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For anyone who can even slightly read an x-ray, you'll see the head of the femer is all but gone, and most likely dead.
There's no other alternative. Hip needs replacing.

I found this online, and think I could probably save a bunch of money, and do it myself.
I can't see how it works, so I sure as hell hope they send instructions.
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seems today anytime surgery may be required, insurance companies want to see that pt before the surgery didn't help correct the problem...usually the centers doing the pt will do enough just to satisfy the ins companies and then save the remaining hours available for the actual recovery work needed. Went thru that twice with knee issues. Good luck with the replacement and like any surgery where pt will be necessary afterwards...the exercises are a pain in the a** but necessary if you want to recover quickly and correctly.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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For anyone who can even slightly read an x-ray, you'll see the head of the femer is all but gone, and most likely dead.
There's no other alternative. Hip needs replacing.

I found this online, and think I could probably save a bunch of money, and do it myself.
I can't see how it works, so I sure as hell hope they send instructions.
Oh, dear. Yeah, you've got collapse of the femoral head going on there. I have not forgotten what that feels like, and you have my sympathies.

Joe, I can assure you that hip replacement is gratifying as heck. It gives you a lot of relief very quickly. In a matter of a couple of weeks, you'll feel better than you have in awhile, and it only gets better from there. Just do the exercises, like I said earlier.

Hang in there, brother.

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Me too - AVN. Except in my part of the world they have changed their tune and now call it osteonecrosis. Same animal, different name tag.

Somewhat related: I had my hip replacement 9-1/2 years ago. It still feels great, no issues. I do a half hour of strength training (bowflex) every day and a half hour of low-impact cardio (elliptical machine) every day. I wonder how long before I will need revision surgery.

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Oh, dear. Yeah, you've got collapse of the femoral head going on there. I have not forgotten what that feels like, and you have my sympathies.

Joe, I can assure you that hip replacement is gratifying as heck. It gives you a lot of relief very quickly. In a matter of a couple of weeks, you'll feel better than you have in awhile, and it only gets better from there. Just do the exercises, like I said earlier.

Hang in there, brother.

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Thanks for your sympathies and encouragement. I'll take all I can get.
I'm not all that scared of the surgery. It's lights out, then it's over.
My ex wife died shortly after her hip replacement, but it was mostly her fault.

What I fear most is getting through the next two months or so until I get my table time.

I'm about to graduate from a cane to a walker, and my wife is now eyeing wheelchairs.

Dammit, I want to ride!!!!

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Well, walking is now a thing of the past, and nothing is sucking more than the healthcare industry.
These bastards keep stringing me along.
Their latest gig is to send me to a cardiologist for heart stress testing, which is just fine with me, except that isn't scheduled until later next month.
Then after that they may look at putting me on the doctor's operating schedule, which will probably be months away, as I'm sure he's backed up, and has a boat to tend to, and some serious golfing to do as well.

Screw this system. I don't have the time or patience to sit around in horrendous pain while the medical community drags their feet hoping I'll die or blow my brains out first so they don't have to pay for the surgery.

My very well to do brother offered me his checkbook to throw at the problem.

I will be traveling next week to a far off location, and will receive a new hip on Tuesday.

Please wish me luck.

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Screw this system. I don't have the time or patience to sit around in horrendous pain while the medical community drags their feet hoping I'll die or blow my brains out first so they don't have to pay for the surgery.

My very well to do brother offered me his checkbook to throw at the problem.

I will be traveling next week to a far off location, and will receive a new hip on Tuesday.

Please wish me luck.
I don't know who your insurance carrier is, brother, but I'm really sorry to hear it's letting you down like this.

I wish you all the luck in the world!!

Important post-operative stuff:
1. Move around. As soon and as often as you can post-surgery. Do not just lie there; that's begging for pneumonia and/or blood clots. Get up and go. Push yourself.

2. You'll probably be given a weird-looking little plastic thingie to exhale into. Exhale hard and make the ball dance. (It's called an incentive spirometer.) Use it, regularly and like you mean it. It legitimately helps prevent pneumonia, which you can develop with surprising ease following general anesthesia.

3. Before long, you'll be encouraged to do physical therapy. PT is your new post-op religion. Be a good convert. Work at it, hard. It helps rebuild muscle and gets blood flowing strongly to your new joint to encourage your bones to knit with it. Don't baby yourself, and very soon you won't need to be compensating. Trust me on this one.

It's a very, VERY rewarding surgery, Joe. Two weeks post-op, you'll realize you feel better than you have in months. And the pain keeps going away, instead of building and building.

Wish I could reach thru the computer and give you a hug, man.

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Thank you very much my dear.
I truly appreciate the encouragement.

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