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Surgery canceled because of diabetes

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Elsinore, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Elsinore

    Elsinore junior member
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    Well this is a smack in the head. Just received a call that my surgery was canceled because my A1C blood glucose score (I'm a type 1 diabetic) was too high. For you diabetics on here I was at 9.4 and have to be sub 7.0
    This means at least another year's wait IF/WHEN I get my score down.
    I am hardly walking at this point so the time frame will be a challenge.
    The doctor's office explained that the rules on A1C have changed because there has been too much risk of post operative infections. So... I get it.
    Stay tuned.
     
  2. Jaycey

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    So sorry your surgery is cancelled. But yes - better to be safe going into this major op.
    Assuming you get your score down why a year? Is it just the wait time norm? Frustrating to say the least!
     
  3. Elsinore

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    yes, normal wait time. I waited over a year up til now, back to the end of the line then.
     
  4. sweet alice

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    So sorry to hear this. Keep your chin up.
     
  5. LINDZ1975

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    sorry to hear this.
     
  6. Mojo333

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    I'm so sorry for the wait. I'm sure you will be getting very hard to keep your scores down so all will be able to heal well.
    Praying maybe by some miracle that might not make you wait so long.
    Please take care of yourself.
    I've always been do impressed with your extracurricular passion of off road riding!
    Bet you are ready to get back to it with no pain.
     
  7. Selkiegirl

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    Sorry to hear this and to hear they put you back at the end of the line because of it. Thought they might at least put you in some kind of 'hold'/wait and see queue.
     

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