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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:00 PM
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Suggestions for post-hip-replacement gift??
My best friend (and ex-) had hip replacement surgery yesterday. I'm going in to see her today, and wanted to bring something better than the ole flowers/balloons/magazines....
Well I'll probably bring those too, but I wanted to know what gift might be useful for her recovery and aftermath of the operation. I know she's getting great care in hospital for a few days, but I'm wondering if there's any smart/practical gift that might help out after she goes home again. Special pillows?

Anyone with experience on either end of this "equation"? I welcome your suggestions!

:hi: and thanks in advance....

-Drum
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:07 PM
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1. I suppose a Hula-Hoop is out of the question

(Sorry)
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:18 PM
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2. This may sound silly, but when my mother had her knee replacement ...
this item was indispensable!



It's only $10, but it came in so handy when she needed to pick something up from the floor or reach for something in a low drawer or cabinet. :-)

http://support-mobility.drleonards.com/Support-Mobility...
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:19 PM
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3. now that's a good idea!
thank you!
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:25 PM
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4. Glad I could help!
Edited on Thu Aug-30-07 01:30 PM by BattyDem
:hi:

I bought her a couple of them ... she kept one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen. Now that she's healed, they still come in handy when we drop something behind the dresser. :-)

Check the gift shop at the hospital or rehab center she's in. They may have it - that's when I bought them.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 01:26 PM
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5. I was going to say a can, but that is even better....
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 02:39 PM
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6. How about a gift certificate for an hour of your time
when she gets home? Her mobility is going to be decreased for a few weeks, and she'll need help with things like shopping. She won't be able to drive because she won't be able to sit.
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hamerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 04:28 AM
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7. I'm having this done Wednesday,
and there are several things that would help her. Of course the "grabber" mentioned previously, although not the one pictured. There is another kind with more of a "jaws" end instead of the "tweezer" end shown. Also coiled elastic shoelaces if she wears lace-up shoes. You simply thread them through the eyelets, no need to tie the laces. Of course a long-handled shoe horn will come in handy. Since she will be sleeping on her back for a while, one of those wedge pillows would be great. The 7" high one, not the 12" high one. I'm already using one, and it is a great product for both side and back sleepers! Can't say enough good things about it.
The hour of time suggestion was wonderful. Some things we do and take for granted will be very hard for her for a month or two. Emotional support is a critical one as well.
Here's wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery and kudos to you for being able to keep your ex as your best friend.
:hug:

dumpbush
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