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  1. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    dear Chrissie and thank you for stopping by. I have been thinking about you and pleased to her your hip and knee are behaving. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. xx Please take care and keep in touch. Izzy xx @Hoppy Nanny
  2. Izabel

    Revision TKR Recovery Knee Revision

    :wave: and welcome to BoneSmat on behalf of your mother and I am sad to hear of her issues. I am not medically trained nut I have had my knee replaced once and my hip three times. My call on this is quit the PT immediately! Your mother needs to rest, elevate and ice, that's it, apart from a...
  3. Izabel

    Revision TKR TKR 3 revisions in 2 years

    :welome: to BoneSmart, albeit under rather unpleasant conditions. If I were you I would go to the ER to get checked out. You seem to have waited quite a while with no relief and I would want to at least get a medical opinion as to what might be going on. I myself have been through infection...
  4. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    Sweet Sarah Yes, I love my garden, especially since I am in a locale where it can be enjoyed virtually year round ... one reason we moved here 18 years ago. Regarding the new exercises, I can manage a few steps either side but stay close to the wrought iron footboard for balance if needed. I...
  5. Izabel

    THR VSlowLife's Recovery Thread

    V Isn't it strange how different we all are! I was reading through your progress (which is going very well) and noticed how everyone likes the grabber. Well, I couldn't manage it for love nor money! I found it clunky and often dropped it or what I was grabbing. In the end I found ingenious...
  6. Izabel

    THR VSlowLife's Recovery Thread

    :wave:V ... a lot of us suffered with knee pain and this is probably caused by the positions they oik you into to perform the hip op! I didn't find ice helped the knee much and my Surgeon said not to keep ice on the knee for more than 15-20 minutes although okay for long periods by/on the...
  7. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    :shocked: Eek no, I meant 12C so about 52F ... I try to convert to be helpful ... :kickedout:t I don't mind X-rays. When I originally broke my hip in 2014 the gurney was rolled under with me fully dressed in winter gear. When I had all the fractured bones and was in the SNS (free) hospital I...
  8. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    ... not that I am looking forward to it. I have a consultation with my gorgeous OS on 23 March when I will have X-rays and bloods. I am positive all will be well but I want to talk to him about me not being able to walk unaided. I was having difficulties before my falls so maybe there is...
  9. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Westy's Hip Recovery Thread

    :wave: Westy. I am sorry to read of all the issues you have been going through and I hope you get definitive answers with your new OS. I know from experience how unpleasant an infection can be having had e-Coli in my hip and down through my thigh almost three years after my original THR when...
  10. Izabel

    Fractured Neck of Femur/Pinning Not what I planned for 2020... broken hip and hip pinning surgery

    :welome: and sorry to read about your misfortune on holiday. I fell in a grocery store in December 2014 and cleanly sheared the neck of my femur ... VERY painful indeed! I was taken to hospital by ambulance and put in traction for five days before a THR was performed. I recovered well but...
  11. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    Sweet Peeps I had a lovely lunch out al fresco with friends. I had baked beans on toast with two slices id back bacon ... lovely with my gum tenderness, And of course a couple of glasses of red wine followed by Victoria sponge cake and tea. Found this video yesterday I like ... makes sense so...
  12. Izabel

    Revision THR Hope for 2020, Revised THR

    Good morning my Sweet Sarah ... or Good Wee Hours to you! I can't do anything when I wake up early, just lie and meditate and hopefully ffall back to sleep. Being British I have morning tea ... I rarely have coffee. I just love @Mojo333 pic ... it looks just like her! :heehee: Hubby is...
  13. Izabel

    Hip Infection* 2 stage revision with osteotomy

    to the forum Aura Gypsy. I am sorry you are joining under the circumstances you are but I can empathise and there are so many good folk here as support. I did not know of your infection but on investigation it seems very aggressive and it is good to know you have a knowledgeable team looking...
  14. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    That made me laugh! In fact went on to YouTube to watch The Dentist Song. Yes, you are correct. Very similar. He is a chatterbox and could imagine him singing. He wears a friendship bracelet too. :thud: Just had another walk but still can't cope without Phoenix! Must get to the root of...
  15. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    One and All Thank you for the good wishes and I am delighted to report all went well. He had to cut out two roots next to each other and did one continuous stitch equal to 5 or 6 he said. Suture out next Monday. He is so gentle and funny. When he greeted us he said "Hello, ready for pain?"...
  16. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    Sweet Peeps Well I started my antibiotics yesterday, Amoxcillin/Clavulanic Acid 875/125mg 2 x day for 8 days. Same I was on for four months. Don't panic, no infection but precaution for two extractions tomorrow. I am having two lower molar roots removed (one each side) where the teeth broke...
  17. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    :wave: Sarah Lovely to see you this morning. xx Here is one for you, the Tecoma staas (Ginger Thomas as it has a soft ginger scent) same family as the Cape Honeysuckle as is directly next to it but having a rest from blooming at the moment. My garden is a kaleidoscope of colour and scent...
  18. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    How very kind of you. I hope flowers blooming makes you feel as warm as it does me ... although we are both in warm locales! At least it sure elicits a smile. My Tecomaria (Cape Honeysuckle) is blooming ... Wishing you a beautiful day. Izzy xx
  19. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    :wave:Layla. I am sending some warmth and sunshine your way. I love this country as I have beautiful weather and can grow exotic plants I so enjoy all year round. Here are a couple of my Hibiscus for you ... Hope you have a peaceful week my special friend. Izzy xx
  20. Izabel

    Hip Infection* Izabel, Walking on Sunshine

    ... and the same to you too my Little Southern Belle, albeit now Sunday. xx Today we are currently 58F going to 68F so a nice calm day ahead so I shall have a wander in the garden and may even sit out for a wee while and soak up a little natural Vitamin D. The Brugmansia tree is blooming again...

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