Sorry Keith. A friend of mine with RA had her hip surgery while on a biologic-one of the newer ones. No one mentioned for her to stop, as the RA could come roaring back.
I too need hip surgery, and they don't want to do it within 3 months of a silly steroid shot. Darn Pred...
I'd keep trying to clarify before the next dose, so you don't have to wait in pain.
Yeah I'm not looking forward to it, I'm only in my 30's so I'll most-likely need to have it replaced as some point in the next 20-30 years because these wear out.
I will clarify in person, I still have to go for another office visit with the surgeon for all the tests, they also make you go for a class about
recovering from the surgery and living with a joint replacement. I'll schedule an appointment with my GI the same day because they are both at the same hospital.
Don't go looking on the internet about
the hip replacement surgery, big mistake.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara and Sulfasalazine