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?