain threshold so always got off meds as fast as possible. However, you have to find out your...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-23-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Morning pain and stiffness after total hip replacement

Wow Brett88:
It seems to me that you are doing unusually well considering you have had both hips replaced in such a short time from each other! To cover night time pain is there any way that you are...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post Hip Replacement

Hi again Jenny:

Have you tried putting a pillow between your legs when you lie on your side in bed? That just might help relieve the pain. If you haven't done that, give it a try and see if it...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post Hip Replacement

Hi Jenny1473:
My gut reaction to your posting is that everything hurts more at night when we are in bed! Before I had my first hip replacement the pain came at night after I was on my feet all day....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: after tkr 2 years old, pain in knee

Hi Nana b:

In reading your posting, it seems to me that you suspect you are overdoing your activity! So maybe you are and it might be worth trying to cut down a little bit and see if the knee pain...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: bilateral TKR - feeling scared

Dear kym260:
Sounds to me like you came through that "scary" knee replacement surgery with flying colors! Congratulations! Also sounds like your recovery from this bilateral knee replacement is...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: bilateral TKR - feeling scared

Hi kym260;
I have not had any knee replacements, nor do I have diabetes. However, I have had several surgeries in recent years, including two hip replacements.
These days there are new kinds of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: titaniun sensitvity

Hi bobbyc1933
I have titanium hip replacements (2) and have had no problems that I know of. Are you presently having problems with yours or "just" worried/anticipating?
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: R Hip Pain/Leg Pain & Stiffness

Hi andreaclifton:

It seems to me that with all the hip pain you are having, it would be a good idea to see an orthopedist and have an x-ray to determine the condition of your hip cartilage. This...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: knee injury

Hi again
My personal opinion is that you should use the brace as long as you feel it helps! I am no medical person but think that we all know when something helps us and should feel free to do it!...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: knee injury

Hi Mich:
I don't know anything about knee injuries, but my feeling is that if the wrap helps make your knee feel better why not use it? I don't think that is babying your knee. Things really can...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR 7 years later

Dear ReefDiver:
Hi again! Again I congratulate you on your typing ability! So few can do that these days and your words per minute are about like mine! My sister and I always have said that typing...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR 7 years later

Dear ReefDiver:
You sure do have a big problem job-wise! If at all possible look around to see if you can find a different job because it looks as though with other jobs being cut where you are, you...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: TKR now doctor says THR

Hi anitar711:
The good news is that a hip replacement is much easier to recover from than a knee replacement - this is my opinion after reading so many posts about knee replacements! I have had 2...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: What is wrong with my hips/legs?

Hi Rusty1111:
Can you afford to see a general doctor since you say you have no insurance and can't afford to see a specialist? He/she could have an x-ray taken of your hips to see if the cartilage...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-26-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Post op THR

Hi gjfrye:
Yes, those internal surgeries are a different thing from joint replacement. I have had both and can speak from experience. Your hip joint has to be walked on where the internal ones...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Things you used the most for knee replacement surgery?

Hi Shannon:
As a woman who has had both hips replaced, I would say that getting a riser with arms for your toilet seat would be of great help. These days toilets are so low that it is often hard to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-04-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: fell on left hip from my knee scooter:/

Hi SweetPeainSF:
I understand that if one brings up more than one concern during a doctor appointment, doctors can Code more than one and either you or the insurance pays for the extra topic/s. So...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Desperate For Relief

Dear nastyKnees:
I have not used marijuana and know nothing about how it might affect your knee pain situation there, but your doctor is saying treatment options are limited if you continue using...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-18-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Meniscus surgery

Dear shell1249:
I don't have any suggestions or advice to offer you but just wanted to tell you to hang in there with the Charlie Horses. I have had those and they are murder. I have heard that...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: After Total Hip Replacement (THR) Leg and Foot turn 45 degree's out

Hi Jasjr:
I can't speak to the turning to the side of your leg and foot after your left side THR but I do remember after each hip replacement I had, I was asked to wiggle my toes to make sure a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Sharp Pain after knee surgery

