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    Left hip replacement
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    Newhip2016 posted:
    3/11/16 I had a left hip replacement. I didn't feel a thing. That is till I woke up 3 hours and 15 minutes later. I woke up and I felt pure pain in my hip. Alls I could do was scream. But I heard the nutse saying she was so sorry but she had to start the pain meds from zero. Thus thats why I feel the pain. She !had to ask what pain level I'm at! I screamed out10! It took for ever for the IV pain med to stop the pain. That is horrible that a patient has to feel so much pain. I still think about that pain. Then for the next few days in recovery they ask me if Im feeling pain. Of course I am. My skin just got knifed my hip bones been sawed pounded on and whatever else. I felt like a junky telling them Im in pain. Then they would give a IV and pain meds. Why do they ask? They got to know it hurts so bad and Im so tired and hurting. but every 3 hours they ask. One time the nurse said she didnt want to give the IV pain med for more important emergencies. You know after she said that I felt bad. But the pain was hurting and I had to convince her it hurts and I need another Iv drip. SHe said one more. I feel its not good to ask these questions. They should know. Im not an alien with different biology. I felt the pain team wasnt up to their excellent work this time. 4 weeks later though Im still using a walker and using only Ibuprofin. Slowly healing


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