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Old 09-02-2022, 04:58 AM
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As a long term multiple joint replacement survivor, the one common thread , is
WISH I HAD DONE IT SOONER, Especially with new techniques! Tom
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:53 AM
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I hold on to the thought that being stiff and sore will eventually pass. I will need the other hip replaced. At least now I know what to expect. I'm encouraged to hear folks report no regrets except for not doing it sooner.
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:45 AM
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Charger, sitting here 2 weeks and 1 day after anterior hip replacement (58 years old...my doc says I'm cursed with bad joints). Anyway, just took the dogs for a walk. Estimate a 1/4 mile out and 1/4 mile back. Feels good. Walked slowly with a bit of achiness now. My doc told me yesterday to "walk, walk, walk". Give it a couple of weeks and you'll be amazed. Good luck.
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Old 09-03-2022, 05:17 AM
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Thanks for the data point. I'm 4 days post-op, use a walker, and on pain meds. I amble about the house with moderate pain and stiffness.
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Old 09-03-2022, 03:56 PM
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As a long term multiple joint replacement survivor, the one common thread , is
WISH I HAD DONE IT SOONER, Especially with new techniques! Tom
That statement is impossible..... you can't do anything sooner with new techniques.....

I wish I built my RV6A sooner with RV7A techniques....
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Old 09-05-2022, 06:57 PM
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Day 6 post op. I began to notice yesterday I could extend the time between pain meds. Today I made it 12 hours without meds. Then I managed to get in my car and drive around the neighborhood. Left leg is the clutch and I have sufficient stamina to work it. Not yet eyeing when to think about climbing in to Athena. I have a motorized tug to move her in and out of the hangar so I just need to get up on the wing.
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Old 09-05-2022, 09:12 PM
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Not yet eyeing when to think about climbing in to Athena. I have a motorized tug to move her in and out of the hangar so I just need to get up on the wing.
More importantly....you also have to get down off the wing....

Seriously though...sounds like you're making great progress.
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Old 09-06-2022, 07:03 AM
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Oh, yeah. There's that. I assumed stepping up to the wing would be harder than stepping down because gravity. This may not be an accurate assumption.
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More importantly....you also have to get down off the wing....

Seriously though...sounds like you're making great progress.
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Old 09-06-2022, 08:35 AM
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Oh, yeah. There's that. I assumed stepping up to the wing would be harder than stepping down because gravity. This may not be an accurate assumption.
As as true of most pilots, gravity is not your friend
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Old 09-28-2022, 04:40 PM
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Default First Flight with New Hip

One month and one day after surgery I flew Athena on this lovely cool day. I got in by kneeling on the wing and crawling up until I had room to stand up. Then I could step over the fuselage and on to the seat, and settle in. Getting out I sat down on the wing and slid off legs first while being careful not to put any pressure on the flap. So nice to be back in air.
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