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woofas | 15:23 Mon 17th Feb 2020 | Body & Soul
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Recently returned from hospital after hip replacement to realise that my usual trips to the loo during the night were going to cause considerable difficulty and discomfort. What to do as it was too late for anyone to visit a supplier? I settled on a plastic milk bottle taking great care there were no snags in the neck! Talking to others in the last few days I realise this is a widespread problem, someone even used a ceramic bread bin!
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..... the toilet ...... no problems after my hip replacement.
Reading some reviews from the above product ^ It's hard to use laying down but some of the reviews mention pain sitting down onto the toilet and up again. Something like this may stop the need for sitting down.
I would have hoped they would make sure you could manage the toilet before discharge, until you get sorted then bottles such as posted above are available for men as well as women and inexpensive.
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Teacher: I am amazed you were able to drag yourself in and out of bed three times on the first night home! Your drug intake must have been off the scale.
The Devil: Had I realised beforehand I would have bought one of those or similar. Benefit if hindsight
I got up and used t a couple of times On my first night at home - charmingly refered to as my throne by the family
Plastic jug.
"The Devil: Had I realised beforehand I would have bought one of those or similar. Benefit if hindsight"

The benefit is, once you have them then you have them. Great for long distance car journeys as well as situations as in the OP. It's a good idea to have two if you do think of getting one, and make sure to get for the right gender as they are different!
If the problem is walking then I mean at the time i'm sure any receptacle would be beneficial to save the pain.

If the problem is getting up and down, then it may be an idea to just urinate in the shower.
Didn't have a problem after my hip replacement, but knee replacement was a different story. Bedroom upstairs, bathroom downstairs (14 steps). No way would I have made it on two sticks so had a commode. Problem was I needed help to empty it but family were stars. All OK now but awaiting a second knee replacement so it will be "here we go again".
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I am referring to emergency measures on the first night! Not what I could have done had I realised that although I was able to actually use the toilet, the problems of getting into and out of bed following a major operation made the whole thing quite daunting.
Failing a bed pan (available from most chemists) then unfortunately the only other suggestions I could think of for laying down urination would be an adult diaper. That would be the most pain free but most unpleasant option.


https://superdrug.com/Health/Independent-Living/Bedroom-%26-Sleeping-Mobility-Aids/Slipper-Bed-Pan-with-Lid/p/700925
Husband used a receptacle bought from the pharmacy. I guess it’s easier for men than women.
Hip replacement, fractured femur, 5 hours operation.
Sent home after 4 days. Alone in house. 17 stairs up to toilet.
When I had hips replaced 18 years or so ago they kept me in for 10 days or so. Husband here then so help at home.
Nowadays you just have the op and sent home. No aftercare.
Good luck, woofas.
Cereal Container £1 from Poundland.
kept crutches by the bed and used the bathroom no problem x
^^^^^occupational therapy dept supplied me with raised toilet seat with arms x
Not a hip replacement ,yet, however when I had my quadruple bypass the post op pain was the worst I encountered after they had split my sternum and wired it back together.In hospital the nurses could lower the bed and pull me upright. No such luxury at home 6 days later.I couldn't climb up or down stairs from bedroom to toilet. My wife bought a miniature plastic dustbin like 'dusty bin'. Brilliant. Peeing in a recumbent position was a doddle. I didn't perfect in the dark though. :-)
I think that everyone's problems after hip replacement will be somewhat different to those of others. When I collected an elderly friend from hospital after she'd had a hip replaced, she insisted on doing a full 'big shop' in Tesco on the way home. I offered to do it for her and I offered to push her round the store in a wheeelchair but she insisted on walking on her own for over half an hour, while stretching and bending to reach different shelves. (I kept on volunteering to help but she was having none of it!). So I doubt that getting up in the night to pee worried her too much!

However I had a prostate op last month, after not being able to pee for a year. (I'd been living with a catheter fitted). Since I'd not used the relevant muscles for so long, I had very little control 'down below'. For the first few days after I came out of hospital I carried a plastic bucket with me wherever I went in the house and it stood beside my bed all night. I had my uinderpants permanently stuffed with wads of kitchen towel too!

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