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Post Mon. Feb. 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Good luck on your surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery!


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Post Mon. Feb. 20, 2017 5:10 pm

The staph in your nose isn't a big concern. That is a pretty common problem to deal with and they deal with it everyday. Just in a very few unusual cases is there a problem. It is crazy how fast people recover and are back on there feet... like a few days. Just gotta be careful of not bending the joint and rotating your leg, so you don't pop the hip out of the joint. You will do fine.

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Post Tue. Feb. 21, 2017 6:16 am

Staph's everywhere and anywhere. It's Our ability to fend it off and hold it back that makes Us tick and survive. Every Hospital seems to have their own pet strain of it,same with blood fungal infections. I understand Your concerns. Do Your homework on this issue,understand what You are in charge of,and do Your best to own it. After that,it's kinda' un-nerving to not have Your hands on the steering wheel. Try to manage this the best You can.... Are they attempting to determine if the staph has colonized in the area of Your '72 Trauma and Bone Graft areas ? :gee:

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Post Tue. Feb. 21, 2017 10:19 am

I have an 88 year old friend that had both knees replaced. First one and about 10 years later, the other. The first wore out after 20 something years and was replaced. He got a nose bleed, went to the hospital and they patched him up but gave him an infection. Had to pull the last replaced knee out and put cement in for 4 months until the infection cleared up. They put a new knee in and in less than a year, he has another infection. Now they say they can't clear it up with the knee in and can't do another knee because there isn't enough bone left and way to much scarring, the leg has to go if the infection doesn't clear up. So far, everyone he's been to says it won't clear up with the knee in and he is going from specialist to specialist trying to save his leg. 88 and morbidly obese isn't a winning combo here. I think The Cleveland Clinic is his next stop, thank God he is rich and has the resources but it doesn't look good even with that.

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Post Tue. Feb. 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Well, I was at the family doctor today. He said the infection isn't a problem, but they're sending me to a heart doctor tomorrow. Probably a stress test. I'm not running a fever. Dennis

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Post Tue. Feb. 21, 2017 8:45 pm

Good luck and for a complete recovery.

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Post Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 6:16 pm

Well, the heart doctor gave me the ok. No stress test. Should be a go for Tuesday. Dennis

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Post Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Try not to worry, easier said then done of course. I have a friend who had both hips and knees replaced. The 2nd hip replacement did develop an infection, but the doctor got it resolved within a few days.
I have arthritis in both knees, sometimes it really bothers me, climbing stairs isn't much fun at times. The orthopedic doctor said knee replacements eventually. When I was a ute I was an avid skier, I do miss it, but it was way too expensive a hobby anyway. I wore my knees out.


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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 10:27 am

Well, here I am sitting in the hospital and it hardly hurts. I'm supposed to go home today. The pain is nothing like the bone grafts were. Dennis

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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 4:15 pm

Good news Dennis. Now get home and fire that boiler back up. :)

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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 4:23 pm

Sending up prayers for Dennis and a speedy recovery.

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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 4:26 pm

Indeed H.

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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 4:55 pm

Yes, good to hear all went well.......

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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 6:31 pm

We got home this afternoon. Seems like I have just sore muscles. I asked the Dr if he would take a picture of the hip bone when it's cut out. It should be smooth. A buddy of mine said I should make soup.
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Post Wed. Mar. 01, 2017 6:44 pm

OK, it's bad enough when ya think "wow, that's someone's hip bone there". But then take a look at the bone removal tools in the photo. That stuff is down right scary!

Glad you got through it ok!

-Don


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