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[THR] Catirrusia's Recovery Thread<<'

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Catirrusia, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Catirrusia

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    I went to the hospital to see the doctor and get the result of my ultrasound. Well, I got a pocket of fluid that needs to be extracted. The doctor said: good I don't need to open you up again. And I said what?

    I said am quaking and have cold hands and the doctor was in and out in seconds. Took my sister in law with me and she was shocked about the doctor going and out so fast.
    Managed to talk to the doctor for a blood test to check that the place is not infected and he sent me for blood test.

    There was an old guy in the waiting room and he said to me that he had surgery 10 weeks ago and the pain was so bad that even narcotics were not helping. After seen the doctor, he said to me he needed to be open up again because the doctor did not was going on.

    Pretty scary.

    Thank you to all of you but I am shaking with the doctor's attitude. I think he thinks he is is god. He is famous and has lots of patients, he sees between 60 and 80 a day when he is not operating.
     
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    I know it must be scary for you but if as you say your doctor is very experienced and the blood tests hopefully will come back negative for infection.
    It is a shame when Doctors treat their patients like this.
    Thinking of you & hoping the results of the blood tests put your mind at ease. xx


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  3. Catirrusia

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    Went to see the doctor and he said that I have fluid that needs to be extracted and then he said: good I don't have to open you up again. Pretty shocking. He was in and out in seconds, did not give chance to ask why and how. Very disappointed and now my knee hurts, told him and nothing.
    What a doctor...

    Yesterday went to the doctor and told me that the ultrasound was showing fluid that needed to be rxtracted and that was causing me pain and he said: good to know I don't have to open up again.
    I jumped.
    He did not give me chance to ask anything
     
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    Hi @Catirrusia
    I'm sorry to hear the news. Have you scheduled the procedure?
    Stay in touch. We're here for you.
     
  5. Catirrusia

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    The hospital will call me. The nurse put a rush to it. Do you know how I got it? The doctor came in and in seconds, did not give me a chance.
     
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    Hi again,
    I'm sorry but I'm not fully understanding a few of your posts.
    Are you saying that you asked the OS the reason for the fluid in your hip, but received no response from him?
    If so, you may have to be more assertive. Stop him before he walks ou the door and say "Excuse me, can you please answer my question, or offer an explanation for the situation I'm in?"

    Consider phoning the office of your OS and ask to speak to a member of your surgeon's care team. Compile any questions on a piece of paper before you make the call and jot down their responses as you're receiving them.

    Let us know how it goes.
    @Catirrusia
     
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  7. Catirrusia

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    Ok, I will do that, be more aggressive.

    But what I said before was that when I saw him this past Wednesday, he saw my ultrasound and said that I had fluid and was it good that he did not have to open me up again, which I found it not appropriate from a doctor.
     
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    Hi @Catirrusia
    I guess I'm assuming your surgeon doesn't think it's necessary to perform an invasive procedure.
    Don't you trust your OS? I certainly wouldn't want to undergo anything invasive unnecessesarily
    and risk infection. Wouldn't you agree?
    I hope you have a nice week!
     
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    Yes, I do and spend most of my time in bed elevating my leg with an ice pack on it.
    The ice helps. Is anybody there that had fluid after hip replacement?
    Thanks
     
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    I was very active; going to the gym everyday, playing tennis, teaching Zumba and had to stop. Do you think it is easy for me not to move when I was so active?
    I do weights and clean my house in between. The fluid that I have is causing me pain to the point that I have to take pain medication. I called the OS assistant and ask her to call the hospital to accelerate the procedure
     
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    Have you had this swelling / fluid the entire time? Or is it a new development?
     
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    I don't know if I had it before or after surgery. I guess when it got worst is when I started feeling pain and my knee hurts. I have to see the doctor today; the hospital has not called me for the aspiration of the fluid.
     
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    :hi:Wondering what doctor thought about the fluid and if you had aspiration done?
    Hoping all is getting resolved.:yes:
     
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    No, not aspiration yet.
    Waiting for the hospital to call me.
     
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    Hi @Catirrusia
    Keep in touch, we'll be here.
    I hope you have a good week! :SUNsmile:
     
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    Thanks!

    Going to emergency tomorrow. Sick and tired of the bureaucracy that runs in hospital.
    The doctor told me two weeks ago that he would expedite the aspiration. He forgot.
    Called his assistant and said to her if I don't get an appointment tomorrow, will go to emergency. Regret having surgery
     
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    I feel so lonely. Talked to my husband and he does not say anything, he runs to the basement. Regret having a surgery and having a husband.
     
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    I'm sorry you're feeling the way you are and that you're regretting the surgery. If your husband doesn't want to talk please consider calling a friend, loved one, or clergy. If you feel it necessary to go to the ER, then maybe you should so you can get the attention you need. You don't have to feel alone, you have options. Please reach out to someone.
    @Catirrusia
     

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