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Hi am 43 and going for a total hip replacement this Friday 2nd may , am not afraid of the op but I heard some people have a catheter placed during the op , I would like to no if this has happened to anyone .

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    If you have a look on otner THP threads you're right a few people have this done...I didn't but using the she wee was impossible and the bed pan almost as bad...probably the worst thing about the whole experience! They did threaten me with a catheter if I couldn't go but thankfully I managed it eventually...was only the day of the op...they have you up and using the loo the next day. Probably depends on the usual practice of the hospital...
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    Hi Angie

    I've had 2 THR's and no catheter!!  I know some have had  it but I think it depends on your surgeon. They all have their own ways.  Mine doesnt believ in catheters for THR so its a spinal block, they have you up the day of the operation {with nurses} to go to the loo or to use a commode beside the bed.

    Have you had your pre-assessment yet? If not ask her, she will know or have you got the telephone number of the pre-assessment nurse {if you've already had it} if so just give her a ring and ask what that surgeon does.

    Good luck

    Eileen

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      Thanks Eileen I also have another concern , my left foot and ankle is very swollen , it's my right hip that's gettin replaced so not sure what's happening with my left foot 
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      Hi Angie

      My only suggestion about you foot and ankle is to check with your GP beforehand.

      I assume its OA......well GP's deal with OA {apart from the surgery bit of it} whereas RA is dealt with at the hospital by a rheumatologist.

      Love

      Eileen

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      Hi is that a deffo thing o a docs r a hospital.Maybe i could pick your brain on something, if you had the steroid injection at the hospital and a week later had 1,,,,a xray...2....blood test with imflamation markers,would imflamation show in the blood tests and also in the xrays thanks ian 
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      Hi Ian

      As far as I know its mostly GP's that deal with OA.....by te way there isnt much brain to pick cheesygrin especially at  7.10amcheesygrin

      I've not had a steroid injection but had loads of others at the hospital. The results of that go to your GP {or mine did anyway} As for inflammation markers.......I dont know is the simple answer. I've heard others saying that it doesnt matter if they dont show up.....doesnt mean you dont have arthritis or inflammation....but that bit is hearesay,

      Something else. Every doc/consultant you see aske to be copied into their letters. It means that when the consultant sends a letter to the GP you can read it as well. When I get my copies I dont understand it all but at least I have an idea what they have written and if the GP doesnt get in touch soon I know they have heard from the consultant and I would get in touch with them lol It just keeps you in the loop.

      I have an orthopaedic consultant {THR's} and its marked on my file that I'm to receive copies of any correspindence he sends out, also a back specialist {scoliosis} and then  a different hospital.....opthomologist {nothing to do with the arthritis}.....back to the first hospital, the pain clinic....dont see them often but I get any correspondence they send out as well.

      Maybe your not nosey like I am cheesygrin

      Love

      Eileen

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      thanks eileen for the reply your a star have a appointment with dial today i was in the suport group esa and they have found me fit for work moved me down to wrag on the 17th on the 18th a medical letter 14 days later a fail 4 days later benefit stopped.Same day for me everyday has been for 7 month yet tommy cooper stylee just like that off my esa and on to jsa embarking on the appeal journey today .Brick layer self employed 30 years a grafter ask for help out my tax and ni contribution get treat like dirt oh well thanks for above advice ta ian 
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      Hi Ian

      I'm sorry your benefits have been stopped....I'm retired so that doesnt apply to me

      You're a brick layer? What sort of arthritis do you have and where is it?

      Good luck with JSA

      Eileen

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      cant answer that honestly i dont know to be truthfull spine and sacroilliac joint.? deffo in 1 off them and deffo the spine.MRI shows imflamationin both.I had it in right knee for 18 month o/a was diagnosed of knee had diclofennac naproxen colloxin all made me poorly i have ibs and glutonand hemochromotosis g/h..{not the drinkers one the genetic 1} i have the HLA B27 gene as well.I woke 1 morning knee prob gone ..neck back hips and sore eyes .My dad had both hips replaced before he was done he had bad r/a.its one side for me at the moment if the other side starts itll be a walking aid job i reckon.Rheumotologist prescribed metotroxine but my gp wont prescribe it coz of my tummy probs so its ibuprophen and co codomol ware nd tear o.a there treating me for seems like they have ran out of ideas .Im not happy about it all its 10 pound acess to records and 25p a a4 copy i asked about it last year i wanted a years history and they quoted 50 quid??...My old lady uses the same doctor so i parted company and jumped ship but after 7 months im not satisfied this benefit things spurned me on SACROILLIITIS isv v v painfull that i do know i have should have had the mail divert like you have.Ive been a bit of rum un in my time worked hard played harder rock star stuff lol butyou grow up eventually you know men little boy inside everyone of them ha.Last 7 years ive led a monastic life i think that they nhs definately give a discount sevice to people who havent looked after there self.It was 12 month before my old doctor finally refered me to the mus skel guy who picked up on my sacroills straight away and sent me on to a rheomotologist.I think my old doc thought i was putting it on CANT be o/a can it had 3 rhumo appointments Im going for ANK SPON my old doc flat refused the notion of..a/s its o/a over 12 month i asked for a specialist no joy finally i got 1 and it was on to rheumo specialist from the mus skel guy and mri,s etc ive posted the data act form and its 50 quid proberly ill get to bottom of it .......its slam dunk ank spon have a look the symptoms the gene thing the knee prob it starts any where but the back then eventuall eplodes in your back coz iv no bone fusion in my spine its not as and its v rare to get it at 47 ive only had it 7 months in my back there wont be any fusion will there oh yes the sore eyes as well as symp again 80 percent of people with it have the hla b27 gene ok flower bye for now ian 
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