Hip Replacement

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msOuchie
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   Posted 3/30/2017 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All!

I was wondering if anyone who had a hip and/or knee replacement would mind commenting on their outcome. I obviously do know that people with Diabetes do get dxd. with different types of Arthritis also and unfortunately some need joint replacements.

Comments such as time in hospital, pain or lack there of afterwards, amount of time until you could walk without an assistive device, how long the operation took, etc.

I was assessed early March for a hip replacement. Standard here is 4 but I was put on priority 2. I saw my future surgeon(recommended by my Rheumy) a few days ago. He suggested that I have the surgery 2 weeks from now. My brain wouldn't accept 2 weeks since I was expecting it to be in July or Aug(not looking forward to this surgery). Plus this particular Dr. said that there is a good chance that he wouldn't be able to do it since he has many priority cases 1 and 2 ahead of me in the next 2 weeks plus. The Assessment person said that he is normally booked up about a year.

When I said "No" to 2 weeks, he then said the next time he could do it would be 4 - 6 weeks. Perfect for me, so I can wrap my mind around this surgery and put some plans which take time into my future 4 - 6 weeks. My decision may be a big mistake for my hip. I do not know.

Any comments would be appreciated...and thanks! wink
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Post Edited (msOuchie) : 3/31/2017 2:35:32 AM (GMT-6)


Lanie G
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   Posted 3/31/2017 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had surgery for this but I wish you good luck! And I hope others can help you out with their experiences. Have you posted in the Osteoarthritis forum?
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

msOuchie
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   Posted 3/31/2017 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lanie: smile

Thank you for the good wishes. Yes, I put it on the Osteoarthritis forum but it looks
like no one is there. This is my first joint replacement in 34+ years of RA, so I guess
it is my turn.
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - long acting Morphine - short acting Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - MTX(injectable) - Folic Acid - Extra Strength Tylenol - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver O

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/31/2017 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It looks like someone answered you in the Rheumatoid Arthritis forum! I hope that's helpful!

Fingers crossed!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

msOuchie
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   Posted 4/1/2017 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, thanks I answered him. He is very helpful. smile

I was also wondering Lanie, if you would know reasons for high potassium and low sodium at the same time. I drink a lot of liquids, so I know that would get rid of some toxins, glucose and to flush the kidneys. I wasn't trying to get rid of sodium. I already haven't had salt in a long time. First time that I had this and not sure why.

My Dr. put me on Coversyl-2mg(for blood pressure) Plus(A diuretic), since I gained 20 lbs when I started on a higher dose of Pred 2 years ago and can't seem to lose it even though I was down to 7 mg for a month recently. I also had swollen feet, ankles and legs which I never had before. All the other tests came back good. My kidneys are 99/100. Yay! Weird things that happen eh?
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - long acting Morphine - short acting Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - MTX(injectable) - Folic Acid - Extra Strength Tylenol - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Nabilone -

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/1/2017 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and happy weekend. I had to look up online about low sodium levels and this is what I found: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445

From what you wrote it might be the diuretic and that you're drinking a lot of water?

And this about too high potassium levels: www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hyperkalemia-causes-symptoms-treatments#1

I found it interesting about the BP drugs causing high potassium because I'm on an ACE inhibitor for blood pressure as this group of drugs also protects the kidneys. Hmm.

So, I guess you can bounce some of this off your doctor and see if any of it applies to you.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

msOuchie
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   Posted 4/4/2017 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lanie! Sorry, I tried getting on sooner but I was having trouble with Dry Eye. Too much time on screens. I did get on but I couldn't read since my right eye hurt too much and I forgot to log off. I also didn't get any notices of posts on Monday and Tues. from HW. That has happened before. Don't know why.

Anyways, thank you for the links. Yes, my GP and I counted the liquids that I drank and we both decided it was over the normal amount suggested(6-8 glasses), so I have dropped back a lot which is not fun. I've been drinking many liquids daily for many years mostly for my health. Didn't have a problem before, although I have been drinking more. My GP asked me to check my BP daily.

As far as the BP pills, I've been taking them since my former Endo put me on them a few years ago, no problems. I was mistaken, I thought my new Endo put me on them but it was the statin that she put me on. The diuretic, my GP put me on recently is the "Plus" on my BP pills. That was after the tests went through twice. It is a recommended choice since it helps rid the body of some potassium. I was supposed to go for a 3rd test but did not in Mar. I was just told yesterday that I had to go for other blood tests on the 19th before the surgery. Those are different tests though. I was going to combine both test sheets from both Drs. Maybe that's waiting too long? Hate all this running around. I don't have any bad symptoms though. Just a few days with headaches(I feel bad for people who get headaches/migrains often) and a few days with nausea haven't had them for a couple days now.

https://www.kidney.org/content/six-steps-control-high-potassium

The risk list doesn't apply to me except for the newer drug that I am on(God knows whats in that) plus possibly some of my other meds since I have lost track of some of the common and some uncommon side effects of them. I should go through them again. UGH!! And almost all foods have potassium including vegs and fruits as I mentioned. Maybe I was eating too much of potassium from foods, as you say. I didn't eat much before so now I quit totally. :/ I've not checked foods for potassium before hand. Enough having to check the carbs, sugar and sodium for the most part. Having diseases is a battle on the brain like we don't already overuse it too much in regards to normal life. (Thank you Brain for working so hard). smile

It's been raining here a couple days and will continue. It's good for the farmers as long as they do not get too much. I hope you are having good weather and a good week Lanie. smile


p.s. Oh, 2 days ago I got the call for my hip surgery this month. Blah! Oh well, I can't complain since it is in the timeframe that he gave me.
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl Plus - Pantoloc(irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - Morphine ER - Morphine IR - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - MTX(injectable) - Folic Acid - Tylenol ES - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Nabilone - Lipitor - Cod Capsules

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 4/5/2017 12:12:25 AM (GMT-6)


Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 4/5/2017 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, ugh! You know? Good that you and your doctor are keeping tabs on your meds and what you're eating and drinking to check if that's raising the potassium level. So many people have low levels that I haven't known anyone with high levels! And since you're due for surgery later this month, it's really important to examine all your meds.

Good luck with that. Waiting for updates, you know! Hopefully you'll be up and about and enjoying better weather, too!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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