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[HIP INFECTION] THR from hell

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Fractured, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Layla

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    Great news for all staples out and not draining any fluid!
    I hope the next ten days flies so you an be rid of the wound vac and then a few weeks later the PICC line.
    Take care and keep us posted. Hugs to you both!
    @Fractured
     
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    :wave:
    Hope it's a tad more comfortable with the staples gone.
    It's been a really long torturous year for you I know and I'm just so sorry for all the struggles you and your wife have endured.
    Still sending good mojo your way.
    Roll on April 19!:ok:
     
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    @Layla @Mojo333 I was told yesterday to start putting slight weight on the leg while walking with the walker. Ive been babying it. Well I stood on the leg a bit yesterday. It acted like a shock absorber. It felt so weird. The leg actually moves up and down internally. Took a lil getting used to. But Ill take it. Bone is starting to form between the pelvis and femur. Is it March 2020 yet?
     
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    Haha! :heehee: I love how you're able to keep your great sense of humor through this all.
    I wish I could blink you to March 2020.
    Yay for first steps. :yay: So awesome!
    You have an amazing story....no denying that. You two will remain in my prayers. Hugs to you both.
    @Fractured
     
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    Shock absorber is right...this whole year has been a shock on you and yours.:scare:
    I'm with Layla...amazing you are your same old great guy self...
    And attitude CAN be everything.
    So you might be a bit gimpy for a bit
    I like gimpy people!:friends:
     
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    @Fractured slow and steady does it. I get the frustrations of feeling it’s taking so long but you’ll find each week gets a little better! I’m 5 months out from my revision and can do 4+ miles ok, work out at the gym etc and I’d been basically wheelchair bound for a year. Don’t push pt if you’re still doing it, especially if it hurts. Lots of ice!!! You’ve been through hell and it’s just going to get better from here!
     
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    IMG_E0610.JPG @Whoknew I know the feeling. Moved to Arizona to retire over a year ago and 7 months have been in a wheelchair. And a sad day in deed today. Our beloved Mya has to be put down... Heart failure.
     
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    @Fractured So sorry for the loss of your little furry friend. They steal your heart but will always be remembered. Run free little Mya!
     
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    Aww, that cute lil face! I'm so sorry for you and your wife, Greg.
    Those fur babies certainly worm their way into our hearts and letting go hurts.
    Sending love a hug to you two today and wishing you comfort in your sadness. :console2:
    @Fractured
     
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    @Fractured So very sad they plat such a huge part in our lives, go slow but you sound to be doing brilliantlyxx
     
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    My darling little mojo is now 16...I dread the day I have to say goodbye.
    But hope he won't be in a lot of pain or infirmed for a long while!
    Sincerest sympathies...
     
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    sorry to read your whole story. I posted today that I am 1 year post revision surgery and still on oral antibiotics 2x a day. Haven't felt great for the last few days. Today I noticed that my incision is leaking a little. This has never been a problem and I am really stressed. I am waiting to hear from my surgeon. I hope you are about done the vancomycin, That and rifampin made me so sick.
     
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    So sorry your friend has to cross the rainbow bridge. They are such members of our family. Big hugs
     
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    Hi @Fractured .
    Wondering how your walking has been going and if you have been able to rid yourself of the wound vac yet?
    I pray for your healing everytime I log off the forum...and if you haven't felt some good vibes coming your way in the last few days , it's only because it takes a while for them to get from Georgia to Arizona!:tada:
     
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    I hope you're hanging in there...you certainly have been having a rough time of it lately.
    You're often on our mind here with hopes you're doing okay.
    Wishing you comfort and a peaceful rest of the week.
    @Fractured
     
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    @Pattikakes This is my 4th picc line since last May2018. Makes me sick as a dawg.

    @Whoknew Thank you. It gets a little easier each day. Ijust focus more on our other pooch Bella

    @Mojo333 Tx Mojo.. Walking... LOL My left leg is 2 inches shorter now. And when i do put weight on it. It reacts like a shock absorber. I am walking with a walker somewhat.. Being fitted for a elevated shoe very soon.
    And YES No More Wound Vac as of yesterday!!! Woooo Hooo

    @Layla Im treading water... I think LOL Im just stir crazy and tired of laying around.
     
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    Great news on losing the wound vac. Steps in the right direction :walking:Keep the faith.
    Hopefully you can get out to smell the roses one of these days.
    A car ride? Meal at a restaraunt during a slow time? Coffee at a coffee shop to do some people watching?
    I hope you're able to do something to feel refreshed soon.
    Hugs
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    Thank goodness to be rid of that "sucker"
    I hope that once you get the shoe, you can get about easier.
    :friends:
     
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    @Fractured I'm so sorry about everything you continue to go through. I continue to keep you in my prayers and hope you're finally reaching the finish line. Keep up the good fight!
     
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