WOW !!!! Going to get my surgery too !!!!

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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
What a day !!! I went to a different hospital here in NY and got the answed I needed . The surgeon there saw me , got me x-rayed and set me up for hip replacement surgery in a couple hours .He gave me forms that say if my primary doctor agrees I am a good risk which he has said I am repeatedly , and he signs the form , which he said he would , and I sign acknowledgement that there are risks , then its a go .Wow , I nearly dropped , Ive heard so much negative responses from the surgeons in the other hospital that this was wonderful . Anyway my wonderful family , there is light at the end of this tunnel !!! I am a better person for having suffered this ordeal , a better man . Also I've met all my wonderful friends here at HW , you've helped me persevere and cared for me and nurtured me . I'll never stop being your friend .For all the folks going thru an ordeal or difficult situation , hang in there , you can make it thru and be a better person for it . I Truly Love You All , Mikel P.S. I'm looking at about 2-5 months more than likely .

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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Mikel, what a wonderful day! I am soooo happy for you! Hopefully it will happen sooner rather then later! It also makes me see that there is hope for all of us....we just gotta hang in there! Take care of you!


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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
   Oh Mikel!
    This is fantastic news! Oh you ve been through so much, it is about time you had some good news! My husband and I were just wondering how you have been and if you had heard anything aboutt your replacment. I know you have alot of preperation work that needs to be done, but it is almost over now! Gosh I am so happy for you! This is exciting news to say the least!
*warm huggs*
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   Posted 6/23/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Mikel, CONGRATS... will be sending lots of good well wishes to you...
way to go and keep us posted....
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   Posted 6/23/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats Great news Mike! I'm really happy for you! Keep us posted on everything that pans out Bro!
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm happy for you,may your surgery be a success and your recovery smooth sailing.

Kay smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 6/24/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Horray for you Mikel !
seems like everyones' getting cut up these days. Heres hoping it works and you never have to see a scapel again.
Now if we could only solve the problem of those not getting their SSDI, then summer would be looking up for all!
healing painfree days to you all
sick and tired of being sick and tired

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   Posted 6/24/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad you'll be able to get the hip replacement. And also glad about the mammogram results.

Good luck!


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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikel   I'm so happy that you're finally getting the hip replacement.  I wish you good luck on the surgery being a success and you never having chronic pain again.
love and hugs
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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray!!!!!! I am so happy. I am so glad that they are going to help you. You deserve the best and I hope it happens soon. Good job preparing your body and getting ready.

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   Posted 6/24/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   

CONGRATULATIONS!! This is fantastic news. I hope that the surgery is a great success!


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   Posted 6/24/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My Wonderful family thank you so much for your well wushes , I can't stress enough how much your caring and support has meant to me . It not only helped me to endure but taught me how to pass along that caring and help others in the wonderful caring fullfilling way that is sincere and honorable and from the heart . Beckey , Dani , Chartreux and my man Pete Thank you all for caring and sharing my ups and downs !Aunt Kay , Catahoula , Palady , Loretta (love that name !) Melissa Girl , Skeye You have helped make my journey through the pain and fear a worthwhile and positive expierence . Being able to come here at all hours and post or chat with you is a godsend . My situation demonstrates how much this forum can mean to enduring a challenge in a positive way , and being better for trancending the suffereing by using it as a tool to understand yourself , help others and allow yourself to BE helped , and really take it in , and really give it back . Thank You , Thank You , your brother Mikel

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   Posted 6/25/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Mikel I am late getting a note to you but that is great news for you. I have a friend of over 30 yrs that had it done less than two years ago and he is much older than you and he has done wonderful. He should have had it done many years before but kept putting it off mainly out of fear. He said if he had it to do all over again he sure would not have waited like he did and would have saved himself a lot of pain and misery. He was so bad when the dr went in he said his entire socket area looked like cauliflower it was a mess. He can now sit in a chair with both feet on the floor. No more dark circles under his eyes from not sleeping due to pain. In the past 10 years when he was really suffering this guy never took anything except an anti-inflammatory and advil or aleve for pain. He is a very hard headed person and refused to take pain medication, how he did it I will never know. Not longer after that m brother had a partial hip replacement from a fall and he too did great and so will you.

