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  1. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Had blood work today. Surgeon and family doctor got results. I got a call from family doctor asking me how I was feeling. Surprised I asked why they were asking. My sed rate and CRP were elevated. My sed rate went from 48 to 63 in the 4 days I've been off antibiotics. I have to say I'm...
  2. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I just had a call from home health care nurse. She received order to remove my PICC line tomorrow. I'm surprised since my sed rate only dropped 2 points this week. 50 to 48. Sure hope it doesn't go back up once antibiotics are out of my system. I've been them since July 18th.
  3. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Well here we are, week and a half later and the doctor extended my antibiotic infusion again till the 18th. He said the reason is my sed rate. It's still elevated which means I still have Inflammation. I lost count of how many weeks it's been. Anyone else go past the normal 6 weeks?
  4. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I was to have pics line removed today but infectious disease doctor wants me on antibiotics another week. White blood count is normal so not sure what caused his decision. Oh well, we are getting uze to getting up at 4 for my infusion.
  5. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I had a little excitement last night. I was walking my dog and when I got to the deck I fell. I landed on both knees and then my head hit. I was able to get up and nothing but my knees hurt. I'm more concerned I'm gong to be listed as a fall risk since this is the second time I've fallen...
  6. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Well it's been 1 month since revision for infection. I'll be on the antibiotic infusion till Sept 1. Most days I have little to no pain. I still need to use a cane. Home health nurse mentioned I'm the only one she worked with that still needed a cane at 1 month. Surely that can't be the...
  7. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    This week I had the staples removed. Incision looks fine. I have very little pain, just feel some stiffness. I have 4 more weeks of the IV antibiotics. I'm doing my best not to get depressed. Having the second surgery so soon after the first took a toll on my body. I feel very weak. I...
  8. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Today I'm feel a little more human. The hip is still sore, but improving each day. I pulled two muscles in my back and that pain is worse than surgery pain. Yesterday I spiked a 101 temperature. With the pain in my back I worried about pneumonia. Home health care came right over. Said my...
  9. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I didn't get home until later afternoon Wednesday. The 2 hour trip was extremely difficult. It's now Friday and my pain hasn't let up yet. Surgeon reminded me this is 3rd surgery in short time and then infection on top. Said it will take time.
  10. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I don't know. Surgeon said any part easily swapped out would be replaced
  11. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I was told it most likely from the bacteria from the colitis. ???
  12. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I had the wash out and some parts removed yesterday. They put in a picc line for antibiotics. Should go home tomorrow. I'm having muscle spasms and they just ordered something for it. My pain jumped to a 10 which surprised me.
  13. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Well the culture grew bacteria so I'm scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning to have it washed out. I can't say I'm happy. Is this surgery a little easier to recover from?
  14. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Surgeon's office called this morning. Said results were inconclusive. Had me go to hospital for more blood tests. I don't understand. You would think it either has bacteria or it doesn't. My pain in groin is the same.
  15. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    I never heard back from OS. Today I went to the ER were I had my surgery. They did another CT, blood work etc. This hospital got hold of the OS and I'm to drive to the OS's town 2 hours away on Monday and they are going to do a joint aspiration. It's the only way to make sure I don't have an...
  16. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Short update. Had follow up with primary care doctor for ER visit. She was reading report for CT scan. They actually scanned hip too. It said there was an area that could be fluid. I don't have report to quote. ER never mentioned this. Doctor didn't like look of incision. She sent me...
  17. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Thank you. I'm still dealing with the nausea from the antibiotics. I keep counting the days till finished with them. I was scheduled for PT today. Told them what was going on. They cut back everything and was concerned about how much pain I'm having after almost a week since last appt...
  18. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Thanks for all the good thoughts. I'm feeling a little bit better. Still having some nausea with the antibiotics. I have zofran and it helps. Question. I had my first out patient PT last Thursday. I was sore Friday and with high fever worried about hip. ER sorted out my problem. But...
  19. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Well my 4th wasn't so great. I had a scare. Friday I started running a 101 temp. My hip was also sore. But I had my first outpatient PT the day before. Saturday still running high temp and only other symptoms was headache and sore hip. I decided to call the on call service and they said to...
  20. Linda1

    Hip Infection* I'm back home

    Wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for the helpful suggestions. I had a surprise today. Last Friday my staples were taken out and steri strips put on. Today the last of the strips fell off and I asked my husband to check incision. Guess what he found! A staple! I don't know how it...

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