Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

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Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:46 am

As background, Karen's right hip started bothering her a few years back. The x-ray showed bone-on-bone contact and a new hip would be required eventually, and that she'd know when it was time to scream "Uncle"!

Anyway, that day arrived and a couple weeks ago she committed to the surgery. When scheduling, the orthopedic surgeon asked if we were superstitious. Karen said, "No...are YOU?". Since nobody appeared to be superstitious we scheduled for Friday the 13th. :shock:

She was a trouper 'til the end - just a couple weeks ago we flew the Sky Arrow up to Indiana to visit friends...

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Yesterday, the "before"picture, having second thoughts...

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After, already texting her friends...

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Anyway, recovery and physical therapy will not be a walk in the park (except when it literally is), but its miraculous that we live in times when such procedures are relatively routine.

She's at Union County Hospital in Blairsville, GA. If you want to send her your best wishes, probably best bet would be via this thread. If all goes well she'll be home Monday at the latest.

She's my brave little soldier!
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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:18 am

Some folks will do just about anything to qualify for that 'medical marijuana' prescription!!

Good luck Momma Karen!!

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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:24 am

Nomore767 wrote:Some folks will do just about anything to qualify for that 'medical marijuana' prescription!!



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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby Wm.Ince » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:04 am

Best wishes to both of you and pray Karen makes a full and speedy recovery.
Looking forward to meeting both of you one of these days. :D
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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby Jack Tyler » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:36 pm

Eddie, you might mention that my Patricia is now about 25% bionic, and still loves to go camping, hiking and flying. Tell your bride there's lots more where that came from!
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Re: Momma's Got A Brand New Hip!

Postby drseti » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:26 pm

Speedy recovery, Karen. Stay kool!
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