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Date: 20.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: hip replacement and catheters

Hi guys!
Im having my hips replaced and just have a terrible thought....... Catheter. Do we have to have these for op??
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: louloubelle

Subject: Re: hip replacement and catheters

I didn't when i had either of mine done. Altough the pa hadn't begun to affect my upper body so I was able to lift myself up to use the pan. Very weird trying to deal with all that when the epidural means you can't feel your bladder. The things we have to deal with eh? Also, I was a bit squeamish about having the epiural so they very kindly put that in after i went to sleep - I had a lovely anesthetist!
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: julie

Subject: Re: hip replacement and catheters

I had a catheter for my revision but that was because I had a epidural catheter in for several days and was in HDU. For the other 2 hips there was no catheter - depending on what pain relief you can have, (I couldn't have any) it does hurt trying to go on the bed-pan and its just not normal "going" in bed!!!

Good luck with the ops.
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: hip replacement and catheters

Thanks guys! Im really hopin i dont have to have one but have no upper body strength. Will have to wait and see.
Louloubelle did you have general anaesthetic and epidural?
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