Well it is T- 6 days until I get my knee replaced with the latest and greatest. I am nervous about it for sure. Yesterday was the pits, my head was for the first time in 27 yrs not in the game at all. Glad it was a quiet shift. The game was at the knee and thinking about how things were going to turn out in the next 6 months.

How many of you FFs out there have had this or other joints replaced and are still on the job. How are you doing, how did it turn out?

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Well, it's mid-August and it's about time to update.

May 9th, 2022 I had right leg hip replacement. Could not be happier since surgery.

Get a surgeon that does a lot of hip replacements, you don't want one that does 5 per year. You want one that does 15-20 per week, you want the doctor on the cutting edge of technology and abilities.

If your retired and concerned about Medicare and your supplemental insurance, my surgery cost & 94K and I paid under $500.00 out of pocket. Consult with your insurance to be sure!!

Surgery went so easy and relatively pain free, I was actually quite surprised by that, I had expected a good deal more pain than I had. I think I was comparing the hip with the knee replacement from 2007. This was by far much kinder!

Things I learned from this replacement, do what the doctor says don't be foolish, that your time getting better. There should be no rush on your part, yah I know you want to go back to work but, going back when your body is not ready is nuts.  For the hip I was doing rehab 2 twice per week, I'm retired these days and I could do that, for those working the job you should probably do 3 times per week.

Pay attention to what your body is say to you, don't overdo it.

Don Z

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