My Journey To Having Hip Replacement

Yesterday morning started my long journey to having a hip replaced. I saw the surgeon and he started the exam by explaining what he saw in an MRI. He said I really didn’t have any hip left. It was obvious that I needed a hip replaced.

The he lead me to an exam room where I was asked to take my jeans off and climb up onto the exam table. He began to move my leg around when he moved it to a certain position I let out a scream. I am sure those sitting out in the waiting area heard me.

Then he sent me back to the hospital to have a up to date x-ray of my hip. After that I was back in his office where he proceeded to explain things that will happen just before the surgery. I will have a meeting with an anesthesiologist and one more person connected with the surgery.

Next came all the scenarios of what could go wrong. I have a history of blood clots and will have to stop the blood thinner, Warfarin at least three days beforehand. He was blunt that it could be possible that my heart may stop. There was much more, which I cannot recall at the moment, then the big question was “do I want to have the surgery”? My reply was simple, “of course I do”.

I had prepared years ago a Living Will(Advance Care Directive) in Saskatchewan. This was written after my first blood clot battle. So I will make a copy to be given to the hospital to be on record for my surgery and recovery.

I wrote my aunt yesterday about my meeting with the surgeon and told her ‘that I don’t feel anxious’. Whatever comes of it I am prepared to meet it head on.

So dear reader, I thought I would journal/post about this journey I am taking to having my hip replaced.

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  1. V

    A hip replacement will help you dearly. It’ll help you get around easier. It’ll help you with pain. It’ll make your quality of life so much better. It’s awfully stressful, I’m sure. But I hope this is a really great thing for you.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      That is the hope I am leaning on V!

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  2. Tangie T. Woods

    I know many, mostly elderly, people who had hip replacement surgeries and they are all doing very well. I will keep you and your health care team in prayers for a successful outcome. Have a great weekend and remain safe.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you so much and God richly bless you!

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  3. cheriewhite

    Dwain, know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for a great outcome and that you come out on the other side of this pain free and in optimal health! God bless you!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you Cherie!

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      1. cheriewhite

        You’re very welcome! 🤗🙏

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