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Tuesday conversational post

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  • image MrsKerCo:

    Are you going through a spending frenzy?  Cuz if you are, I'm right there with you.  I'm out of control.

    You were the one asking me about MH's hip replacement, right?  Did everything work out for you guys with that?

    Yes, spending frenzy.  Most of the debt isn't mine, its a matter of getting people to give me the money...trip to Nashville, the surprise trip to Vegas for H (I will take credit for that debt)  It will be gone by the due date (hopefully...I am still waiting for the money from a few people for Nashville) but it drives me nuts looking at the balance.

    Oh yes, the hip replacement.  Well my H hurt his leg in his car accident back in June.  He had been going to the doctor, specialists, physical therapists, had an MRI, blah blah blah blah blah.  The PT told my H that is he didn't start stretching, he would be looking at a hip replacement by the time he is 50.  His flexibility is next to none.  Apparently they are connected...?  The MRI results came back inconclusive.  So they sent him to another specialist who told him that there is scar tissue build up on a muscle or something, and the pain will be there for years, and there is nothing they can do...but if he started to run it would expedite the healing...?  I don't know.  It all seems rather strange.

    So...he may need a hip replacement after all, but I guess we don't need to worry about it for 18 more years....?  I don't know.  Sigh. 

  • Someone just sent us a document in the old Word Perfect format. Does anyone actually still use that? Ugh. I had to re-format the whole thing.
  • Oh no, that's not good that he's going to be in pain for years.  They can't do something?  Man, doctors make me mad sometimes.  You know if that was them or their family suffering, they'd find something to make it better.  Between MH's hip problems and my sinus problems, I could write a book on how incompetent doctors are.  Rant over.

    If you can push off that hip replacement, that's probably better, b/c they only last roughly 20-some years.  So if he got one now, he'd have to get another in his mid-50's anyway, and then again in his 70's if the technology is the same.  It's such painful surgery.  MH was on oxycodone, vallium, vicadin, dillaudid, and I think morphine all at the same time while in the hospital recovering. 

    I'm not sure what running will do as far as stretching the muscles, but I guess if they say to do it, it's worth a try.  I was thinking more along the lines of yoga or riding a stationary bike for muscle stretching/strengthening.  MH was told after his hip replacement that running was no longer an option for him.  So he rides bike.  Anything with that sudden stop and go, harshness to the movement is out of the question.  Running, jet skiing, etc.  It's too hard on the joints. 

    I hope it all works out for YH.  I've been there with being with someone who is in pain all the time.  Not fun.  However, on the plus side; after the six week recovery from hip replacement surgery, MH's constant pain was gone!  It was so much better!

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  • image 2carbuffs:
    Someone just sent us a document in the old Word Perfect format. Does anyone actually still use that? Ugh. I had to re-format the whole thing.

    Woah. 

  • image JaredsgirlErin:

    image 2carbuffs:
    Someone just sent us a document in the old Word Perfect format. Does anyone actually still use that? Ugh. I had to re-format the whole thing.

    Woah. 

    That's what I was thinking!

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  • image MrsKerCo:

    Oh no, that's not good that he's going to be in pain for years.  They can't do something?  Man, doctors make me mad sometimes.  You know if that was them or their family suffering, they'd find something to make it better.  Between MH's hip problems and my sinus problems, I could write a book on how incompetent doctors are.  Rant over.

    If you can push off that hip replacement, that's probably better, b/c they only last roughly 20-some years.  So if he got one now, he'd have to get another in his mid-50's anyway, and then again in his 70's if the technology is the same.  It's such painful surgery.  MH was on oxycodone, vallium, vicadin, dillaudid, and I think morphine all at the same time while in the hospital recovering. 

    I'm not sure what running will do as far as stretching the muscles, but I guess if they say to do it, it's worth a try.  I was thinking more along the lines of yoga or riding a stationary bike for muscle stretching/strengthening.  MH was told after his hip replacement that running was no longer an option for him.  So he rides bike.  Anything with that sudden stop and go, harshness to the movement is out of the question.  Running, jet skiing, etc.  It's too hard on the joints. 

    I hope it all works out for YH.  I've been there with being with someone who is in pain all the time.  Not fun.  However, on the plus side; after the six week recovery from hip replacement surgery, MH's constant pain was gone!  It was so much better!

    I'm glad that his pain is gone!  Hip replacements don't sound like fun.  My grandpa has had a few so far...not cool.

    I know what you mean about doctors.  We've had some terrible ones!  My (specialist doctor) cousin says that family doctors were the students who weren't smart enough to go into a specialty program.  As bitchy as that is, I am beginning to believe her Wink.  My old family doctor told me my skin problems were from shaving.  But, hmmmm, that couldn't explain the exact marks on my arms (no, I don't shave my arms).  I was having terrible headaches for a while (one lasted 2 weeks straight!)  My mom told me to go to the doctor.  I joked "I did - He told me it was from shaving."

    Well, (thankfully...?) H's doc's aren't planning on doing anything at this point regarding his leg or hips.  I think (hope) that the PT didn't really know what he was talking about re: hips and stretching (which is probably ignorant on my part as he probably deals with that stuff daily.)

     

  • Your doctor told you your headache was from shaving!  I'm LMAO!  I have similar stories!

    And to be fair; I dealt with some total moron specialists too.  I think they all have potential to be idiots.  They are human, and clearly don't know it all, and are lazy, and.....

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  • image JaredsgirlErin:

    image 2carbuffs:
    Someone just sent us a document in the old Word Perfect format. Does anyone actually still use that? Ugh. I had to re-format the whole thing.

    Woah. 

    Lol, I know. I actually had work to do.

  • So, the debate is on Thursday? When all of our favorite shows are on? Who's idea was that? Why couldn't it be last night, when nothing is on?
  • image 2carbuffs:
    So, the debate is on Thursday? When all of our favorite shows are on? Who's idea was that? Why couldn't it be last night, when nothing is on?

    Monday is not a nothing night! Two and a Half Men and Chuck are both on Mondays. And The Big Bang Theory. I love those shows!

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  • Sorry, Lindsay. I don't watch any of those. But I do watch Ugly Betty & Grey's. I want to watch the debate. I just don't want it to interfere with my regular shows, lol.
  • I still haven't figured out where we're watching the debate. I think I'll give my in-laws a call.
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