Surgery vs. Carpentry

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Blog entry by jbschutz posted 01-03-2017 08:20 PM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two days from now, I will be “in hospital” getting a new hip. Not a prospect I am looking forward to, however, my hip has been getting progressively more painful and limiting, so….....
The therapy guy said that this operation isn”t fine, delicate surgery…..more like carpentry. Big tools and swinging a mallet areound…..terms I can relate to.
If all goes well, a few days in the hospital and then home for rehab and recovery. With any luck, I will be able to stand at my saw, drill press, etc. for more than 15 minutes at a crack, without having to sit down for a while. And, maybe, I can go back to walking 9 holes of golf instead of riding. I might even be able to hoist my grandkids up without wondering if I should. With those things as incentive I will attack rehap with a vengence…..and plan to celebrate our 52nd anniversary with Barbie on Kauai on March 6.
Send good vibes….......John

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 09:44 PM

Good luck…I have had mine for years. Take care in recovery and do not twist your body.

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 09:46 PM

Best wishes on surgery, soon you’ll be able to resume all your daily dutys my prayers…Wilson aka Blackcherry

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 10:39 PM

Prayers for a fast recovery. The technology now a days is so amazing, I hope you are not down for long.

When I had my ACL done back in the early 90’s it seemed amazing, but now to hear the stories of what they can do, well it will change your life for the better, and fast.

And I would be willing to bet that in a couple months you will be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 01:18 AM

Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. I’ll just reiterate what’s been said. Those I’ve known who have gone through hip replacement have all had positive outcomes. Here’s to one more!

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 01:56 AM

I have been in health care for maaaany years. I used to work in orthopedics and scrubbed total knee and total hip replacements every single day. Total knee replacements are full of jigs, saws, drills, and chamfer cuts.
THAT is what got me interested in woodworking.

No kidding.

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 07:49 PM

Thanks for the messages…....and the positive thoughts.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 01-06-2017 03:57 AM

Speedy recovery

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 01-06-2017 01:55 PM

Prayers and thoughts of a speedy recovery to you John. Take it slow, one step at a time. My wife got a new hip 2 years ago, and she says she wished she would have done it sooner. Good luck. You’ll be back in the shop faster than you know.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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