Mikel, you OK???

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bsjaguar
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   Posted 3/10/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't seen any posts from you and was wondering if everything is OK?  I hope you are doing well.  Drop a reply if you are able!
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Jag , Thanks so much for caring my friend and checking on me , you've made my day with your caring and concern .Yes pretty much statue quo , I'm really hoping to get my hip replacement this month , I've found the right surgeon and he's willing its just a matter of insurance which I'm straightening out now .Please keep your fingers crossed for me my friend How are you feeling my friend ? I truly hope your ok and doing well , and thanks again Jag you are a special human being !
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet ,  Celelbrex , lasix .


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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Fingers crossed for you Mikel and please keep us up to date as far as your surgery...
Sure hope everything goes smoothly on this for you.
Soft hugz to you.
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bsjaguar
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I do hope you are able to arrange the hip replacement soon. From what I've heard and seen it can really make a huge difference in pain levels after the replacement. My father had his one hip done many years ago with great results. I hope you have a good support system available to you for after the surgery.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/11/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again Jag and you too Chartreux , I'm pushin as hard as I can , your support means a great deal to me , I thank you  from the heart .
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet ,  Celelbrex , lasix .


Stella Marie
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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mik99
Best of luck with the hip replacement. I hope you do not have too much trouble getting the insurance portion taken care of.   Want do the doctors say about the possibility of this unknown ailment affecting your new hip. Just curious if ailment "X" harmed both hips or only one?  Do you have to worry is "X" will harm the boney area around your new hip joint?

My friend had a total hip replacement  round Thanksgiving and within 3 months was able to play golf again.  He says the new hip was easy surgery and with good PT afterwards he was back in the saddle in no time.

Will you be able to come directly home after your hip replacement or do you need to go to some type of post surgical care facility (step down or skilled nursing) for a week or two to begin immediate rehab? My friend had great results at a facility that offers intensive PT rehab for post operative patients.

My friend was an engineer and did a lot of research prior to his surgery. I remember one major concern of his was the use of surgical glue in the new joint. I guess there are two techniques used in  hip replacement surgeries, one where surgical glue is used to secure the implanted joint to the bone and the other where the impacted joint is screwed into place without the use of glue or epoxy.  In his research, he concluded that the use of surgical glue potentially damaged the bone and bone marrow. It seems that this type of glue, though used internally, does have some toxic affect on tissue and healing. The other issue was that hip surgeries tend to have to be replaced every 10 - 15 years and if glue is used, they need to remove all the glue and surrounding bone and tissue that touched the glue  - thus enlarging the hip area and removing extra bone  before the new one can be refitted. With the screw only surgery, all that is necessary is to remove and replace the joint and screw.

Everything is so complicated.  Please keep us posted.


Stella Marie   Chronic Pain Forum Moderator

Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator).  Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces.  Med - too many too list or even care about!

 

 


Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 3/11/2010 11:22:27 AM (GMT-7)


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/11/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Stella , thanks for the info and the caring , I'm going to see a vascular doctor about the cellulitus condition , so far no one has said this will stop my surgery but I'm so busy trying to secure insurance to get the surgery , I haven't got to see said surgeon yet .If I'm not covered theres no sense to see him . Got shot down by HIP insurance they don't cover hiv clients , only 3 other managed care insurances do in nyc , I'm praying the surgeon acceplts one of them . A wasted trip to their office , taxi and time and money so a bit of a downer today . This has been the hardest thing I ever come up against , nothing come easy , no diagnosis yet , no insurance yet its been a challenge for sure to keep positive but I'm doing it .I'll just keep at it , until I'm sucessful . Thanks for your concern , luv all you guys .
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet ,  Celelbrex , lasix .


merrygirl
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   Posted 3/11/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel hang in there. I am thinking of you and have missed your positive posts. I will pray that you will get your surgery.

hugs,
melissa
Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/11/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Melissa , I try to stay as positive as I can But you know how life is , always testing you , thats why I'm so glad to have friends like you to help me .I can't and don't want to do this alone , I need the help and support for sure , not only does it help in persevering . but it makes this a fullfilling expierence to endure and trancend . when I look back I remember how hard this was  ,but firstly I'll remember the  wonderful friends I've made coming here , thank you all !! 
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet ,  Celelbrex , lasix .


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/11/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I haven't been here in a while and apparently you have been M.I.A. as well!! I hope all is well for you and I keep you in my thoughts always. I'd love to have a middle of the night chat! That was so much fun. Take care of yourself and obviously, there are lots of people here that care about you. It's true, you are one of the most positive people I know. I hope to talk to you soon!
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MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/11/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
ABSOLOUTELY any time at all Cat , I hope you know and beleive that my good friend .I e-mailed you as well , your not allowed to be missing from HW for too long , we miss you a lot .I hope your feeling well and I really hope your not isolating , thats is the last thing you want Cat , pplease remember you have friends who care about you .I saw a pain therapist on wednesday and she's decided to see me pro-bono ! I though it would be better to pay something so we agreed on a very modest fee .Its good for me to spend my money on the positive things I need because I thru so much away using drugs earlier in my life , its just a principle I live by now , that( ''I'm Worth It !) and so are you Cat , and that goes for all my HealingWell brothers and sisters .Remember your worth fighting for , paying for, suffering for , and hoping for and caring about .From the heart to you all .Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines - Oxycontin , percocet ,  Celelbrex , lasix .


PAlady
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   Posted 3/11/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel,
That's great news about the pain therapist. And I agree it's often better to pay even a small fee in those situations; it gives some balance to the relationship.

Good luck with everything!

PaLady
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