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. DR. RICK ONLY-: The right side of the right leg which has the hip replacement PAINS.Any idea what it id from?
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Hi, Dr. Rick-:
Trying to get to you before the Superbowl, even tho' YOUR Team ain't in it....what guy ISN'T watching tonight???!?
The pain has gotten somewhat more constant over the last week or so....Heat helps(it eases it, and ice deadens it-but both are temporary.I have been on Voltaren for mebbe 2 weeks now-do not recall any precipitating events prior to this-Surgery was Oct. 24th--is it too early to stat complaining, or is this part of my recovery?
Thanx so very much--SO glad you answered!
As you recall, the Orthopedist said just to walk, not to do PT--so i walk as much as i can.
Is it OK to do so even if it hurts?
Thank you for the advice....i really like "having you in my corner..."
Are you dancin' in the aisles as a result of The game?? Wish i could be dancin'....but i s'poze that will come in time as well...
I'll Keep On Truckin'....
I have a "medical"-type question:
How will i know "when" i am OK? I am on this Voltaren, so i assume this masks or gets rid of any inflammation....yet, i worry that when i go OFF of it, "all" will return....do i have to go off of it to find out? Since my Surgery was "only" on Oct. 24th, is it prudent to remain on it(my doc says it is OK--i guess "til [my]stomach blows up!!")--for how long--the important words being " "How will i know if i am healing on my own if i am on the Voltaren?"
Sorry to be such a pain....but you seem to be a patient kinda guy, and i need that at present....
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH,
Thank you for that--you HAVE put my mind at ease--AND i loved the joke!!!! !!!!
Actually, i AM feeling better("leg"-wise--)--'hope this does not jinx anything!!
I appreciate your words--they mean a lot to me.
The leg pain kinda came back w/a vengence....Advil helps, Tylenol helps--but it depresses me that now that i am off the Voltaren, i never know my limits-AND-when i wake up 1st thing in the morning, that leg REALLY pains!
'Will be seeing the Surgeon next week--where should i START w/my questions?
And what is your best advice for NOW?
I could use some encouragement!
Problem has become my Left shoulder now--the Advil seems to have quietd down the thigh/leg discomfort (for NOW, at least).
I was diagnosed w/arthritis in the shoulder and a small bone spur--what do you know about that kind of thing?