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#71 RC Pilot Jim

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 09:36 PM

The last time I rode the bike was Feb 14th, 2022.

 

Reason Total Hip joint replacement surgery March first. What an experience that was. Surgery went great...except had major swelling which lasted 3 weeks requiring elevating 6 hours per day,  7 days a week then I got an infection at the incision site. 

April 4th was put back in the hospital for 5.5 days where they cleaned out the infection after opening me up again and replacing the ball.

and after lots of tests to find out what bacterial infection I had, the Docs put me on a Picc line where every day for the next 40 days I go an IV type antibiotic pushed from a huge syringe. Finally on May 20th everything was  done and I could go about my life.

 

Bike riding...For now riding the stationary bikes in our fitness center... until November or December as a capsule of tissue and muscle has to grow over the joint or it can pop out. A friend also had that surgery and over did the bending,  got dizzy, fell and her femur popped out.  LOTS OF PAIN,,,Had to be anesthetized then Docs just popped it back in, sent her home with some pain pills and said don't do that again.!!!

So no riding for me for awhile either.  Happy to be able to swim for now.


Edited by RC Pilot Jim, 24 June 2022 - 05:52 PM.

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#72 Vic Harder

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:25 PM

Yooowwwch!  Sorry to hear this Jim.  I wish you 100% recovery and many years of biking/swimming going forwards!


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#73 RC Pilot Jim

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Vic. Feeling better every day.


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 06:18 PM

Wow Mr. RC, yours is the third story about a major infection aftermath of joint replacement surgery - other two were both total knee - I've heard in the last two weeks. It's an awful ordeal to go through. Your post sounds like your spirits are good. Keep that up and best of luck to you with recovery.


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