On this Monday just gone i had a "Total Left Hip Replacement" and by all accounts it went very well. But since I've been discharged I've had nothing but problems ='(
My left leg has swelled to unbearable lengths and. after calling Emergency services and having myself taken to A&E with suspected DVT, the "specialist" on DVT was happy that it wasn't DVT. This then led to a bigger query.....what is it?
After putting the query on here cris1728 commented that it could be "Oedema", otherwise known as Dropsy. After looking the symptoms up on nhs.uk I absolutely agree that it is that. But now i have to wait til tomorrow, when i can get to the hospital, for blood tests and a scan before going to the MEDDOC there and discussing this. Hopefully they'll agree and a solution can be found super fast =/
But the pain I am experiencing at the moment is unbearable The swelling seemed to be going down but has since arrived again, with a vengeance! I live on my own, even though I am engaged, and I am sat here alone feeling very upset and feeling sick as well.
I am so tired and feel woozy. I am taking medication prescribed by the hospital but i feel i need more. A part of me is hoping that I get kept in for observation and allowed a chance for this to heal/go away.
I had a district nurse turn up last night to inject Fragmin into me and another will arrive here tonight (shortly). I'll get her to take a look and see if she suggests anything.
This is a nightmare. An absolute nightmare and i feel so lonely and alone. You can feel lonely surrounded by people but this is the other. This makes me feel sick and downhearted. Makes crazy things race through your head that only those in absolute desperation think of....and i feel like that sometimes. Actually a lot of the times, right now!
I feel so tired but can't nod off as i normally would due to the operation and all the factors i have to take into account.
This weekend has been my worse weekend of this year (yet). I had better feel like a million dollars once the hip's healed!! I'll still have RA, but at least one main component of that pain should be dealt with no!
The picture is of my foot from yesterday (Dec 8th 2012) at around half 9 at night.