The reason why I will not undergo hip revision/trial for 2nd SCS until 'tis COLD weather .....

 
Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Jul 02, 2013 10:36 AM

I live in Sweet Home Alabama. The summers are very humid + hot= quite miserable. "yes" we do have AC down here in the southern part of the states but it is still not a good time to undergo elective surgery if that makes sense. LOL. Plus I want to ride my horse, Hershey this summer for as long as I can. The orthopedic surgeon will "not" allow the SCS trial (perm stim) until 6 months out from the hip surgery due to the risk of a possible infection. Thus I will continue as I am doing now. Taking my Percocet TID as needed for pain and my Zanaflex for my muscle spasms TID but most times I take these tabX3 @ bedtime. Unless I am having a lot of muscle spasms during the day. They do make me sleepy. I will be "out of my saddle" for at least 6 weeks post op following the hip revision (replacement of the plastic shell/liner) The stem of the hip prosthesis that goes down the shaft of my femur/thigh bone is fine NO need to replace that nor the metal component in the acetabulum (ball & socket) of my hip joint. I am so glad that I do have my SCS as it feels like a massage to my muscles and is able to over ride the pain of my lower back. I use the 'sleep' program @ bedtime. Anyhow that is what is going on with me at this time in my life. I want to thank all of you who have sent positive thoughts and prayer down my way. I love you all and appreciated you so very much! Love, support, love & prayers for all my forum friends here on the RAP forum....'bamaVickie

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Posted by trumiester (22 posts)
Jul 03, 2013 8:45 AM

Thoughts and prayers going your way. :-)

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Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Jul 03, 2013 10:05 AM

trumiester, thank you so very much. I so appreciate it lots. Prayer keeps me going..This I do know! Support, luv, hugs & prayer 4U2! TC 'bamaVickie

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Posted by giddyup (2 posts)
Jul 03, 2013 12:15 PM

aww so sorry bamavickie to find out you need your worked on I will defiantly be praying. I hope you can keep on riding I do get on a horse once in awhile I was riding tonight my friend has a special needs 6 year old and I took out riding to try and help her walking get better. I could not help myself and had to get on it felt great at the time but I am hurting now. chris

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Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Jul 04, 2013 11:54 PM

giddyup, thank you for your prayers. I so enjoy riding my little horse Hershey. He is so good for me! luv U 'bamaVickie

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Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Jul 05, 2013 1:13 AM

Just checking...

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