Just had a spacer put in after 2 months of excruciating pain to the point where nothing could touch my leg without me screaming and morphine only bringing the pain level to a 5. They actually had to give me so much pain meds I hallucinated for a month scaring the hell out of my kids. Multiple doctors including the orthopedist (had been scheduled for hip replacement as was bone-on-bone right leg), infectious disease, hematologist/oncologist, regular doctor etc with no one being able to figure what was causing pain and daily fevers. Three hospital stays and a week in a nursing home finally resulted in a test that showed probable infection in my hip. Prior to that all tests had been negative. Orthopedic surgeon opened me up and found avascular necrosis and infection in femur, hence the spacer. I’m about two weeks post-op, at home doing 3 IV antibiotics a day through a PICC line and able to put 50% weight on my bad leg using a walker. Question is: how normal is it to still have pain from the hip at this point and for how long can I expect it? I don’t have pain when walking, more when sitting or lying down to sleep. I have to use electric reclining chair as our beds are too high to get in and out of easily.