General — TransplantLyfe


Next steps for my hip ….

Transplant Patient
Updated June 23, 2022 in General

After a fantastic ten days in Europe - both business and pleasure - but for me business is almost always fun, I got back to reality in a brutal awakening Monday at HSS in NYC being told I need total hip replacement… I knew this was the case, but first tried a cortisone injection (lasted less than two weeks) and now there is even more narrowing of the joint, more fluid and more cysts and zero cartilage! Bone against bone makes for painful walking, no running and pain even when I lie down to sleep. I know several of you have had experience with this but has anyone done this when anemic (Hgb at 7.5) and with low kidney function? Please tell me it is going to be a breeze, because the Drs are saying it won’t!! #chinupbuthardtosmile

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  • Sdey0522Expert
    Transplant Patient

    So sorry to hear about this @Karin 👎 Yet another 'unwanted challenge! Yikes!!

    You're a #warrior so #KeepYourChinUp


    June 24, 2022
  • KarinExpert
    Transplant Patient

    Thank you @Sdey0522 !!

    June 24, 2022
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