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Archive for the ‘Hip Replacement Surgery Tips’ Category


A Broken Wrist (Colles Fracture): 8 One Handedness Tips For Those With An Arm Cast

My Financial Contributions To The US Medical Care System Continues: So… a few years after I had my hip replacement (it wasn’t cheap), I was hiking Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. A beautiful national park to visit. Great place to visit as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has many hiking trails. At the bottom of this post I have […]

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Don’t Give Flowers After Surgery. Instead…

Don’t Make This Common Post-Surgery, Gift Giving Mistake – While I was in the hospital recovering, my father called and asked how I was doing and if he could send me flowers. I politely (?) said that I would only be in recovery for two to three days so there was no need for the flowers. […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #49: ‘The Quantified Recovery Process’

Count On It! OK, so you are a bit obsessive about measuring, analyzing and quantifying things… I get it. I have been known to be a bit of a task master and recorder of effort. In your business or personal life, probably both, you would keep track of a wide variety of items: earnings per […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #48: Three Things Nobody Told Me About Hip Replacement Surgery And My Bowels

I Want To Be Your Great Friend – Nobody likes to talk about your bowel movements, so they don’t. But I will… Right Before Surgery Right After Surgery The Days and Weeks After Surgery Good friends can talk about their sex lives. Great friends can talk about their poop.   Bowel ‘Secret’ #1 – Right Before […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #26: The Prehab I Exercise I Should Have Done

I did quite a few prehab exercises before my hip replacement surgery. But, in retrospect, there is one more set of muscles I should have work upon – my lateral groin muscles. The red arrows show where I was exceptionally weak after surgery. So… When Did I Find Out That My Groin Was Really, Really Weak […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #139: Rehab Pain Is Good (Except For The ‘Abba Syndrome’)

Two (Well, One) Scientific Studies About Swimming I will share information about a scientific study that demonstrates multiple benefits derived from swimming. As a bonus, just for you… I will also share, a not yet published scientific study that demonstrates the lack of benefits derived from swimming while Abba* music is playing, aka the ‘Abba Syndrome’. […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #152: The Stupidest Thing I Did On My First Day Of Post Surgery Swim Rehab

First, A Couple Of Smart Things I Did I was focused and prepared for my hip replacement surgery. I started with prehab exercises about two months before my surgery. I was doing leg exercises in front of the TV and swimming three to four times a week. Then, as soon as I received medical clearance after […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #77: I Haven’t Dropped A Brick In Two Years… (Things I Shouldn’t Have Said)

Treading Water My prehab and post hip replacement surgery rehab exercises started with me treading water. Next, I added workout swim fins to work my hips (both my repaired hip – rehab, and my remaining good hip – prehab). I kept getting stronger and stronger, so I decided I wanted to be… The Next Jerry Rice […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #999: A Brief List Of Hip Replacement Tips, Ideas & Suggestions

Here are a few tips, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, musings, etc.,  in no particular order 🙂 * Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #1: The Most Terrifying Three-Minute Hip Replacement Surgery Video Ever * Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #11 What Are The Odds Of A Medicare Hip Replacement Surgery? * Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #111: Follow All The […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Tip #41: Things I Can Now Do After My Hip Replacement Surgery – 40+ Funny Animated Walking Gifs

After Hip Replacement Surgery I Can Now Do All This There was a time, before my hip replacement surgery, that I was just a regular kinda’ guy.could do any kind of walking, running, moving, etc. But, since my hip replacement surgery, I can now do all kinds of things that I couldn’t do before, like: […]

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