To add insult to injury, one more thing to keep me from enjoying our hobby. Today I had my hip replaced, making four for four (both knees, now both hips).
My goal is to be cranking and driving the Model K during the Speedster Reunion......
Left, normal knee. Center, my left knee, prior to today's surgery. Right, my right knee, replaced four years ago, (and what I presume the left knee looks like now...). Let the rehab begin.......
Selfie just after coming out of surgery:
And, the ultimate "drip pan." I may need to incorporate this on the Model N and K. Drainage from the incision goes to a collapsible "drip pan.'
Just so I don't become a "total loss system."
Gonna have to start calling you "Steve Austin"!
You do know the drill. Do what the doctors and nurses and rehab tells you. Get better in a timely manner my friend!
Thanks Wayne. Anyone who knows me knows my middle name is (im)patience......
Seriously, thank you for the kind sentiment.
You may not want to hear this unless you are close to the ICU ....
But you kinda remind me of DA BURGER ....
Say it ain't soooooo.......
Damn Rob, you just can't catch a break can you!!! Hang in there, you'll get through all of this. Dave
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Speedy recovery to you Rob! So far I've been able to avoid knife's on both one knee and my shoulder. We'll see how long I can go. When it comes to patience, I'm like you. My wife says I'll never be a doctor, "Because I have no patience(ts)"! Ha ha.
Being an old hand at this sort of thing, you'll be up and about in no time Heal fast and get to crankin'
Rob I hope they used genuine not bogus parts on you! get well soon!
I've had both shoulders and a hip replaced. My knees are still OEM. Good luck, and do the rehab. But I've seen the videos of you pumping iron, so you must be doing something right!
Looks like you came through with your sense of humor intact. By now you've proven the old adage that they can't keep a good man down. Way to go !
Zoiks! You have more new parts than my Crappy T!
Shoot, they'll throw you outta there real soon and prolly make you walk out to the car.
I hope that hey put in a provision for grease fitting's or flip top oilers.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!He might need them down the road a bit.
Just had after thought--- wait till he goes thru the metal; detector at the airport, it will sound like a fire alarm and they may want to do a strip search and then they will do a body cavity search and who know what will follow, maybe two or three xray's, he will be the talk of the airport. The first guy with all metal of non-bone joints!!!!!
Tis' the case so I am sad to report.
I have supped twice with DA BURGER .....
All kidding aside - he is a great guy - you do look like him.
Bill, this isn't my first rodeo. I did both knees 9 years ago and the other hip 4. After the knees, I did New London to New Brighton six weeks later, carrying my crutches on the side of our Model N.
I''m checking out at 1:30, 21 hours after surgery..... Speedster Reunion here I come....
-Best wishes, Rob!-
Faced with a 'replacement' myself, here's wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery. My doc informs me to expect six-months' before returning to 'normal' activities... Do what they tell ya, proper therapy, and not to push it either. (There are still problems for me from an earlier surgery because I was too 'independent'...)
Fantastic progress, Rob. So far, my joints seem to be performing OK, but if or when my time comes I'll call you to get the name of your surgeon.
WOW, 21 hours is impressive !! I was out 3 days later though I understand there is a new procedure where they don't have to cut muscles and tendons. I believe we spoke about that when you had your first one done. All the best !!
I am only half way there - one new knee and one new hip. After the Hip I was home after three days, Knee took longer. It is great what they can do these days to help us older folk stay on our feet.
Get well and heal fast friend!! Bud.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! We will be praying for you.
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Are you home yet? I happen to know there are some hay bales that need to be stacked!
Thanks guys. Yes, home and sore. Now the real work begins.
Yes, best wishes from Minnesota for a speedy recovery....often check for periodic posting about history of or videos of the SPECIAL K.....get well soon!
Did the doc say if you'll be able to run a 4 minute mile now?
Take it slow, eat your vitamins and heal quick. God bless,
Rob – get mobile ASAP.
You and I are both "4 Bangers" - 2 knees and 2 hips. You will be cranking the K in no time.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I am 5 weeks post op from the eighth surgery on my left knee. Got MRSA STaff blood poisoning after orthoscopic surgery. 4 1/2 months in hospital. Got another MRSA infection in an abscess that nearly went to the prosthesis. Right knee replacement, no problem. My mother had both knees, both hips, both shoulders, one elbo, four buckles in one hand.
Get better quickly. I hope that someday I will get to see your "K". I followed it as you were rebuilding it.
Rob, Here's hoping for a complete and somewhat speedy recovery. We want it to turn out 100%!!!
they put medal on medal implants in me bad news. they ended up going back in and removing it
We can rebuild him, we have the technology! LOL Hope you feel better fast. That hip replacement stuff is rough.
Question - did they go in through the front or through the back? I know when they did my dad's it was basically through his cheek, but since then they've started going through the front of your leg and supposedly the recovery is WAY faster and easier. It took my dad right about a year to really be back 100%.
Wish you a good and fast recovery! I am very lucky with a stroke effecting one leg but that's all. After a year its as good as it gets with only two Lipitor and one vitamin D per day.
My other was through the back, and that leg was never as the good (now bad) one. I've been told the front is much better, no muscles cut. I'll know more in a few weeks..
The left front of my thigh/hip. Staples out in two weeks:
If anybody wants a treat, check out the You Tube videos for hip replacement surgery
Rob,I thought that looked like the Tom Brady Football [Deflate Gate] Get well Soon!!! Bud.
Hope you are doing well Rob. You have more experience than myself with this but friends I have told me the only regret they have had is that they waited too long for relief. The procedure is nothing to worry about but I always am concerned with hospital infections. Please stay off pain pills as much as possible.
Your original radio graphs confuse me regarding your left and right knee. Your knee (patella is the knee cap, femur and then the tibia and fibula all go together) looks bad and wrong. What I see is the top of a femur on the left with good space, in the center is a bad interspatial area and on the right the head of the femur is cut off and split with a joint replacement. That isn't your knee it is your pelvis and hip.
Stay well and take ALL the antibiotics. Hospital infections are super bugs.
Rob, Hope your feeling better real soon, did you happen to ask if they could replace a ball socket on a T pan. Jim
You're right, I inadvertently wrote "knee" when I was thinking and showing "hip." Oh well, had the knees done nine years ago...