SEVERE PAIN AFTER HIP FRACTURE

hileena111
hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
edited 31. Aug 2014, 17:50 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
Can any of you lovely people come up with any suggestions?
You know I had a THR 7 months ago then 6 months ago a fracture in my hip.
It is getting worse {The pain}
The mobility is very gradually getting better but pain is agony.
My appointment with the consultant isn't until Dec {roughly} still haven't got a date......My physiotherapist is off with a broken leg. :cry:
He's the one I've been going to {when I needed to} since I was diagnosed with OA.....a long time ago. :roll:
I rang the dept and she said he'll be back in approx. 2 weeks but they aren't taking any appointments for him at the moment because they don't know quite what he'll be able to cope with at first.
I asked if I could see someone else .....all his patients have to get a referral from their GP!!!!
My GP wont give me a referral.....just says keep doing the OA exercises :shock:
Any suggestions anyone please. I was siting here crying this morning.....not like me.
Love
Hileena

Comments

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh dear, no this is not like you. I am so sorry, please have some hugs. ((( ))) My fractured humerus still hurts (and some of the deep bruising is still evident) and this is eight months after, but knowing that my last Xray showed the bones had knitted OK I guess the deeper healing is still going on.

    I feel that your GP is letting you down because you obviously need more informed help than he can provide, and how long would a referral take? :? I have one suggestion: is there any way you could see a physio privately? I went down that route before I knew what was up with me (and obviously she didn't help much) but your situation is known and that would give you access to some immediate advice and help. You're very clued-up about your conditions so should be able to give them a thorough background. DD
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry you are suffering sending some hugs (((()))) Mig
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry you are suffering so much lovely, do you think your GP would refer you to a pain clinic? I am sorry it is the only thing I can suggest (((()))).....................Marie xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hileena you never complained before you had your second THR and the fracture so it must be painful,I think you should see someone I know you cant see the Physio but your GP should help ..if only they could see pain them maybe they would take it serious..the longer this goes on the more down you will be and we don't want that :roll: hope you can get some relief very soon (((()))) xx
  • marrianne
    marrianne Member Posts: 1,161
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hileena ,I am so sorry the hip operation has not as yet given a good result only just found you after a long time being off line I had a knee replacement about the same time.NEED ANOTHER SCARED .just keep strong and brave as you are...know that by the great support you have always given to othersI guess its a case of going back for the follow ups and saying "its not right I am not happy meanwhile wish you very well kind Hileena it will come right for you I am sure Marrianne((()))xx
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena

    I am very sorry to hear this and as others have said you are not one to complain. In fact I think you have coped very well indeed considering it was such an unfortunate thing to happen and not your fault at all.

    I would like to give your gp a slap on the wrists and that is being polite. :shock: Who does he think he is? He knows you are not a time waster. Can you see another GP? That often helps to get another opinion at least. As DD suggests could you pay for a physio session. If so try to find a physio someone has recommended, one that has an interest in especially in hips, if you know what I mean. ;) Perhaps a letter from a physio, to your GP might speed things up for you.

    Love
    Elna x
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh I am sorry, Hileena. ((((()))))

    I hope you can pressure your GP with how intense your symptoms are. There has to be something he can do to help you. I'm afraid I don't know how your system in the UK works, but would it take a long time for a new physiotherapist referral? It sounds like your physio could be out of commission for a long time.

