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Hip Replacements, Cool Name for a Band?

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Hip Replacements, Cool Name for a Band?
Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:22 PM

Welp......20+ years playing hockey and general tomfoolery has caught up with me.  At the ripe old age of 44 I am heading towards a hip replacement. 

I was told by my doc that there is no such thing as an "Athletic" hip replacement and I'm gettng Grampa's Hip.

So my running and jumping days are coming to an end, but for the next few weeks I have a built-in excuse to hide from chores and spend time at the bench.  Surgery is scheduled for Nov 25, so nothing to do on Thanksgiving but rest and watch football.

Scared to death about the surgery, but more concerned about how the painkillers are going to impact my airbrushing.  Could have some psychadelic paint jobs coming up Propeller

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:44 PM

All the best and praying for a swift recovery DS! I'm 47 and my knees are shot. But, I'm glad that you're getting this taken care of now. The older you get the harder it is to recover from such things.

Chad

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Posted by garylee on Friday, November 20, 2020 2:04 PM

Don't know about the name of a band, but it would be a great name for a tour. Tyler had one ... Aerosmith - The Hip Replacement Tour. 

That might even be better than some of the bands that are on their 47th Farewell tour, eh?

 

Good luck with the surgery, hope you have a swift and full recovery. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 20, 2020 2:14 PM

The Boss had her right hip replaced five years ago and everything was back to normal if not better within a few months.

She had her right knee replaces a couple of months ago and the recovery has progressed nicely if slowly and the pain remains.

The gerneral opinion is that knees are harder than hips. Do your diligence before picking a doc.

 

Wish you the best; you should be fine soon!

 

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Posted by fox on Friday, November 20, 2020 3:31 PM

Best of luck for the operation and a complete and speedy recovery. 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, November 20, 2020 3:40 PM

My brother had this procedure last year at 52 years of age.  Within a day  he was walking with the aid of a crutch and a few days after that you would never guess he had surgery.  I think he was out the same day as the procedure.  You're going to be fine.  Of course always easy to say when it's not me.  

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Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:25 PM

Thanks all for the words of encouragement.  This should be good for a few laughs.  

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:39 PM

There was a band in the 80's call Hipsway... maybe you could join the reunion tour Indifferent

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:59 AM

Who will be the lead singer, Arthur Itis?........... Mate been some surgery myself of late and whilst thats not fun, the amount of guilt free time on the bench.... Heaven on a stick. Good luck and hope all goes well.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:26 AM

Quick update, surgery went great. Walking around like a champ.  Ain't medical technology wonderful?

Under the category of "when it rains it pours" I was transferring myself from the walker to the couch and snagged my ring finger I such a way that I tore the tendon and now have a "mallet finger"

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:03 AM

Glad to hear your surgery went well. Sorry about the finger.

BTW, now that you are recovering I'd like to mention that in reading your thread title, the answer that came to mind (before I read about your actuall issue) was "Yes, and I know a guy who belongs to a band called Viagra Falls".

Get better and be careful, please.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:10 PM

Viagra Falls!  That's funny.  I worked for a band in my college days called the New Directions.  Seemed harmless enough until you say it out loud a few times.

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:57 PM

Big Smile that's a doozy!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, November 30, 2020 9:00 AM

After decades of running and one bad trip at zero dark thirty on Fort Knox, I have a knee that decides not to work well every so often.

I'm glad your operation went well. A hip takes a lot of abuse.

As far as a band name, I belong to the over 55+ World of Warcraft guild called "Ancient Artifacts" with players in their 60s and 70s and I've heard there are some in their 80s.

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Posted by rcguy on Monday, November 30, 2020 11:11 AM

We had the band (Tragically Hip) that where from here in Canada.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 30, 2020 11:38 AM

Been Threatened;

    But the doc says "Well, we'll wait and see". Excercise is keeping me going pretty good. Only have pain in Knees and Hips if I sit around to many days in a row. Gotta say for all the athletic things I did as a short guy, have actually helped. Legs cramp a lot, No Meds! Doc says I have "Swimmer's Legs." Muscles overdeveloped from Scuba Diving!

 He doubles as a Doctor at a Sports Medicine clinic.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, November 30, 2020 7:48 PM

Rob Gronovius

After decades of running and one bad trip at zero dark thirty on Fort Knox, I have a knee that decides not to work well every so often.

I'm glad your operation went well. A hip takes a lot of abuse.

As far as a band name, I belong to the over 55+ World of Warcraft guild called "Ancient Artifacts" with players in their 60s and 70s and I've heard there are some in their 80s.

 

Oh man.  That sucks.  From what they told me last week, knees are a much more complicated procedure.  Seems counter-intuitive but apparently knees have more going on than hips.  That said, it's been less than a week and I'm already done with the walker, cane and hardcore pain meds.

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