My brother bought me a hip for Christmas.

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    We need a health forum to whine about our owies.

    My kid brother, who's quite well off, decided to buy me a new hip!
    Surgery will be this Tues morning.

    Due to the bureaucratic BS in the healthcare system, I'm no better off than I was 6 months ago.
    I think they hope people like me die or blow their brains out first, if they just keep putting us off, so I'm forced to go outside the country.

    It's much cheaper than the US in Mexico, and Yeah I know....Mexico. I've heard it all already, but at this point the pain is so awful, I've become desperate.

    There's only 3 outcomes that I see:
    They fix it
    They screw it up
    They kill me

    Wish me luck!
     
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    prayers and much luck ---my the great spirit protect you and yurs
     
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    Awesome. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on this relatively simple, 20 minute surgery.
     
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    I bet it would be even cheaper if it only took 20 minutes.
     
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    Best wishes ,

    Hope they fix it , and your pain free.



    Jim
     
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    When I had my knee surgeries, my doc allocated 90 minutes for a knee surgery and 30 minutes for a hip surgery.
     
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    30 minutes for a complete hip replacement? My doubts are large.
     
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    So sorry about the pain you have been having to deal with. When someone hurts bad enough and long enough they would become desperate for relief too. Just sorry our health care system is dragging its feet and you can't get it done here. My hope and prayer for you is a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
     
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    On which of the three do you want us to wish you luck on? :)
     
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    Best wishes ...
     
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    Godspeed.
     
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    Good luck!
    I just had my hip replaced a couple months ago. One hour in the OR, an hour or 2 in recovery and left the next day.
     
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    I'll take door number one Bob.
     
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    Praying for successful surgery i.e. they fix it and a speedy recovery
     
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    Wishing you as good of an outcome with your surgery and healing as possible. Prayers, and in my family, hugs, because hugs are good for a person.
     
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    Praying for your speedy recovery. God bless your brother!
     
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    Bless your brother for helping you out. And I'll pray for the medical folks be having a great day.
    Take care and exercise so you cam be pain free mobile.
     
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    Please, however you do it, see that the forum and it's folks have an update. Believe it or not many minds will be on how you're doing.
     
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    Mexico does have really good hospitals and really good doctors, your job is to find them. They also have real sh1ty one too. Good hunting and my best wishes.
     
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    Prayers for a quick surgery and speedy recovery!
     
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    That's only the time the surgeon is at the table. That doesn't include the patient prep, initiating anesthesia, the positioning, applying tourniquets, opening up the joint, and the asst surgeon cutting out the old stuff. It also doesn't include the clean-up, waking the patient, etc. Room time (same as patient time is generally 2-2 1/2 hours for a knee and 1 1/2 - 2 hours for a hip.
     
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    I've put you on my prayer list! Good luck and God grant a speedy recovery!
     
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    Thank you everybody! :)
     
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    Prayers goin up for you Joe
     
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    @BBQJoe your brother is a lovely man for helping you and we wish you the best of outcomes and a speedy recovery too :D. Do make sure that you check on the reputation of the doctor though to make sure he has the right credentials to do the job well though.
     
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    prayers for you BBQ. And you have a very nice brother
     
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    The funny part is, this brother is the one I have never really gotten along with in life.
     
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    And now you will
     
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    An act of kindness and generosity does not require a great relationship, only believing in the bond of family or having a sense of benevolence. My Dad and one of his brothers were often at odds and would have periods they would not even speak. But they were always there for one another we needed. As they say, blood is thicker than water.
     
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    Hey Joe that's great! I wish you the best and a speedy recovery!
     
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