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Well, its been a strange old week....had my diagnosis of premature loosening of my right TKR last Monday (17 months post-op) and the need for Revision Surgery, Ive been all over the place - mood swings, bursting into tears all the time....its almost felt like its happening to someone else and Im an outsider....but I think Im geting a grip on it now, its got to happen, no point burying my head in the sand - time to pull up my Big Girl Pants and deal with it! Ive just had a lovely chat with one of the Ortho Registrars - she phoned me at home to see how I was getting on - and I had a good meeting with my GP yesterday so Ive got the support from the medics....and the GOOD NEWS? My blood tests have come back and all the Inflammatory markers are within relatively normal limits. Ive still got to go in for aspiration of the joint, but it looks like NO INFECTION!!! SO - trying to grasp a little bit of hope from the situation, at least it looks like a one-stage surgery, rather than the 2-stage it would need for an infected joint.
Just waiting now for a date for the aspiration, and Im going on holidays in 5 weeks, then its back on the old merry-go-round - at least I know the drill now, I suppose......Id better start reading back through some of my posts where Ive been supporting others, see if I can glean a bit of strength and inspiration from them.....
Healing thoughts to all those in pain, and a virtual hug to anyone who needs one - Terri xx
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