Getting Closer

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Well if any of you have been following along with my threads and posts I have mentioned I am going to need another surgery. I finally heard back from the Dr. he reviewed my lab results but he still feels ( maybe its a gut feeling ?? ) I may have an infection. Yesterday afternoon he called me and he wants me to see him Thursday morning to have some fluid taken out to be checked. I think he mentioned something about white blood cell count?? Based on the findings ( and boy do I hope there is no infection !!! ) I am looking at 2 options. The easy one fingers crossed no infection then I just need a revision however if there is an infection ( life will suck ) I will need 2 surgeries. The first one he needs to take out the current prosthesis and put a spacer in and I will have to have a PICC line for the antibiotics 2X a day for 6 weeks. ( I have had one before these are absolutely no fun period ). After the 6 weeks the spacer comes out and the hopefully last prosthesis goes in. So pretty much my summer is almost over it all depens on the lab results and when I can have the surgery.

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    Oh dear! You really are going through the mill!

    Here's hoping it's not infection & you get your revision.

    Have you had a cold or something which would mean you body is fighting something? It might account for raised white blood cells??

    I hope you get the outcome you want.

    Keep us posted

    Marilyn 

    XX

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    🤞 Fingers crossed that you don't have an infection.  

    Keep us posted.  

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    Isn't life great I bet no one in there right mind would want to have a knee like. For that matter its my own knee!!! and I still do not want it. Anyone interested in a trade???

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      cannot type and think at the same time. I meant to write have a knee like mine?? Typing is not one of my attributes.
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    Best wishes for a successful outcome for your knee!
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    Had some fluid taken out today based on the findings will determine how much fun I will be having. I asked the Dr. how long it would take to find out the results on of the tests I will know by tomorrow the other will take 2 weeks. He said said sometimes it takes longer for some cultures to grow and one week is not long enough. So far I must admit this Dr. this Dr. is very thorough. I hope I am wrong but I have a gut feeling I have an infection.
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