Nurse with hip replacement - page 2
by tatarn2b2007 2,745 Views | 12 Comments
Hi everyone. I am soon to graduate and I had a minimally invasive hip replacement 3 years ago d/t hereditary issues. I was wondering what your thoughts on a nurse working with a hip replacement are. When I had the surgery, the... Read More
- 0Jul 11, '12 by lexxipoo93hi i know you made this post a long time ago but reading your story really made me happy. because i am 19 years old and when i was 12 i couldn't walk anymore because i had an unbearable pain in my hip. it turned out that the cartilage in my hip deteriorated and i had to get my hip fused. when i am in my late 20s i will need a total hip replacement. i really want to be a nurse, i think i would be so good at it and it would make me proud of myself. the only thing is that i am scared that my hip wont be able to handle all of the physical activity. i have no pain anymore and when people meet me they dont even know that anything is wrong with me. i want to go to school for to be a nurse but my hip is the only thing holding me back.
- 0Jul 19, '12 by diva rnI know this thread is old but I just found it....it's a subject near and dear to me....I have had bilateral hip replacements in 2001 and 2002 (not mini invasive either).....GREATEST thing I ever did....I had avascular necrosis....without the replacements I would be in a wheelchair right now....
I have continued my RN career....the whole key is a good rehab...really work at physical therapy...I have not had 1 minute of pain or discomfort since my rehab was finished and unless I think about it, I dont' even know I have hip replacements......
and by the way....in 2006 I had Bilateral knee replacements...and they are just a wonderful....and yes, I am still working.