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10. My dear 85 year old (at the time) husband recovered very well from hip surgery after his fall.
Tue Apr 23, 2024, 11:23 PM
Apr 23

It hasn’t bothered him at all since he healed. Since it was during the pandemic I chose to skip rehab and instead have the physical and occupational therapists come to our home masked. For the first month I rented a hospital bed so it was easier for him to get in and out of it and per the medical supply, for hip and back surgery it was best to have a very firm mattress. After the first week he really wanted to try sleeping in our bed which is a firm mattress but not as firm as the hospital bed. He tried it and only lasted 5-10 minutes before the pain made him return to the hospital bed. Then after 3 or so weeks he tried again and made it all night comfortably. I also got a shower chair so he didn’t have to stand along with a getting a hand held shower adapter. He did have a lot of pain and couldn’t take opiates as they make him very wacky.

If it weren’t for his short term memory problems and it was today with Covid vaccines, I’d probably go with rehab for a couple of weeks and evaluate afterwards if a hospital bed would help him.

Sending good vibes.

Update, about my mom. [View all] imanamerican63 Apr 23 OP
I saw your initial post & have been thinking of you - TBF Apr 23 #1
I hope all goes well with her surgery. BlueKota Apr 23 #2
Thanks for the update. sheshe2 Apr 23 #3
I'm sorry about this situtation with your mom. It is much harder brer cat Apr 23 #4
thank goodness there is a speedy plan; this is great news. peacebuzzard Apr 23 #5
my great- aunt broke her hip in the bathroom, + was in the bathroom for hours. luckily we got there early. pansypoo53219 Apr 23 #6
I have an acquaintance in her 90s. shrike3 Apr 23 #7
Thank you Dear_Prudence Apr 23 #8
Thank you. Seeing your Mom in an ER bed is awful experience irisblue Apr 23 #9
Actually, I'm on the road, head'n for the St. Paul. imanamerican63 Apr 23 #12
Safe travels irisblue Apr 23 #13
My dear 85 year old (at the time) husband recovered very well from hip surgery after his fall. MLAA Apr 23 #10
Thanks for the update. Mr.Bill Apr 23 #11
You break a hip, you can't move Warpy Apr 23 #14
Thank you for the update. Sending good thoughts for a successful surgery and a rapid recovery for your Mom. LoisB Apr 23 #15
I hope she heals quickly from surgery. area51 Apr 23 #16
Fingers crossed n/t BaronChocula Apr 23 #17
May her Surgery & Recovery be successful! electric_blue68 Apr 24 #18
That sounds awful for her. Hoping the docs are able to get her sorted and she feels much better soon. Surgery is such mahina Apr 24 #19
safe travels. sending you and your mom light and love. nt orleans Apr 24 #20
Falls AverageOldGuy Apr 24 #21
Holding you both cilla4progress Apr 24 #22
Wishing her a successful surgery and a speedy recovery! calimary Apr 24 #23
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