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Posted: 4/16/2008 7:05:17 AM EDT
Well i'm sitting here at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.  I flew in from Atlanta, GA this morning.  My father is having a total hip replacement.

It came about due to him having a disease called AVN.  About AVN Disease

Currently my mother is in Hawaii on vacation.  She knew he would be having surgery, but as far as she knows he's having it when she returns from Hawaii.

He did not tell her he was having it done in order to keep her from worrying while she is on holiday.  Needless to say... even if he survives the hip surgery, he's still a dead man when she finds out.  So am I, since I didn't inform her either.

I'm observing the surgery, but my father said I wasn't allowed to take pictures and post them on the internet.  LOL  I asked, trust me.

From what i've been told, the surgery only lasts about an hour, and recovery room time is 1-2 hours in length.  They said he would be up and walking in no time and back to normal in less than a month.  Modern medicine and technology is amazing.

Wish him luck guys.

Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:08:25 AM EDT
Hope the surgery goes well!!  Prayers sent!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:10:00 AM EDT
The hospital internet allows me to access ARFCOM but does not allow me to access porn.  Now what am I going to do for the next few hours?

The largest Bass Pro east of the Mississippi is only a short drive from the hospital.  Maybe I will go there.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:11:02 AM EDT
are you British?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:13:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
are you British?


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:33:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 7:36:09 AM EDT by Prep]
Go to the Fraiser Arms Historical Musuem in downtown Louisville, or the Louisville slugger musuem also in downtown Louisville.  If theres any specific activity you enjoy tell me and I'll tell you where to find it in Louisville.



Prep
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:34:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:37:21 AM EDT
Good luck to your pops!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 11:54:47 AM EDT
UPDATE:

My father is out of surgery.  Doctor said it went very well.  No hiccups.  Very little blood loss.  My father is now in recovery where he will spend the next two hours.  I won't see him until then.  I'll update again when I talk to him.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:01:01 PM EDT
An hour for a total hip? Wow...the surgeons at that hospital must be better than the ones where I work
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:09:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kylaer_:
An hour for a total hip? Wow...the surgeons at that hospital must be better than the ones where I work


It was more like 1.5 hours.  But still.  Amazing.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:16:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Arcteryx:

Originally Posted By Kylaer_:
An hour for a total hip? Wow...the surgeons at that hospital must be better than the ones where I work


It was more like 1.5 hours.  But still.  Amazing.


That is really fast.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:33:33 PM EDT
Hope things go as well post-op.  Keep an eye on him if there are not sufficient staff to do so - a stroke is a very real possibilty, but permanent injury can be greatly reduced if caught in time.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:37:36 PM EDT
Docs rock. Best healthcare system on the planet. Not sure they can protect him from the better half tho ;)
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:41:31 PM EDT
audubon is an very good hospital your father is in good hands.

if you need any info or help with anything while you are in our great

city sent me a message i will help however i can
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:48:12 PM EDT
AVN is what cost Bo Jackson his professional career
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 3:49:16 PM EDT
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Update 2

In his own private room now.  I snuck in some cookies he loves.  Famous Amos.  He hadn't eaten since 1030 the night before so I don't believe the box is going to last long.    He was chowing down on them.  I'm just letting him rest, and not allowing hospital food near him.  He said he was in the mood for Subway tonight.  So Subway it is.

He says he's still pretty loopy because of all the drugs.  Doctors still say he should be up and about walking a bit tomorrow.  Update again later.


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 3:50:14 PM EDT
Prayers outbound.

I know all too well lately about parents being in the hospital.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:11:51 PM EDT
Good luck.  BTW - If you get a chance would you probe (ask) the doc about knee replacements?  Is it a good idea?  Have there been any great strides in that field of med in the last decade or so?  That kind of thing.  Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:16:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Good luck.  BTW - If you get a chance would you probe (ask) the doc about knee replacements?  Is it a good idea?  Have there been any great strides in that field of med in the last decade or so?  That kind of thing.  Thanks.
My mom had 2 titanium ones put in in 2005.  You won't regret them(well after you recover from the whole post-op pain and PT)
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:41:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Good luck.  BTW - If you get a chance would you probe (ask) the doc about knee replacements?  Is it a good idea?  Have there been any great strides in that field of med in the last decade or so?  That kind of thing.  Thanks.


I spoke to the Doc.  Said he doesn't deal with knees.  Only hips.  He suggested talking to a specialist in that specific area.  Sorry he was no help.  I tried.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Arcteryx:

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Good luck.  BTW - If you get a chance would you probe (ask) the doc about knee replacements?  Is it a good idea?  Have there been any great strides in that field of med in the last decade or so?  That kind of thing.  Thanks.


I spoke to the Doc.  Said he doesn't deal with knees.  Only hips.  He suggested talking to a specialist in that specific area.  Sorry he was no help.  I tried.


Thanks for the effort.  Again, good luck!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:44:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Arcteryx:

Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
are you British?




................"Holiday".....................
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:44:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Deej86:

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Good luck.  BTW - If you get a chance would you probe (ask) the doc about knee replacements?  Is it a good idea?  Have there been any great strides in that field of med in the last decade or so?  That kind of thing.  Thanks.
My mom had 2 titanium ones put in in 2005.  You won't regret them(well after you recover from the whole post-op pain and PT)


Hey, that's good news!  Does your mom like to walk, play golf, tennis?  I'm hearing some good stuff.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 4:46:32 PM EDT
Hope the surgery goes well and everything will be fine.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:45:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tau-neutrino:

Originally Posted By Arcteryx:

Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
are you British?




................"Holiday".....................


Oh.  Umm no.  Born and raised US of A.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:45:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Elduke:
Hope the surgery goes well and everything will be fine.


Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:56:18 PM EDT
Hey bro. Hope all goes well for our dad. And I hope your mom doesn't kill him when he gets out.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:00:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Hey bro. Hope all goes well for our dad. And I hope your mom doesn't kill him when he gets out.


Forget my dad.  Worry about me.  She's going to kill me for not telling her.

Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:08:16 PM EDT
Good luck to your Dad.

I had AVN and had to have my hips replaced. The first in 1999 when I was 31 and the second in 2001 on my 33rd birthday. He will be up and running (or walking) in no time.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:11:29 PM EDT
Prayers sent for Pops!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:25:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garandboy:
Good luck to your Dad.

I had AVN and had to have my hips replaced. The first in 1999 when I was 31 and the second in 2001 on my 33rd birthday. He will be up and running (or walking) in no time.


I'm happy things worked out for you.  Thanks.
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