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Broken hip
Apr 23, 2011
broken hip I broke my hip falling over a chair at the elemetary school where I teach. They pinned it in the hospital, am still in a fair amount of pain and wonder how others have done with this. I am fifty three and thought I was too young for this, what a wake up call. Got off the pain meds a few days ago and am just processing the whole crazy thing.
I cracked my femoral head in three places, its got to heal, the doc says to keep my weight off it. What have others heard about this? How long on crutches? Any advice for me? Its making me nuts not knowing what to expect and the doc has no answers, just won't answer questions.
Re: Broken hip
Apr 23, 2011
[QUOTE=lwagner9;4738400]broken hip I broke my hip falling over a chair at the elemetary school where I teach. They pinned it in the hospital, am still in a fair amount of pain and wonder how others have done with this. I am fifty three and thought I was too young for this, what a wake up call. Got off the pain meds a few days ago and am just processing the whole crazy thing.
I cracked my femoral head in three places, its got to heal, the doc says to keep my weight off it. What have others heard about this? How long on crutches? Any advice for me? Its making me nuts not knowing what to expect and the doc has no answers, just won't answer questions.[/QUOTE]

Dear iwagner:
Since you need to keep your weight off that hip, how about renting either a scooter or lightweight wheelchair? It seems to me either would be better to use as a teacher, than crutches. I have never had to use crutches, but HAVE been a teacher (music) in the classroom and can't imagine being on crutches while teaching. Please let us know what you decide to do and how it goes. :)

Shirley H.





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