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  1. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi Thanks for checking in. I've physically been doing ok. Started driving about a week and a half ago and so that helps heaps. Mentally....not so good. Been very down and even though I always try to be positive...this time it's been hard. I just wonder if it will ever really be over. I...
  2. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Thanks to you all for your kind wishes It's nearly 2 weeks since surgery and this has been so far the easiest. Not much pain...more discomfort. I'm not using crutches anymore and have started doing some basic household duties like a load of washing and just hanging it on an airer and folding...
  3. Vetgirl

    THR My Hip Trip - Second Verse

    I'm so glad you are getting some relief @HollyB no need to catch up on my thread....it's up to 61pages....:rotfl:
  4. Vetgirl

    THR 11 months post op still in pain!

    So sorry to find you still in pain. I'll watch with interest to see what Jo says (((Hugs)))
  5. Vetgirl

    THR My Hip Trip - Second Verse

    Glad to hear your surgery went well but sorry you are feeling so lousy. I hope they can fix the problem soon for you, best of luck
  6. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi Sorry for the delay in updating.... Surgery went well. I had a spinal and light anaesthetic. Came back into my room at about 10.30 pm and didn't get to sleep until 3 am. You all know how it goes...constant obs, drugs and for me IV abx...before and after surgery. Didn't sleep well and...
  7. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful well wishes. It's been an emotional day...first I saw the movie 'the theory of everything ' tear jerker. Then I get home and there's a fridge full of meals for the family from our primary school mums even though our girls are in high school Then the tears...
  8. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi I am having my surgery next Wednesday 4th Febraury. Why put off what has to be done? I meet with the surgeon in the morning to discuss concerns etc....my choice @Josephine I got the scan results and OS says it's all good. I have one of the reports done by one of the Drs although my OS...
  9. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi @bottomshollow @Poppet just wondering if I could change my thread title to .........something like...... Infection, dislocation, revisions and life beyond...... Any other ideas??????
  10. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Thanks everyone....it's a blow for sure. I was so pumped to get a job after the scans I had planned for next week, after the initial dislocation and I was due to come off the abx in February too. I feel like I'm in a nightmare that's can't quite escape ....it's definitely very hard to keep...
  11. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Thanks @Josephine that's what he's thinking. He just called it a non dislocating type prosthesis. Thanks for explaining
  12. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Well....hard to believe I'm here again.....late on Australia Day I dislocated my hip...again!! We had friends over and I moved forward on the chair and boom. Too easy. Ambulance called. Disaster...couldn't get a vein. Pain amazingly ok ....I thought it mustn't have been right out as it was...
  13. Vetgirl

    THR 2 weeks post op and miserable

    Ta @dianehelen back on restrictions...have a walker until wooziness from general wears off. Youngest daughter starts high school tomorrow so at least they let me out to be there for that xxxx
  14. Vetgirl

    THR 2 weeks post op and miserable

    No ...not so good. Another dislocation yesterday. I'll probably need another surgery to insert a non dislocating prosthesis @dianehelen It's a shock xxx
  15. Vetgirl

    THR 2 weeks post op and miserable

    Hi @dianehelen and @shrinkette thanks for the updates and happy new year. I really hope 2015 is the year for you both in terms of your recovery....it's been a long year for us all Thinking of you often
  16. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi everyone I Saw the surgeon today and he was really good. He Explained that the chance of dislocation after 1st surgery is less than 1% but after a revision it rises to 10-20%. He said that the capsule around the joint....is like a ligament and after surgery would take about 3 months to...
  17. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi just a question that @Josephine or other moderators may know....is it possible that the infection could have something to do with the dislocation? Although I remain on abx I'm assuming that it probably doesn't but who knows??? Will be interesting to see what the Dr says on Thursday Xxx
  18. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes. I've pretty much been lying in bed and resting/ sleeping. I feel very bruised and tender all over....I feel like I've been in a car accident!!! My stomach and ribs are sore, buttocks, back, neck and of course leg. Just giving in to it. I feel pretty...
  19. Vetgirl

    Hip Infection Infection, dislocation, revisions, & life beyond

    Hi Everyone Well I actually dislocated my hip on Friday afternoon .....and yes it's true that you will know it if you do it. The pain!!!! It was My youngest daughters swimming carnival and when we got home it was so hot so we invited our little neighbour in and I was sitting on the steps...

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