    Maybe you could be referred to a clinic on an emergency basis? Apologies, if these aren't options but it's fairly easy to get in with physios here. .....You could come here, and I'll take you.xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Thank you all for your lovely replies.
    As for my GP.....she will not give me a referral to another physiotherapist.....says just do the OA exercises :?
    The physiotherapist that broke his leg....{physician heal thyself :wink: he'll have a lot of physio}.......he has been seeing me since I was first diagnosed but when he discharges me all I have to do is give the dept a ring and ask to speak to him and he'll fit me in....no referral or anything. He is good. As for a new referral goodness knows how long that would take. Might be better to wait until he comes back...might be as quick LOL
    Or there is always as DD pointed out the option of a private one :roll:
    Marie:- My back specialist wrote to the GP about a year ago asking her to refer me to a pain clinic. I expected to hear from her...I did.....She told me she had a letter from the back specialist and would like me to make an appointment to see her :shock:
    I did.....all she did was tell me pain clinics were no good, they couldn't do as much as they said they could due to lack of funding so there was no point in me going. I said I wanted to try it......she then said I've just told you they cant do very much and she went to the door, hand on the knob {in other words goodbye} I just sat there.....I said how many things have we tried...various injections etc and they haven't worked.....if a pain clinic works great if it doesn't well that's just one more thing that didn't work and I wouldn't move until she filled a form in for a referral to the pain clinic :wink:
    Marrianne....not sure if you know it was a fracture in the hip after the THR and they discovered that was because I had osteoporosis....so anyone having a tHR don't be put off please.
    Elna....I've read between the lines of your post and agree with you :lol: As for another GP.......they prefer you to see the same GP if you have multiple injuries {or whatever you call them lol}
    I don't think I could get a physio to write a letter...Kristen with a broken leg and needing a referral from the GP to get anoputher physio LOL Vicious circle
    Boomer ...I wish I could go there LOL
    Actuallly the girl on reception at the physiotherapy department did say come in as an emergency and tell them how sore you are and they might see you without a referral.....then she said DONT TELL THEM I SAID YOU WERE TO DO THIS LOL.
    Barbara
    I'm just going to answer a few pm's and I imagine one of them is yours so will have a word with you then
    Thanks again everyone.
    I don't feel as bad now ....it has eased off a bit from what it was this morning.
    I'm used to stiffness and a bit of pain in the morning from the OA and know it disappears but this past few mornings have been dreadful
    Hope everyone is OK
    Love
    Hileena
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    oh dear Hileena; please do pester your physio office if you just can't stand the pain anymore. My hips get very painful, words really can't describe, so you have my sincere empathy. I really think you have suffered too much already. (((())))
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There is no rush Hileena... :)
    I am just so annoyed for you , I know we cant take all the pain away, but to be in agony is not right :roll: I know with your epilepsy there are something you cant take, but I think you need a good overhaul of your meds ...(((())) xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Boomer and Barbara
    Barbara...have answered your pm

    Love
    Hileena
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hileena, I so sorry your suffering with such awful pain, I hope something can be done soon, I send you lots of gentle (())'s
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you
    Still sore today but nothing like I was yesterday
    Normal sore LOL

    Love
    Hileena
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    I'm so sorry you're in such a lot of pain. I have to say I think your GP is being very unreasonable in not giving you a referral. I think I'd be inclined to turn up at the physio department and do as the girl on reception suggested. You don't need to mention her name, and they will surely know you need some treatment as a matter of urgency.

    I hope you can get something sorted. I won't be online after tomorrow, as we're going to Portugal for 10 days, but wish you luck in your quest for help.

    Tezz x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Now just take things a bit easier till you can get some help, I know you there is no holding you down...I get out of breath reading what you get up to :) :shock: (((())))xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tezz
    Thanks for that and you have a great holiday in Portugal
    How many of you going?

    Love
    Hileena
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just the two of us, Hileena - we go to a tiny fishing village in the eastern Algarve, not far from the Spanish border. It's quiet and peaceful, and the pace of life suits us. It's no good if you want plenty to do/happy hours/English breakfasts - you have to like the quiet life!

    Tezz x
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 745
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just a quick post (on Mr Megrose's laptop - I get my new one next week :D ) to wish you well Hileena. I do hope you get the physic sorted out soon. I feel for you being in so much pain. Take care.

    Meg
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Meg and I do hope you get your computer sorted
    when you think you will

    Love
    Hileena
  • marrianne
    marrianne Member Posts: 1,161
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena ,Oh dear I am so sorry not to read back properly ,being of line for so long everything changes ,you were doing so well .I am sorry about the fracture and think physios can be a little pushy not all of them but you listen to your body as you have the pain ,Hope it will start to improve giving more time I had a fractured femur pre R/A and it was painful to the touch for about 2 years I went swimming and had just a little bit of physio now I am not aware of it at all though I had better touch wood :) keep strong love Marrianne (((()))xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Marrianne
    My physio is good when he's here but he's got a broken leg at the moment.
    I am listening to my body although sometimes I cant make out what its saying :lol::lol:
    Thanks for the encouragement
    Love
    Hileena

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