Conditions and Diseases, DePuy, Health, hip, Hip Replacement, Medicine, pain, Shopping
I had my DePuy hip in 2006 and had trouble from day 1.
I had full blown trouble 2008 as I couldn’t stand the pain anymore , no sleep , pain 100% 24/7 everything hurt . Had x-rays and yes there was a “gap” coming in the lower part of the shaft (so the specialist said) His opinion was is par of the course , & it will get better . And it didn’t .
I thought myself that I had done damage somehow , it was so painful I couldn’t put pressure on it , not stand on that leg alone. Had quite a bit of hiring crutches and actually buying 3 walking sticks, 1 for the car 1 for inside down stairs and 1 upstairs.
By the time 2010 came I was sleeping down stairs as the stairs were too much now, and still was told that it was part of the process. The only thing that was to comfort me was to loose weight to lessen the load. So I lost 8kgs (and I am not even large I am 5″8 and around 10stone).
Now had a the THING out and ( DePuy Replaced ) and still having trouble. Can’t sleep through so much pain.
My knee is so bad and I have never had trouble with my knees. It has now been 4 months and I cannot believe that it is worse than before.
I still have crutches for really bad days and walking sticks for others , and mind you there are more bad days than good ones.
I have had actually the last 4 years of a nothing life, cant go boating on our boat, cant go fishing on rocks , cant get into a normal car, we had to buy a 4 wheel drive so I can get up into it as I can’t possibly get into a lower car, can’t push a pram, can’t ride my bike, cant sit for long, can’t stand for long, can’t lay on either sides.
I would rather go through labour 10 times a year than put up with this pain.
I have now put on 9 kg and that of course apparently is like 3 times that weight on my hip (specialists theory). So now on weight supplements to try and loose weight without exercising. I don’t know whether anyone else is having trouble like me.
I feel like I am the only person around with all these problems . So if anyone out there is sick to death of it please contact .
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU !!!!
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jackie anderson said:
HI VICKIE, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR PAIN AND WHAT YOU ARE HAVING TO GO THROUGH. IT IS A CHANGE OF LIFE IN EVERY SENCE OF THE WORD. I HAD A HIP REPLACEMENT 2 YEARS AGO LAST MONTH AND THEN LAST MONTH I HAD TO GO IN FOR A TOTAL REVISION DUE TO PAIN THAT WAS BARLEY WEIGHT BARING AND MINE WAS A METAL ON METAL AND MY COBALT LEVEL AT THE TIME OF SURGERY WAS 513.9 AND CHROMEUM WAS > 1000.0. I DID NOT KNOW MY NEW LEVELS TILL AFTER SURGERY DUE TO THEY TESTED ME DURING SURGERY. I FELT BAD ALL THE TIME. IT HAS BEEN 1 MONTH TODAY THAT I HAD MY SURGERY AND IM NOT SEEING ANY LIGHT AT THE END OS THE TUNNEL YET BUT HAVE FAITH IT WILL GET BETTER, MY SURGEON IS GREAT. BUT I ALSO HAD TO HAVE ACADAVER BONE PUT AROUND MY FEMUR AND WRAPPED WITH METAL BANDS. MY PT SAYS HE DONE NOT KNOW WHEN I WILL GO FROM WALKER TO CANE AND THE EXERCISES WE DO ARE SOMETHING A 2 YEAR OLD WOULD DO BUT THEY CAUSE SO MUCH PAIN. MINE WAS NOT A DEPUY AND THE NEW ONE IS A STRIKER OR STRYKER. I CANT WALK WITHOUT PAIN BUT I WALK ANYWAYS, IM AFRAID IF I DONT, I NEVER WILL. BUT IT WAS 2 YEARS OF MY LIFE DOWN THE DRAIN. RELATIONSHIPS CHANGES AND EVERYDAY LIFE WAS JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO BE SO I DIDNT HAVE TO WALK ANYMORE. I AM SO AORRY FOR YOU, DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN YOUR DOC, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET A 2ND OPINION. IM GLAD I DID. BUT I CANT SAY IM BETTER YET BECAUSE IM NOT, THE PAIN IS WORSE THAT BEFORE SURGERY BUT, IM AM SILL RECOVERING AND THEY SAID IT WILL TAKE LONGER THAN JUST A REGULAR REPLACEMENT. HANG IN THERE AND KEEP US POSTED, NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THAT!! AND THERE ARE SO MANY OF US GOING THROUGH THIS. I WISH I HAD NEVER HAD THE 1ST SURGERY. ITS A SAD THING. SINCERELY, JACKIE