Help! Patel of the hip and no end in sight

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So I have had Osteomyelitis for two years now and it has me on crutches for two years. Here is a pic after the girdles tone. It’s crazy. Is this the end? Will I walk? Medicaid is a joke right now...... 

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    You will walk again although you may feel slight discomfort in cold weather. I had it in my arm its gone 6 years now all i get is aching sensations in the cold

    Just keep your chin up, i do not mean to patronise you i must add. Let me inow if you want to talk

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    After 3 months of antibiotic infusion and extensive physical therapy I went from the hospital bed to the walker to the cane and now walking without any aid. When I do walk a distance it feels awkward but not painful something I'll have to live with probably. I never thought I would walk again either but you will be fine.

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    spent 4 months in hospital had part of my hip bone taken out because the infection went into the bone. moSt painful thing ever don't wish it on anyone. left with a scar from above knee to hip and from my hip across my lower stomach. huge scars. it's been 4 years now and still on opioids daily. don't think it ever fully recovered

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    Mia, My prayers are with you I usually go to Church every Saturday Evening, do not like getting out of bed on Sunday Morning so I will pray for you this evening.

    Your email gave me the chills this morning since it will be one year this week I was admitted into the hospital for this horrible disease.

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      Mike thank-you very much I am doing the same for you. sorry to hear that you also have the problem. After my operation on day 17 I tested positive to sepsis. My liver was starting to shut down and it was travelling to my heart. After I was getting pushed around in a panic I then woke up with Toxic Death Syndrome. I wasn't at all worried I didn't believe for 1 minute an infection would kill me because I have survived 2 strokes and left with no side effects. Also a ruptured Brain Anueysum and cervical cancer twice. so there was no way I believed an infection would kill me. I was 62kg when I went in and came out 45kg. After 4 months a priest walked in my room with the Bible and said hello and he knew I had been there for months. My God at that moment I thought I'm going to die. The pain I have never felt anything like it. I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. you have to be strong minded I believe that's what got me through it all. Good luck I hope you don't have any problems.

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      I also didn't mention I was on IV antibiotics in both arms non stop 24/7 plus 19 different antibiotic tablets. I had to stay on the antibiotics for 3 years. My system is showing the infection again now.

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      Mike, after all antibiotics I have a very weak immune system. Some days it's a struggle to wake up and get out of bed. Thank God for the medication called Modafinil. The wonder drug.

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