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  1. BarbieJ

    Revision THR Has anyone ever heard of late onset metal hypersensitivity in a ceramic on ceramic hip

    Hello John, Z15. You have a lot of company with your modular THR. I have a similar system, but mine is a smith and nephew. I have a titanium modular/ bone sparing titanium stem with a cobalt chromium trunnion attached to a ceramic/zirconium ball with a plastic liner. I have quite a number...
  2. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    I am now thirteen weeks with no antibiotics. I remember Josephine mentioning that sometimes it takes 16 weeks for antibiotics to be withheld before things start to show on blood labs. The AAOS guidelines say two weeks. Not true for some of us. I am learning that anaerobic bacteria, the kind...
  3. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    tashia I took my doggie to the vet yesterday because he has not seemed right. Usually he is with me at my side all of the time. Now he lies in his crate most of the day or in the bathroom on the floor. The vet did X-rays and bloodwork and it looks like he has arthritis in both front legs and...
  4. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Thanks knees I don't know what is in store for me. It doesn't look hopeful at all. I hope God will be with me. I appreciate your note of compassion.
  5. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Thank you everyone for keeping me in your hearts and minds Josephine tashia C Mac glynis I am having my records from Mayo sent to Dr Maale but Mayo said it will take three weeks due to patient backlogs. Dr Maale's office won't get them until after Nov. 7 or so. I have been working on a...
  6. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    I am reading your posts and listening. Is metallosis something that they just have to open you up to figure out what they are dealing with?
  7. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Last thought for the day. The physicians assistant for my orthopedic surgeon up at Mayo told me in June that a hip infection going to ones unoperated hip and infecting that just didn't happen. He said the only time it could happen was if I had HIV or something. Well both of my hips hurt...
  8. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    No, I have not been diagnosed with this. I have been to 4 oral surgeons and two infectious disease doctors, and an ENT. I have had a panoramic x ray and two MRIs. The first MRI said that osteomyelitis cannot be ruled out. The ct scan and second MRI said I had granuloma but was probably...
  9. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Just to help anyone contemplating getting in to see Dr. Maale. If you think it will take a long time - don't delay. I was shocked to find out that it was going to be that quick. He only sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  10. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Josephine tashia alexthecat, and RestAssured, thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. This afternoon, I contacted Dr. Maale's office and they were very kind on the phone. The scheduling secretary was going to give me an appointment for next Tuesday. I was shocked since I had to wait three...
  11. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Thank you Josephine, My thread is now a very long, very sad story and I appreciate that you took the time to read it. I never dreamed when I first posted that things would get this bad. I am believing you and I agree I need to seek someone who is willing to take me on as I am even a challenge...
  12. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    The neurologist at mayo said that I do not have trigeminal neuralgia. The doctors at mayo thought I had atypical odontalgia or atypical neuralgia. But it is pressing up into my head and causing head pain and eye pain. It is unbearable. My teeth feel abscesses and so do the sockets were I had...
  13. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Still struggling and have almost lost my ability to chew foods. My teeth hurt all of the time. I am eating mostly yogurt and creamy foods and drinking ensure. I felt so good in July while I was taking amoxicillin. I am 69 days off of antibiotics and feeling worse with each passing day...
  14. BarbieJ

    THR what is wrong with my progress?

    thanson1964, I keep looking for word from you and worry about you. I just want you to know that we are still out hear thinking about you and going to your post for news. Take care, my friend, I still have not sent my blood to test. Did you do both allergy and ions at the same time? What has been...
  15. BarbieJ

    THR Tashia's Hip is in Recovery, WOW!

    I have dreamed of visiting Hawaii. Thought I would be back to traveling 6 months after my surgery. It is 21 months and it is impossible for me. Cubbie has been going to a veterinary ophthalmologist for redness in his eyes and matter. His tear ducts were blocked and he went through a...
  16. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    I have been hoping for good news and waiting to report. I have been to three different oral surgeons, my dentist and an endo, and I have had three scans, two MRI and a ct. All oral surgeons are diagnosing my dental pain as atypical odontalgia. I had never heard of it. I have unrelenting jaw...
  17. BarbieJ

    THR Tashia's Hip is in Recovery, WOW!

    Hi Tashia, I am seeing my OS next week too. I felt great on antibiotics. Almost pain free. I have been off of all antibiotics for 30 days now and all of my pain especially my hip is returning. Uh oh. I have had so many scans and X-rays and blood tests and all have been normal, but I have...
  18. BarbieJ

    THR Tashia's Hip is in Recovery, WOW!

    Thinking of you. Belated happy birthday wishes to you. You are stronger than you give yourself credit for, and I admire you for all of your strength. We have been tested and naps are a method of pain relief. The car will wait for you and when you are ready to take it out it will be happy to...
  19. BarbieJ

    THR Need a friend who has been on the other side of a late infection

    Don't quite know what to say, except thanks for visiting me here. Wish I could tell you that things are fine. Can't do that. I have been through many tests, two MRI tests, CT, blood tests. All normal, but all were done either while I was on amoxicillin or only two weeks off. I am only three...
  20. BarbieJ

    THR what is wrong with my progress?

    Thanson, if you have a revision, what prosthetic would you be getting. Isn't zirconium what the ceramic prosthetics are made from?

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