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Glad you are getting a consult. Sounds like you have a plan that will hopefully lead to an end to your ongoing pain.
Chronic pain is so wearying and can made one desperate.. especially when you had this surgery to resolve problems. Sorry you are still struggling.

No, Josephine is definitely not a robot.
She is a real person with many members with issues to address on all forums within BoneSmart.
Surely you can understand that real people can make errors...not to mention Jo could ask these same questions at different times in recovery to refresh activity and pain levels.
I'm sure she will be glad to know you are getting your issues addressed through a second opinion.
 

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Just curious, Catirrusia, if you go back through the questions, Josephine, asked you in Post 62, would all of your answers be the same today?
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Sorry , did not mean to be rude but you have to understand how I feel.

Jo, here I go:
1. I have left leg anterior hip replacement on Feb, 22,19.
2. My pain level 6 reaching 8 when I walk in my house.
3. I take Tylenol, 2 three times.
4. I am icing my area 3 to 4 times or even more.
5. I am not elevating the leg as it hurts.
6. I do cooking and cleaning, don't up to clean the second floor because of the stairs, maybe go up once every two days.
7. I do stretching in the morning.

I don't do PT because last time I did I came home with so much pain.
My walking is very limited.
Sorry again Jo, I am glad that all of you are helping me.:ice:
 

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Please don't apologise, of course I understand how you feel. I was aware you have already answered my questions previously but that was May 11th and so my intention was to get an update for comparison.

And having compared, it seems to me that your situation has not improved much in the three weeks since and I can't see why except that you probably still have piriformis which can hang on for ages and for which you need a better pain med. I'd suggest Tramadol twice a day, 50mg. That with the Tylenol worked for me but only partially.

I'm glad to see you're not going to PT. Wish there was more I could do or say to help.
 

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@Catirrusia I do understand the sadness in your posts and feelings of despair, but you will get better. You may have to take a road you didn't expect on taking, but it will get you to the other side....it will!!!! We are all pulling for you. This new OS will have a new set of eyes and ideas and will consult with your first OS and you will get answers and most importantly, solutions. Take the meds; it's only temporary. It will enable you to think better, take a breath, and see this new OS with a clear head. I like that your OS isn't putting his ego first!
 

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:fingersx: for definitive answers so you can go forward.
 

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I know I’m only two days in so hardly an expert but I got that excruciating made me cry groin pain down to my knee immediately after physio exercises yesterday morning. It took until mid evening for the muscles to stop screaming at me that I’d done too much. Today I strongly said no to any exercises other than walking & I’ve been uncomfortable but no real pain.
Six weeks is very early... I aim to be walking further and maybe looking at a stationary bike but my advise is rest and ice and recuperate. When this pain recedes take things slowly and listen to your body.
You know better than any PT or physio. If your body gets painful then look st what you’ve been doing and stop it.
Most importantly listen to the people on here they really are wise!!
 
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Yes, but it takes time here in Canada to see another OS.
I have no choice, but wait.
Thank you all.
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Try your best to not think of all the worse case scenarios (I know, easy for me to say:umm:)
Worry and emotional stress along with pain...terrible for our immune systems.
All the best mojo coming your way!:friends:
 

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Wishing you comfort in the interim, I hope it's not too long a wait.
Keep in touch and let us know when you get an appt scheduled.
I hope you have a pleasant weekend.
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I have been in pain since I had hip surgery.
I know the prosthesis is rubbing against the psoas muscle.
I live in Toronto-Canada.
Is anybody there that knows a doctor that does arthroscopy?
Please help.

Thanks
 

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I know the prosthesis is rubbing against the psoas muscle.
My first question is, how do you know this? Has a surgeon told you?
And has a surgeon told you that arthroscopy would be suitable to treat it?
 
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Hi Josephine,
I answered that already,
just imaging my desperation and pain, trying to find a solution.

No, the doctor has told me nothing, he says he does not know.
He is the surgeon, right?
 

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Please find another surgeon.
If your surgeon recommended you seek a second opinion, ask him if he can direct you to any resources, outside of his practice, that can help you find a reputable OS to consult with.

Assuming by your answer to Josephine above that nothing's changed as far as pain levels, or pain location?
Is that accurate?

You desperately need to make a move @Catirrusia
Wondering what efforts you've made to obtain a second opinion...Let us know and possibly we can recommend next steps.

Wishing you comfort.
 

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