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[HIP INFECTION] THR from hell

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Wow...amazing the quality of pics you get with that toyl of yours..
Toy +tool
No wound vac...no picc..would have to feel like you are getting out of jail, I should think.
Stay well, friend ...sending good mojo your way...as always!:praying:
 
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Well..... I still have an 8th of an inch or smaller opening on the scar that is leaking fluid. Well only a drop or 2. It doesn't soak the band aid but it is a concern. All I can do is hope for good numbers on this Mondays blood test. Or next months surgery will only be a wash out and Im back to square 1, picc line wound vac and all!
 

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Unbelievable. I'm sorry you even have to be concerned about this. I can only imagine how disheartening it is. But....Jaycey is right, let's hold onto hope until Monday. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Jeepers @Fractured , you’ve been through the mill. Hoping your bloods come through fine, and that all is ok to proceed with surgery for hip 5. Rooting for you!

Ps: hip 5. Shouldn’t you be in the Guinness book of records or something?
 
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Blood results were just emailed. Everything looks good!! Still leaking a drop every now and then but nothing marginal. would even soak a Qtip. Next is an aspiration.. Keep yaz posted. Thanks for all your prayers. The CRP is at 5
 
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Hello Everybody.... Quick question... Has anybody with a spacer and antibiotic beads complained of excessively itchy skin??? Ortho says its from the antibiotics but doesn't want to give me steroids. I'm wigged out on Benadryl all day! I should be having the aspiration this upcoming week. If I pass... New Hip. If not... another spacer?
 

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Delayed hypersensitivity? Is that what it's called? Maybe someone will stop by who's experienced it.
@clodaghcov may be familiar, or @SCaprae
Not sure if @Josephine will be around today but maybe she could weigh in.
I'm sorry you're feeling the negative effects of the Antihistamine.
I wish I could make it all go away for you. You've been so patient through it all, always seemingly upbeat.
It has to be exhausting. I pray the results of the aspiration allow you to finally move forward. :prayer:
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Its unreal Layla.... My skin feels like its on fire. No welts or hives. My wife cant scratch my back hard enough. Nothing but fun for me! LOL
 

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Aww, so miserable, you have my sincere sympathy.
Both of you. It's been a long ride and I'm sure you just want OFF.
Hugs to you two :console2:
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Just posted this on the Knee side for another poor soul fighting infection and itching from Benadryl.
It's some info to consider...your choice.

Hi Madbkseller,
Sounds like you're having a rough time. I'm so sorry, you have my sympathy.
Since you're concerned about the long term effects of Benedryl, understandably so, a few things to look into and consider -

Vitamin C which helps boost your immune system and acts as a natural Antihistamine.
Some foods that are high in Vitamin C are - Oranges, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Chili Peppers, Bell Peppers, Spinach, Kale, Bananas, Limes, Blackberries, Pineapple, Broccoli, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Squash, Cucumbers, Carrots.

I'd also recommend you look into a good Probiotic which can also help boost your immune system and assist your body in fighting off allergies.

Natural Probiotics in foods - Yogurt, Kefir, Sauerkraut (refrigerated, not canned) Tempeh, Kimchi, Miso, Kombucha.

Following is an article from the BoneSmart Library on Probiotics -
https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/probiotics.20811/

Wishing you comfort. I hope you find relief soon. :console2:
@Madbkseller
 

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