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[HIP INFECTION] On the healing side

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Shine533, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Layla

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    Yay for staples out! :yay:
    Great news your OS feels all is back on track and there is no sign of infection.
    Wishing you some restorative rest and end to the night sweats.
    Enjoy that shower tomorrow!
    @Shine533
     
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    Oh, so happy to hear things are going well.:yes!:
    You are doing just great Shine.
    Hope this weekend is healing and happy!
    :egypdance:
     
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    Hi there @Shine533 :wave:
    Checking in to see how you're doing. Hoping all is well.
    Please leave us an update next time you stop by. We'd love to hear from you.
    Wishing you all things good. :SUNsmile:
     
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    Hi Layla... sorry I've been MIA! Thank you for checking back to see how I'm doing.
    Today is actually my first full day back to work. I work at home, thankfully, but as an editor there's a lot of sitting involved. I have to remind myself to get up regularly and move around!
    Everything has been going well. PICC line came out a few weeks ago with no problems.
    The incision itself looks dry and closed, but I have this fault line on my butt that I don't think will go away anytime soon! Still some numbness, which I understand is normal.
    No sign of any infection. I am still on two oral antibiotics until mid-May. The true test will be when I am off antibiotics, if it returns. I'm nervous about that, but feel good, am taking care of myself, don't want to get paranoid about it. Just getting back to my life.
    It is such a thrill to be walking without a limp. It seems like a miracle. All worth it now!!
    Dealing with an infection is scary ... I hope all who find themselves in this position keep the faith and hang in there.
     
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    Hi @Shine533 it's nice to hear from you!
    Thanks for updating. Great news on losing the PIIC line and feeling well enough to resume your work activity. So sorry you've suffered this setback but you're handling it well. You have a good attitude. I understand your concern, and can imagine how scary it's been at times. Thankfully you're choosing the healthy way in viewing it all by trying not to project, or stress over the situation. Prayers for perfect healing and a bright future. :prayer: Please keep us posted and stop by anytime. We're here for you and we care.
     
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    Layla, you are so kind. Thank you. :flwrysmile:
    Have a good week!
     
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    Hugs :friends:
     
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    Wow you are very brave and have handled this brilliantly. Hopefully this stage will be part of your past very soon and can concentrate on recovery.... fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Inspirational and so good to hear, @Shine533 !
    Hope all continues to get better and better:egypdance:
     
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    Hi,
    Checking in to say Hi and see how you're doing. Hopefully things continue to go well for you.
    Leave us an update next time you stop by if you have time.
    Wishing you all things good. I hope you have a lovely Spring!
    @Shine533
     
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    @Shine533 You are doing so brilliantly, well done,Happy Easter, enjoy every minitexx
     
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    Hi @Layla and @clodaghcov,
    Continuing to do well and am back to work. I still have to get up and move around often, but that's a good practice anyway. Just passed the three-month anniversary of the second surgery to clear the infection... I am grateful every day that things turned out well for me, and am hoping everything continues on this upward trajectory! I have a couple more days on the oral antibiotics, and the true test will be how I do without those. I've been on some antibiotic or other since December. Been back to taking baths (with OS's okay) with no problem. The actual incision has healed well but I think I'll always have that reminder of my journey ... :) :-) (: I don't mind!
    I will be visiting a lake in July and will need to ask my OS about lake swimming when I see him next month.
    Hope everyone has a good week! Hugs to those who need it. :tada:
     
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    Great update! Thank you for sharing @Shine533
    The future is looking bright for you. Good news you're almost finished with the antibiotics.

    I'll bet you're looking forward to your trip to the lake in a few months.
    May it be all that you're hoping it will be. :swim:
    Please stay in touch and enjoy the week! :SUNsmile:
     
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    @Shine533 wonderful to hear, enjoy life.xx
     
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    @Shine533
    :happydance::dancy::happydance:
    Hope all keeps getting better and better!
     
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    Thanks for a great update @Shine533 . It’s wonderful to hear that you are doing so well now after that big hiccup in your recovery.

    Wishing you onwards and upwards! to a fabulous holiday in July.
     
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