Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:35 am

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
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Posts: 255
Location: SC
 
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:35 am linkquote
Get well soon Attila. Wishing you the best for a speedy recovery.
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:23 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:23 am linkquote
I hadn't been to the bathroom (solid) for 5 days and today they gave me an enema with a tube that is 30 centimeters long ...
In bed and diapers, it was awful!
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:30 am

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:30 am linkquote


Seriously … I hope you feel regular better soon.
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:32 pm

Member
still shopping
Joined: 01 Nov 2021
Posts: 6
Location: LeftCoast usa
 
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still shopping
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Location: LeftCoast usa
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:32 pm linkquote
YIKES!! I hope after that they got the cork out. Good Luck!
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:12 pm

Enthusiast
2005 GT200L (Jiffy5), 2021 GTS 300 hpe
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Posts: 50
Location: Alberta, Canada
 
Enthusiast
2005 GT200L (Jiffy5), 2021 GTS 300 hpe
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Posts: 50
Location: Alberta, Canada
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:12 pm linkquote
...Well, I hope you don't have to do that again. Hang in there Attila!
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:17 pm

Hooked
2005 GT 200, 2021 GTS 300 Super (yellow), 2021 GTS 300 Super (white)
Joined: 13 Sep 2016
Posts: 429
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
 
Hooked
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Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:17 pm linkquote
They should have told you to start taking stool softeners 5 days prior to surgery, as well as after your surgery until you were able to go. I learned my lesson after my first back surgery. I didn't go for over 10 days!
Attila wrote:
I hadn't been to the bathroom (solid) for 5 days and today they gave me an enema with a tube that is 30 centimeters long ...
In bed and diapers, it was awful!
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:02 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
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Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:02 pm linkquote
Remember to ask for the XL neck size bottle urinal.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:42 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:42 am linkquote
Did they allow you to become dehydrated?
That's usually why you get blocked up on the exhaust side.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:31 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:31 am linkquote
It's because of my pancreatic disease ... I'll have to repeat this every three days for the next ten days, minimum.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:13 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:13 pm linkquote
If you're lying in a bed, you can't call upon gravity to lend a hand.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:03 pm

Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
Joined: 24 Apr 2021
Posts: 216
Location: Escondido CA
 
Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
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Location: Escondido CA
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:03 pm linkquote
Pain meds can also hold up the show.
Hope you get past the physical and mental discomfort soon.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:13 pm

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 20 Jun 2020
Posts: 116
Location: Ventura, CA
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 116
Location: Ventura, CA
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:13 pm linkquote
If you're in SoCal food and drinks on me; or next time I'm in Southern Italy - let's scoot and enjoy your successful rehabilitation!
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:25 pm

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
 
Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:25 pm linkquote
Pain meds and anesthesia can really mess with your bowel movements. There are indignities that have to be dealt with as you... um, move on. When you are able to move about, you will find the other movement will happen with more regularity.

Since we're all close here (and dispensing TMI), I took stool softeners for a month after my hip replacement. As my physical therapist told me (repeatedly): "Everyone heals at a different pace - don't compare your recovery to anyone else's. Do the work. Expect plateaus in your progress, but keep doing the work."

Keep us posted. Sometimes it helps to talk about it. Oh, and the meal looked decent - for institutional type food. You need to eat to keep your strength up.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:51 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
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Posts: 7642
Location: New Zealand
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:51 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Lunch today, risotto, chicken, broccoli and a banana
Well, there's a good reason to get well and out of there as soon as possible.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:42 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:42 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
I hadn't been to the bathroom (solid) for 5 days and today they gave me an enema with a tube that is 30 centimeters long ...
In bed and diapers, it was awful!
oh, ahem, 😊thanks for sharing that.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:14 am

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2938
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
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Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:14 am linkquote
I'm sorry you're struggling right now Atilla, but confident that you'll be better in the end.

Be sure to remain diligent with physical therapy, that will be a key contributor to your long term results.

Best Wishes!
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:44 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
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Posts: 1961
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
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Location: Adelaide
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:44 pm linkquote
What's for breakfast?
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:07 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:07 pm linkquote
4 rusks, a glass of tea and a lousy little packet of jam ...
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:17 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1037
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Posts: 1037
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:17 pm linkquote
It's Saturday!, where's the espresso & croissants?
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:55 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:55 pm linkquote
It's a hospital not a bar ...
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:24 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:24 am linkquote
Many hospitals in South Africa have outsourced / insourced their meals to brand name catering chains.
My last stay I was brought a menu every afternoon to order my evening meal and breakfast.
You could also call down for cappucino, espresso, etc and have it delivered to your bedside.
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:34 am

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
 
Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:34 am linkquote
The goal should be: eat what they give you and do the physical therapy so you can get better, get out of there, and eat what you really want!