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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Mike, I'm new here, and wanted to add my congrats!  It sounds like this is something you have been
striving for for awhile.   We have something in common, I too will be having to have a hip replacement.
I know the osteoarthritis started when I was in my 20s, because my hips would sometimes hurt at night, 
but only if I got real cold, or was sleeping on a hard surface, like on the ground when camping out.
I didn't really have much trouble till this past year. Fast forward to age 54, and now it hurts pretty bad
when I walk more than a few blocks. Last year, I walked 3 to 4 miles a day, several times a week,
and now suddenly the one thing I love to do the most for excercise is taken away.
My doctor told me after she got the MRI results,  ( I told her both hips bother me,
but she forgot and only ordered one of my left hip!) that I had severe arthritis, and if I were 10 yrs.
older they would want to do a replacement right away.  Now I'm thinking.. you mean I have to suffer w/this
for several more years!?!?    Do they make you wait till you can't walk at all?   sad    
I am interested to hear more of your story if you don't mind, and have the time.
I wish you the best Mike, and hope it turns out really well for you.

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   Posted 6/25/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikel. I don't post often but read many of them including yours. It is amazing to have witnessed the positive changes in you since you started posting here. I am really glad for you that they have happened. You are such a compassionate man who isn't afraid to show it and I admire that. You deserve the best and that includes your hip replacement. I'm very happy for you that it is finally coming through. It will be a lot of work but should make a huge difference for the better in your life. And remember we will be here to help cheer you on every step of the way. Best wishes, Lisa
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   Posted 6/25/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Straydog , its always great to hear from you , thank you for the well wishes and by the way the cellulitus is just about completely gone as well and I have a normal looking leg ! Debbie its great to meet you and thank you for your caring support , as far as I know if you have the insurance and your are in pain and need the hip replacement , it gets done . But if you don't get the answer you want at one hospital try another , thats what I did and it was at the 2nd hospital i got the go ahead/But if your x-rays show the need and your covered they should do it , be sure they understand the pain your in and how its effecting your life , good luck ! Hi geckogirl ! I do remember you and its good to hear from you, thanks for your support , how are you doing my friend ? Please fill me in on how your life is going .Mikel

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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Ok - now on to the hip thing (just wrote on your other post) :) .... When I read your news - I was soooo happy to hear this for you, Mikel. I know this was a long time coming... I've been praying for you, knowing that you would definitely get to the point to have surgery - and I'm so glad you are finally there. I so much hope it rids you of every bit of hip pain and makes things so much easier for you. There definitely IS light at the end of the tunnel - I try to keep focusing on that myself, as you know!

I'm so happy to read all the support you are getting here - support which you so much deserve, as you've given out all of that and then some to others. Thanks for sharing your happy news w/ us all, and again, I'm am so very happy for you.

Hugs from CA... Love, Tina
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Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...

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   Posted 6/26/2010 2:05 AM (GMT -6)   

I am so happy to hear that you are FINALLY going to get your surgery done! I pray that you are able to get it scheduled sooner rather than later, and that all goes well and your pain is completely relieved!

So glad to hear that the cellulitis is almost gone too!


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   Posted 6/28/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much Tina Girl , I hope your feeling well too , you and Ally !! Many thanks to you too Lorie , your caring and your support really mean so much , and I do hope your feeling well too , please keep us posted on your status . Love you both , you are wonderful people ! Love Mikel

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   Posted 6/28/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Mikal,

I'm late to replying to this post, but no less excited than the rest of the group. What wonderful news you've received!!! I am so happy your surgery will be taking place soon - you are going to feel so much better when this is done.

I will be thinking of you on that day, and I keep you in my prayers. I hope the days speed by until it's your day....and then you'll be on your way to a healthier, less painful life!

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   Posted 6/28/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Pam , Glad to hear from you Sweetheart hope your feeling well . I hope your expierencing LPD's and that they continue on and on . Your A Sweetie Bunky Poo !!! Mikel
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