Thursday, February 9, 2017

The appointment with the orthopedic doctor did not go as planned. He said my hips (as in both of them) must be replaced. The first one is in two weeks. The second approximately three months later. The shot I thought I was going to get would only delay the inevitable so I'm going to listen to him. He's widely known as an excellent surgeon. Plus I know Dr. Wacks would never steer me wrong. 

So it's not as bad as I thought. The surgery is about an hour and fine with a spinal and home that day or the next. I can go to a rehab if I want and insurance would pay for it so I'll decide that soon. 

Maybe one day soon I'll blog with some good news!  

It'll all be fine soon and I'll be back to Missbeehavin' again..,



  1. A spinal is the only way to go because you will still be without pain when you wake up. Plus, they have really nice drugs to keep you comfortable. If you don't have a live-in helper, rehab is the best route because you get waited on, can have your meals brought to you instead of going to the dining room, AND they will start a bit of physical therapy and teach you how to use the "tools" you will need before you go home. You cannot bend over for 6 weeks, so you are going to need a grabby stick, a sock puller, a walker and a cane. It will take you quite a while to heal up, but physical therapy will help and you are going to be better then new when it is all over. I waited a year between mine, but now I can walk everywhere, garden and do everything I need to do with absolutely no pain!!!

  2. Ach,, Bee honey, I'm so sorry you are having such a rough time of it lately!
    Useless as they may ben sending many hugs and much empathy.
    *Love you*

  3. Well, whatever ^Judy^ said up there. She sounds like she knows her stuff since she's already done it twice. And well, just buggers. But the thought of good as new once you get to the other side of the rehab sounds wonderful. My sister's father in law finally decided to get his really bad knee replaced as opposed to his not as bad as the really bad one... and very soon he was out on the golf course again and begging his doctor to do the other knee ASAP.

    I'm hoping my knee x-rays will confirm Osteo Arthritus and that I can get a cortizone shot for the pain. Because I'd really really like them to quit hurting so I can stop limping. The End.


  4. I'm with Judy. She's been there and done that. Rehab is what I would do. Safer for you. Keep us in the loop.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hug to you and my best to Mini Bee and Roche. ♥♥♥

  5. I have a couple of friends who have had hip replacements the "new" way where the incision is in the front of the hip, rather than the side. Both were home the same day and are doing great. I hope you will be walking pain free soon!

  6. Oh my God Bee! I'm so sorry about all the bad news that you have been having lately. There will be a good things soon, I'm sure. Don't forget my good friend, I'm here anytime. Just call and I'll talk and talk and anything that you want from me. I've got two grabby sticks and a couple canes around the house. If you want me to come down and spend some time with you, I'll even do that. Anything Bee within reason if you know what I mean. ha,ha,ha. Cruisin Paul is here. See ya Bee.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Oh Bee, well at they figured what is wrong
    Hey all post can't be all fun fun fun. I am happy to know they will be good times on the other side.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. Hi Bee,
    You will be just like new soon and enjoying perhaps a future cruise soon. Wishing you my prayers for a successful and complete recovery.

  9. Hi Miss Bee,

    Sorry that it didn't go as you wanted, but it sounds like you and your doctors have a good plan. Hugs and prayers for you and a speedy recovery.


  10. Pain free is the goal! So glad you have this scheduled so you can heal, get the other hip done, and then get back to a happy life! See ya soon, honey...

  11. Wishing you well on your hip replacement, Bee. You are an exerciser so you should do VERY well. I had both knees replaced and it is like a miracle to have no pain and feel so stable.
    Sending you healing and ease from snowy Cape Cod this morning.

  12. Bee, You are going to have to dig out the boxing gloves again...time to fight your way back to good health..You know you are a strong lady. Blessings, thinking of you and truly wishing you the best, xoxo, Susie

  13. Sorry to hear your news, but I know Dr. Wacks would only send to you to the best surgeon. What a bummer this is!

  14. YIKES!!! I hate surgeries..... but if it's going to be better for a LONG time after that.... it's probably worth it!

  15. Sending you healing vibes. You'll be back in the pool this summer, I just know it. Get well, you have lots more misbehavin' to do!


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