The physical therapist who was a big help after my hip surgery said, "Your goal for the first two weeks is to survive."

Eat the rusks; ask for another packet of jam. Each meal, each exercise, is a building block for this next chapter. The sooner you get better, the sooner you can get out of there.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:50 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:50 am linkquote
Hello everyone, I read to you but I do not intervene ... I do not have the right spirit at the moment.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:58 am

Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 274
Location: NE Ohio, USA
 
Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 274
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:58 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
Hello everyone, I read to you but I do not intervene ... I do not have the right spirit at the moment.
Attila,

Sorry to hear you are feeling down. I hope that well wishes from all across the planet will lift your spirits today.

Good Morning from the American Mid-west.

Chris from CLE



Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:18 am

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
 
Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:18 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
Hello everyone, I read to you but I do not intervene ... I do not have the right spirit at the moment.
I feel your pain and frustration. The funk (what you call not having the right spirit) is something most people have to work through after major surgery. You anticipate the "getting better" prior to the surgery, and it doesn't happen right away. Sometimes it feels like you went through all that and it isn't ever going to get better. For me, I had to get mad (as in: angry, not crazy) to get through the worst of that.

You are the one in control of the process. It may not feel like it when you are the one laying there hurting, hoping someone will bring you the next pain med early, not able to get to get up or around on your own. It sucks. But, the only way through it is to get your head into making progress. There is no short cut between where you are now and where you want to be, without doing the work. Decide that today is the last day of not having the right spirit and start figuring out what you can do... can you wiggle your toes and rotate your ankle? That's a start. Get yourself sitting up and practice standing up. Then rest and listen to some relaxing music. Then start working again.

Your physical therapists will have exercise routines for you to do. If they show you how to do 3 leg lifts, do the 3 leg lifts. Then rest and catch your breath. Then try for 4. Repeat. Add a new movement to the routine. Then, another. This is one of those situations where just resting isn't going to get you better. And, after being immobile for a while, it is going to take a lot of work to get things moving again.

You are a good spirit in this forum. We want to see you get better. We want to see you riding again. Picture that in your head and understand that getting back to that point is a journey. It is time to take the first steps on that journey, and that means getting your attitude right. If you think you can, or think you can't... you are right.

The process starts when you fire up the right spirit. Keep us posted.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:14 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:14 am linkquote
Today I walked using a rollator walker, the therapist followed me ... No pain in the prosthesis, I was short of breath from exertion. The hip bends 90 degrees and that looks good, it lacks muscle mass but they tell me it will do with training. My biggest enemy is depression ... I have a smartphone that with unlimited internet allows me access to YT and many films and documentaries, I read a few books but still stay away from my home and my mother (with Covid visits are forbidden), and swells my heart with sadness...
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4069
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Location: Tempe, AZ
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 pm linkquote
Feel better, Attila. The post count on MV is down in your absence!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:33 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2262
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:33 am linkquote
Attila,

Family is important. You have family here. Not much to get a hug from, but
here for you amigo mia.

Bob Copeland
Lake Wobegon Minnesota
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:25 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:25 pm linkquote
Syd wrote:
Feel better, Attila. The post count on MV is down in your absence!
Yes, if it keeps up like this Jess will think the forum is broken!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:29 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:29 pm linkquote
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:06 pm

Addicted
2006 GT200L "Lone Star"-Sold, 2006 Yamaha Majesty YP400(Sold), 2005 Genuine Stella 150 2T "Smoky"(Sold).
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 761
Location: Texas
 
Addicted
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:06 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Today I walked using a rollator walker, the therapist followed me ... No pain in the prosthesis, I was short of breath from exertion. The hip bends 90 degrees and that looks good, it lacks muscle mass but they tell me it will do with training. My biggest enemy is depression ... I have a smartphone that with unlimited internet allows me access to YT and many films and documentaries, I read a few books but still stay away from my home and my mother (with Covid visits are forbidden), and swells my heart with sadness...
Howdy! from Texas.

Think about how good you'll feel very soon. Today will pass.

