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Archive for August, 2015


Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #35: How The Young Vs The Old View ‘Walkers’

Before Surgery – Runners And Walkers: When I was running in my 20’s, I would always see someone in front of me and try and pass them. The elite runners weren’t a problem because they were in front me and pulled away, but the average runner was my competitive prey. I would focus on the runner […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #124: Who Are You? What Am I Doing Here? What To Expect When Waking Up After Surgery. And… A Discovery.

So… What’s It Like Waking Up From Surgery After A Hip Replacement? At first, there’s nothing I sense. There is nothing I am aware of. I wasn’t dreaming. I hear something in the black void. There is nothing I can do. Nothing. I am vaguely reminded of a long-forgotten song… “Can you hear me, (Major […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #111: Follow All The Hip Replacement Tips On Pinterest

There are so many tips about hip replacement tips, it is such a never-ending list. I have posted a list of ‘things I shoulda’ known’ about hip replacement on Pinterest. You can also look at the navigational bar on your right to find the tips. The list of tips include: Evacuate So They Don’t Have […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #65: “I See Dead Hips.” How My Personal ‘Hip Psychic’ Diagnosed Me, And I Didn’t Even Know It.

“I See Dead Hips,” How I Was Diagnosed By A Car Salesman – My wife and I went to a car dealership to drop off her car for repair. I walked through the showroom while she was checking in. A salesman approached me and I was ready for the, “Can I help you,” line. Instead the […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #72: “Almost Pissed The Bed,” Or How I Knew It Was Time To Replace My Hip.

So… I often get emails from people who ask me, “How did you know it was time to get your hip replaced?” I respond by writing, “You know it is time (and not yet too late) when you hit the ‘almost’ marker.” There are a lot of things that are ‘almost.’ I ‘almost’ got away […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #37: How My Orthopod Was My Sin Eater…

My Orthopod Is A ‘Sin Eater’ – Hmm, now why would I say that my physician going to make my life better by being sin eater? The sin eater concept stems from the Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl. At the end of someone’s life, they were allowed to confess their misdeeds, their regressions and their sorrows to her, and, according to […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #12: Me, “I Have A Bad Hip!” Wife, “You Have A Bad Attitude!”

Here is another way on how to tell it is time for you to have your hip replaced. Over time, my hip was getting worse and worse. I was doing less and less and, not surprisingly, complaining more and more. It was early on a Saturday morning and my wife asks me take out the […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #2: Expert Data – Use Surgeon Scorecard’s Analysis Of Adjusted Complication Rates For 16,000+ Surgeons And 3,500+ Hospitals

How Do You Know The Risks Associated With Surgeon Or Hospital? You don’t know the risks – it is that simple. In fact, realistically, nobody does. That is why they call it the ‘practice’ of medicine. Many problems confront you with selecting an orthopedic surgeon. Let’s briefly touch on a couple of issues that focus […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #42: Self Perception Images Before Hip Replacement Surgery – And How They Dramatically Changed After

Lot’s of things change as you get older and need hip replacement surgery. Here are a few examples. On ‘Walkers’ Before Hip Replacement Surgery: I always thought that the only ‘Walker’ I would need late in life was ‘Johnnie.’ “Here’s Johnnie!” Or worst case, I thought my strange humor, would get even stranger. After Hip […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #13 How To Pack For Hip Replacement Surgery? Pack Like You Are Going To A Nudist Camp.

Going In For Hip Replacement Surgery? Wondering What To Wear? What To Take? What To Pack? – Don’t overthink your options. In this post, we share your hip replacement surgery packing list. Pack Your ‘Go Bag’ – You really won’t need much to take to the hospital. I wore shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops. I […]

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