Dear agui23:
I am horrified that after only 2.5 weeks after knee surgery you are doing all those exercise activities! I have had only hip replacements but it seems to me that with any kind of joint...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-06-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: help 1 year after tkr

Hi nana b:
Although I know how the nurses get one up after any surgery, I do think that since you spent two weeks in the hospital after your abdominal surgery, that is a long time to not be doing...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,192
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Pain 3 months after partial meniscectomy.. need help

Hi Barb:

A CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant. I looked it up to be sure!
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-01-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Newbie frustrated beyond belief

Hi Simplykathysue:
You do not say in what way your recent knee surgery is not a success except for saying that you are in pain. You don't say the date of your knee surgery so it is hard for us to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-14-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Why use cane on opposite side?

Hi fleafly:
I wasn't familiar with the term "derby" for a cane handle so just looked it up. What an interesting look and news to me! My cane has a foam padded grip and is straight out at the side...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Why use cane on opposite side?

HI again Kaji:
I used to have a cat too but she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I now am learning about dogs. Fortunately our dogs do not trip me up but I am very careful where I put my feet, being...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-13-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Why use cane on opposite side?

Hi Kaji:
What an interesting discussion about canes of all things! Who knew there was so much to talk about concerning them?

I have a sponge handled cane and it is sort of L-shaped on the top. I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-13-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Why use cane on opposite side?

Hi texasmary:
I watch a lot of old movies on TCN and have been amused to note that actors in some films use the cane incorrectly. Before I had the hip replacements I would never have thought of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-09-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: when do you know you need hip replacement?

Hi fillycat3:
You can purchase arms for the raised toilet seat and I recommend that. Arms are such a help when rising and sitting down on the raised toilet seat. Both aids are worth the money they...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-09-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 38,first total hip replacement of 2

Hi gypsygurk74:

Thanks to larimergirl for telling you about the pillow on her car seat. I had three pillows - a little round one in the little "well" of the seat and a sofa pillow on top of that....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 38,first total hip replacement of 2

HI gypsygirl74:
I found the best way to get in the car driver's seat ( in the U.S.) was to back into the car seat and sit - then swing both legs in at the same time instead of the usual way of...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 1 year after my THR and still in pain

Hi there eiggam68:
So good to hear from you so quickly! I hope you can be seen soon to find out about those scary looking veins in your foot and ankle. We will be waiting to hear what the doctor...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-03-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 1 year after my THR and still in pain

Hi Kissa:
I am glad you advised eiggam68 to see about the black veins in her ankle and foot because it doesn't sound right to me either. I think she needs to see a doctor as soon as possible about...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Not sure how to read my knee

[QUOTE=RegalPaw;5182683]Thank you very much for the kind words! My knee feels better already. Interesting you should say that, my college major will be Bachelor of Arts in English, i hope i am at...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-02-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Not sure how to read my knee

Hi RegalPaw:
This is beside the point, but after reading your posting I must comment on the fact that you are just now finishing your GED. In my opinion you write like a College Graduate! And what a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-02-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: 38,first total hip replacement of 2

Hi gypsygirl74:

You have my sympathy and understanding about not being able to sleep on your back. I had the same problem after each hip replacement but did not know about putting the wedge...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-02-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: How do you (did you) know when it was time for a joint replacement?

Hi again Kaji:
Have your hips been x-rayed? That would show the depth or lack of, of the cartilage.Maybe your pain is being caused by "bone on bone" contact of the ball of the hip with the socket....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-02-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: How do you (did you) know when it was time for a joint replacement?

hi Kaji:
Only you of course can know when you just can't stand the hip pain anymore but it sounds to me of course like it is time right now. If you are wincing with pain when you stand up the time...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-23-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: after tkr - pain upon kneeling

Hi nana b:
I have not had any knee replacements, but as a veteran of 2 hip replacements one on each hip, my reaction to your posting is that if you think you have been overdoing things, you probably...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,980
Posted By Silver Swan
Re: Dental Infection and Hip Replacement

Hi larimergirl:

Thanks for relaying that information from your hip surgeon. It reminds us all that we must be very vigilant about avoiding infections and treating them promply if they do occur.
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