Plus, as you replace your original parts with new ones, your average age goes down!

Be well.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:17 pm

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
 
Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: south Texas
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:17 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Today I walked using a rollator walker, the therapist followed me ... No pain in the prosthesis, I was short of breath from exertion. The hip bends 90 degrees and that looks good, it lacks muscle mass but they tell me it will do with training. My biggest enemy is depression ... I have a smartphone that with unlimited internet allows me access to YT and many films and documentaries, I read a few books but still stay away from my home and my mother (with Covid visits are forbidden), and swells my heart with sadness...
Now to start building stamina and muscle! One thought regarding missing your home and Mother: since you have unlimited internet, what is the possibility of Facetime, Zoom, or Google Meeting with your Mother? If she doesn't have the device or know-how, I'm guessing a friend or neighbor may be able to help her.

Last Christmas, when our daughter couldn't come to visit us, we did a few Facetime calls over the holidays. Not the same as actually being together, but better than not being able to see each other. First time in 48 years that we weren't together for Christmas. You make the best of what the situation allows.

Upright and moving is a great start. The walker is a tool: you use that tool until you're ready to move on to the next.
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:06 pm

Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
Joined: 15 Sep 2016
Posts: 252
Location: Nashville, Tn
 
Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
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Posts: 252
Location: Nashville, Tn
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:06 pm linkquote
We are still pulling for you, hang in there and show us how tough you really are!!!
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:08 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 8140
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Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:08 pm linkquote
Last night I went through hell! Excruciating intestinal pains, the nurses said: "you have to evacuate only in the afternoon! "and I suffer in waiting ...
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:45 pm linkquote
Today I dropped the "bombs" ... Literally!
I am better in general and the rehabilitation therapy continues, on Monday I start walking with the "walker".
But what an effort!
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm

Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
Joined: 24 Apr 2021
Posts: 216
Location: Escondido CA
 
Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
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Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm linkquote
It's good to hear of your improvement and increased production. Every step brings you closer to home!
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:27 pm

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:27 pm linkquote
It was getting the muscles back in shape that was the most difficult for Dad. Just accept it's going to take time.

He's 81 and walks better than he has in years. You WILL get there!
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:38 pm

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'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:38 pm linkquote
But that's good news and a sure sign than you are on the mend. Congratulations and for your health care system! Now I'm wondering when you will be back in your own comfy house, more back to normal and dare I say it? TAKING YOUR FIRST SCOOTER RIDE! Not trying to rush you, you'll know when it's right.
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:23 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Posts: 1555
Location: Ohio
 
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Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:23 am linkquote
jimc wrote:
If you're lying in a bed, you can't call upon gravity to lend a hand.
The pain meds!
They shut down the plumbing.
YES, I should have been given stool softeners, etc., etc. and warned before my knee surgery.

I rec'd nothing - paid miserably for it days later. Probably should get surgery to repair the damage....

O.S.
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:02 am

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
 
Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 1059
Location: south Texas
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:02 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
Today I dropped the "bombs" ... Literally!
I am better in general and the rehabilitation therapy continues, on Monday I start walking with the "walker".
But what an effort!
Those are "the first steps" to recovery. I can't stress enough how moving around will help you: physically, bowel-wise, and attitude.

I had a love-hate relationship with the walker after my hip replacement. Granted, you have had a significantly longer time between the surgery and the start of using the walker, but it will make a difference AND get you back to moving from an upright perspective. You will find an increase in your upper body strength as well as gaining back the hip function. It will take time AND a lot of work and grit.

Every recuperation is different. This is just a personal example, and certainly not meant to be a prediction: a friend of mine had hip replacement surgery 3 days after mine; different doctors, different hospitals. He recovered significantly faster than I did. Literally, he was walking without a cane 10 days after surgery, I was still having to use the walker. He backed off the regular contact we had because he was concerned I would feel bad or jealous of his faster progress. Honestly, I was happy for him and I think it made me work harder. When the in-home rehab ended (we both had that, I had to have mine extended by a couple weeks), he stopped exercising. At that point, I felt I was just getting started. I was determined to walk and exercise myself to better conditioning, and that is how it worked out. Six months after the surgeries, I was more flexible and had better stamina.

All that to say: your recovery will be different, but the work you put into it WILL pay off in the long term. I wish you all the best with this next chapter... keep pushing.

Progress reports here are appreciated.

Jim
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