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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by SCaprae, Dec 26, 2017.
Safe travels, hope you have a great trip!
Update us on your return...we'd love to hear.
It’s Formula 1 here today.
There's no place like Home! I always see Ruby slippers clicking heels when I hear or say that. But it is true. I would rather feel under the weather at home. My home! Rest eewe
Have had the opportunity to work on & drive several pieces of "old iron". 1929 Cat Model 60, 1928 Best 2 Ton (both tracked tractors) & a 1929 Model A Phaeton. All are being prepped for sale. Will be in Albuquerque this coming weekend & home sometime next week. The past several days have been almost 90 degrees & am starting to get tan. Life is good!
How wonderful and refreshing to hear you say "Life is Good" in the midst of all you're dealing with.
I want to be like you when I grow up
Have fun....enjoy the sun a don't forget your sunscreen!
Safe travels home!
Good old vitamin D therapy.
Glad to hear all is well.
Hope you have a Good Day
Here is a breakdown of the trip. 2 days drive time, with increasing pain and swelling (flexor being used) that abated offer a nights rest. Next 2 days being "ugly" as use of temp hip continued. Turned the corner and saw slow improvement and have seen marked improvement across the board(no pain no gain) and began to actually enjoy the trip. Have been using 1 crutch (walking around Tombstone), progressively stronger. Cane to be tried in the near future. Thinking about retaining the articulated spacer for a bit longer to put off the next surgery as I'm tolerating it fairly well
Too bad for the "ugly" that's no fun. Please explain..because I don't understand. Is there an advantage to keeping the spacer for a longer period of time? I guess I'm thinking that a spacer would be miserable and you'd want to lose it as quickly as you're able. Is it as comfortable as a prosthetic? Really just trying to understand this process.
It's great you've recovered from the drive and are having a good time. I hope you're able to comfortably enjoy the rest of your vacay. A great weekend to you!! High of 27F in the great state of MN today I thought it was Spring?
Glad you have had a wonderful trip, doing so much with your spacer, you do get used to them and I know I found myself thinking I almost would be happy to just keep this in, the surgeon and I have conferred if this was to happen again.
Keep up the good work, gosh you are amazing with all that driving and a super tan as well! Well done, maybe relax abit now.!xx
Initially when beginning to bear more weight on the temp spacer there was at times a "catching" sensation. It seemed to be affected by my sleeping position at times or amount of use. My surgeon brought up the subject of keeping the temp, indicating that more time with it wouldn't be detrimental and can be tolerated. Also would provide a longer time before the next surgery. Flip side is a longer drawn out process Will not decide till after next consult. Tried to upload an X-ray for a comparison (temp and metallic, left & right) but the file is too big.
Was wondering about your situation again after Mireille just posted she needs a two stage revision in light of a recently diagnosed MRSA infection. Same type of situation, I'm assuming? I just struggle with understanding this...
So...the original infection was identified two years after your RTHR due to lingering pain and you went through the process. Then in 2017 you began having problems (pain) and learned of the infection again? Or was there always a problem from the first revision on? Do they know if they ever completely wiped out the infection or were you just terribly unlucky to get the same infection twice? I'm guessing it was never eradicated....
Hope you're still enjoying yourself in sunny AZ! Would love to hear of your travels back on Route 66. I envision wide open spaces with not much to see and then a gas station in the middle of nowhere where you might see
Cindy Crawford pull up and buy a cold Pepsi from a vending machine Have to hear if it's like that....or if you saw Cindy
They thought that the infection was gone after the 2013 revision (complicated by the fact that blood work all looks normal) even though it had micro encapsulated to the the metallic spike in the femur(the only original piece left during the revision.) At the time they thought it was only at the cup (fibrous adhesion) placement in pelvis. Did the PICC line then & it took time for it to blossom again and me to complain. All blood work this time looked normal & only showed infection after joint aspiration. Consensus is that the infection was never eradicated.
What a sad, unfortunate and time consuming set back.
So sorry....not fair.
It's what has led to where we are. Old news, moving ahead & doing well.
Preparing to leave Albuquerque and return home. The desert has its own beauty, it is rather subtle (takes a while to see it & appreciate) but am missing my normal surroundings. Have some discomfort in right thigh that I'm attributing to walking around Madrid where Wild Hogs was filmed. Home Monday!
Does ice help the thigh pain? Some gel packs in a cooler for the drive?
Wild Hogs? Hmm...maybe you'll run into John Travolta instead of Cindy!
Its very interesting reading about these infections and if they do actually completely go away, I have wondered many times---and spacers, I think I was just unlucky that my spacer dislocatedxx
I guess I've been fortunate to not dislocate mine, as I have pushed the limits a bit. My feeling is that my infection is from the initial THR in December of 2010, that a lot more info has been gained by the medical community since then. If they are able to help w/ my case I'm glad to accept their help & the process is well worth it. The surgeon at Mayo has me believing that it can be eradicated and I must remain positive. Otherwise it's back to "ugly". Best wishes to you!
Home safe & sound. There is no place like home.
Wonderful glad you are on the way---take great carex