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UPDATE ON 2nd THR

hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
edited 3. Oct 2010, 14:03 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well the 2nd THR has been cancelled or delayed.
I had a call at 5.30p from the ortho who said he had got an e.mail from his secretary saying i would like to talk to him. He asked if I had got the message from her and what it was. Told him and he said well its a bit more than that ...you hve scoliosis and that is pressing on a few discs/nerves inyou spine and that is what is causing your backache.
Which is the sorest...your back or hips?
I said it was hard to tell....to which he said that was understandable.
He then said OK....which hip is the sorest...the unoperated one? I said no....one was as bad as the other....to which he said right its coming from your back...your hip op can wait if you want to be referred to see a back specialist.
So thats it for the moment...he's cancelling it tomorrow and getting in touch with a back specialist. I have an appointment with him at a different hospital on Sat morning....he said you dont need to come now...I said i would like to keep the appt and he said OK....I think he is visualising me coming with my list of questions :lol::lol::lol::lol:
I'm not committed to anything ecept seeing the back specialist when I do get an appointment....we'll see what he has to say and then think about it again.
So all advice about things to ease sore backs meantime will be gratefully received :wink:

Love
Hileena
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  • cebeemcebeem Posts: 484
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hileena
    Best wishes.
  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    Maybe in the circumstances its best t is put on hold or a bit. See what he has got to say on Saturday and also what he proposes for the back. I really hope there is some good things from your appointment.

    I shall be in your pocket with pricked ears and please make sure your list includes what can be done for the spine thing. I am sorry everything has gone in the air for now but with luck they can get you sorted and ready for the thr later. ((( ))) Cris xx
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  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Thanks for the replys...I'll get as many questions answered as I can but I doubt if he'll be able t answer much about the back ...he's referring me to a different hospital for that and then back to him to have the hip done eventually.
    I wonder if its worth asking him for referral to physio or OT as a temp measure while I'm waiting for an appt at the other hospital....that could take ages...I might get some advice and help from them

    Thanks for the pocket duty. :wink:

    Love
    Hileena
  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    my advice for what its worth is wait and see what they are proposing.... you need to see someone who understands the mri re your back and he sounds like he is sending you to see someone who does.

    Just sit on it till you see the next guy and he will be better placed to advise you. Its all a bit of shock for you i know but they will e bale to advise you from the mri. Mine they sent me for the de-nerve thing and well I thought it was a bit drastic but went anyway and you know it really does help so just try not to worry, see what he say on Saturday and then see what the guy in the know says .... have big pockets cus I know a lot of us will be there. ((())) and a hope its soon sorted. Cris xx
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  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Chris
    I'm not worrying now....I'm settled now I've got some sort of answer...I can cope with that
    Dont worry I wont for get the big pockets :lol:
    I do appreciate your advice

    Love
    Hileena
  • marion1952marion1952 Posts: 996
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena

    Oh = that's a bit of a surprise..

    Cris has given you some good advice I think.

    At least you are being seen by the back specialist very soon - so you will know what you are 'up against.'

    Take care

    Marion x
  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    Here, and I know there are different variations in other areas, an internal referral that also comes from someone involved in your other treatments means you are seen quicker so hopefully you wont have to wait long. I was misdiagnosed originally and it caused a lot more trouble with physio so for me I am less pro that than maybe i should be.... see what he says on Saturday, see what s wrong and we will then all put our heads together and help you as much as we can. Glad you got big pockets cus i don't want to spend the morning in the smelly cheese one :lol::lol: ((( ))) and fingers crossed. Cris xx
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  • speedalongspeedalong Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Hileena, just when you think you know where you heading .... However, sounds like consultant has your best interests at heart. If the main source of your pain is your back - then you need that sorting first. If it is scoliocis (sp?) then you do want to find out the treatment for that first as it is progressive and needs treating to prevent it getting worse/slow it down. I hope your appointment comes through soon - is your referral urgent?

    Glad Cris is advising you.

    An appointment on a Saturday?!

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Morning All
    I would have thought I would have had a good nights sleep now things are more or less decided but No :o Never mind thats a mere detail.
    Yes you are right Chris....hang on until Sat and see what he says.
    Speedy...on the phone he said scoliosis but in the letter to my GP he said kyphoscoliosis......as far as I remember the difference is...sc. is curvature of the spine sideways and ky. sc. is both sideways and forward...Could be wrong...I'll check that on Sat out of curiosity
    Its a weird day for a surgeon to have a clinic isnt it...I think I said before my first THR my appointment was 5.30pm at his clinic????
    Dont you like smelly cheese Chris??????? :lol:

    Love
    Hileena
  • julie47julie47 Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck hileena for saturday Hope you get some answers.

    Can't be in your pcket as I have the MRi scan on saturday but at least I can think about you it will take my mind of being inside it, will also remember your episode with the bra.

    sorry you had a bad night sleep you are obviously thinking overtime subconciously.

