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Shalabham
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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/6/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am very new here, in fact joined just yesterday.
 
I am a Lupus patient diagnosed to have SLE about 20 years ago. Please dont get this "20 years" wrong and think I am about 50. I am just 32 and I was diagnosed with SLE when I was 12 years old.
 
I have been in remission for some time now. I flared up about 5 years back and thankfully no  more flare ups since then.
 
But my bone system has gone haywire now. Both my knees are inflamated. I have AVN stage 4 with osteoporosis on my right hip. Left is also starting to trouble me now. For the AVN I am not taking any meds. Doc said hip replacement is the only solution. And I have decided to go ahead with it.
 
I am also in a high amount of stress constantly. I do not have a supporting family. And I work as System Analyst and so from work also I get stressed now and then.
 
Do you think this hip replacement surgery could make the Lupus flare up?

sickinterval
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 10/8/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I am not sure how surgery will effect your body but stress plays a role in flareups and surgery is stressful! I am not a dr. but you may want to look into supplements to stop any further bone loss. Your 32 and have a long way to go in your current body.

Sorry your in so much pain and I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

Shalabham
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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/10/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Thanks for the reply.
My doc says once the Hip Surgery is done, he can start me on supplements and prevent further bone loss. Trusting him.....
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