    Take care
    JuliePF
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie
    You've got leave of absence or Sat LOL :lol:
    Seriously I'll be thinking about you and if you get fed up in that thing thats when to think about the bra and have a gigle :lol:
    Post when you get back or asap and let us know how it went
    Love
    Hileena
  • nearlybionicnearlybionic Posts: 2,204
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Morning Hileena
    I`m pleased that your surgeon got in touch. At least you know what is happeneing re your THR and you are not wondering whether you should be getting organised for the op.
    The scoliosis diagnosis explains why your new hip is still painful. Hopefully once you have seen the back specialist you will have the answers you need. Not sure if you will get much more information about the scoliosis from your hip surgeon, but I can be on pocket duty if needed. :wink:
    Have a restful day to make up for a poor nights sleep.
    Take care x
    NB
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi NB,
    I'm not sure that I'll get any more info about my back from him either but it wont stop me asking :wink:
    I'm out tonight and have a lot of tidying and paperwork to do during the day but thats all....I'll pace myself during the day

    Love
    Hileena
  • elainebadkneeelainebadknee Posts: 3,703
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hileena

    Im sorry that your op got cancelled. I remember you saying this may or may not happen but you wanted to go ahead with the THR....I guess in one way he is being thorough and thats good but it means you got something else to combat now and have to wait for new hip.....
    I will be there with pocket duty for saturday morning, me n Sol.....Youve been lovely to me on here and can only send feeble best wishes for then...
    Keep spirits up, if not come on here and we will lend shoulder....

    Love Elainexx
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,565 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ooooh, missed this due to being pred-less: now propped up on 20mgs and ready for nearly anything! (or maybe not). Oh, what a muddle for you and how frustrating. I think the right course of action may be being taken: if your back is crook how can you cope with the physical demands of post hip-op recuperation? (And I think they are some demands, initially.) Good luck for Saturday, fill the main tank of your Micra, and the reserve too if you can find it (in case of emergencies), pack us all in and we will keep very quiet so you can concentrate a) on driving and b) on what The Man has to say. I think this is the right way round for you, hileena, and I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • denpendenpen Posts: 389
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Hileena
    Just when you thought you knew where you were going next, its hard to tell where the pain comes from sometimes when you have back and hip pain, see what he says to you and take it from there, there's nothing else you can do really, I know that they put on special clinics when they have a backlog so thats propably why they have one on saturday.
    Thinking of you.x
    Denise.x
  • ironicironic Posts: 2,386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So sorry you have all this upset to deal with Hileena.
    Fingers crossed for you on Saturday and I hope you get some answers.


    lv, Ix
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elaine
    Thanks for all that.
    Probably before long you'll all find me on firing questions about back tratment the way I did about my first THR :lol:
    I'm more settled now believe it or not ...now that I know its not going ahead. It was the....will it wont it....and getting closer all the time that had me really worried.
    I'll start all over again...see what he has to say on Sat and he migh be able to give me a rough idea how long it will take to get an appt with back man. He sent it off on Tuesday....I would think it would be quicker having a referral from consultant to consultant rather than GP to consultant.
    I've been out tonight and did bits and pieces during the day and am a bit achey but fine really. One Avon book to collect tomorrow morning and 1 book and 2 orders to deliver to my knitting group in the evening and thats about all I'll do......Maybe coffee at our parish hall with a friend in the morning.
    Love
    Hileena
  • dorcasdorcas Posts: 3,538
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi hileena,

    I'm glad you got some answers at least from the consultant.... but sorry you're op has had to be postponed. :( although in some ways it is best.... as your back would have been under a lot more pressure with a second THR.

    Good for you insisting the orthos see you on Saturday... you'll be able to get a lot more answers and info about the MRI results when you see him face to face. :wink:

    I hope you don't have to wait too long before seeing the back specialist. just sorry you're having to go through all of this. :roll:

    love and (((hugs))) and oodles of good luck for Saturday.

    Iris xxx
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Iris
    I'm feeling much better {apart from a thumping headache and i can't blame arthur for that...can I :?: } A lot happier. There is always the chance that the back treatment could relieve pain in hip as well...I know from looking at x rays that it will need doing but for the minute....Just thinking about Sat and what is going to be said and asked...me and my lists :lol: but not at all concerned about it. Might be different after the appt but we'll see.....meeting my daughter for coffee afterwards....shes the sensible one...roles are reversed now :wink: I told her on the phone about the scoliosis and the reply I got was well...you're twisted and warped...we always knew that mam :lol: If she hadnt been on the other end of the phone she would hav got a clout on the lug....29 isnt too old for that :wink:
    Love
    Hileena
  • speedalongspeedalong Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena, he sounds a bit of a moon-lighter that consultant of yours!!

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • julie47julie47 Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena

    Just popping in again to wish you luck for tomorrow and enjoy the coffee with your daughter. :)

    Will let you know about my Mri scan and what i felt like. truth is cause all my body is going in I am a bit panikky. :( Last time I had it done my head was outside it.

    Got a cd to take with me Micheal Buble :P as I had to pick one that I can keep reasonably still. As tis is a must. Don't want to start tapping my foot. Oh and I hope I can keep mouth shut, as i am a terrible singer. :oops:

    Anyway hope you get the right answers
    Thinking of you
    Take care JuliePF x
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,565 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Morning hileena, I hope you are OK today. We will be with you in spirit tomorrow, fret ye not. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • hileena111hileena111 Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mornoing everyone
    Juilet Hi....I've had 3 MRI's and I've been completely in at all times. Didnt know you could have your head out LOL
    Make sure you dont jiggle about and sing too much LOL :lol:
    Hi Speedy....yes The consultant has weird hours...and this telephone call I got was in between operations he was doing :)
    Hi DD.....How are you today.....glad you will be there in spirit if not body. Are you feeling any better? Been out for any midnight rides yet? :wink:

    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,565 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck for today, hileena, I will be thinking of you and I hope matters can be resolved. If you can, please let us know how you get on. And no, no ride last night, something went wrong: I had some sleep! Three hours all in one go at one point. I think Mr DD and a mallet might have been involved! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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