I had a total knee replacement almost two years ago and I have been ill ever since. When I filled in the hospital form I told them in the allergy section that I was allergic to Nickle, when I came around after the operation I started being sick but put it down to the anesthetic, I was still being sick and couldn't eat but they sent me home after keeping me in an extra day. Then I had an infection in the wound for three weeks and the nurse came in every other day to dress it. Since then I have lost nine stone in weight, can't stand the smell of food, I live on slim fast because it has all the vitamins and protein in it, my doctor said that it was ok and sandwiches. My leg is cool to the touch but feels on fire inside, with terrible pins and needles, I get terrible cold sweats, I have been so ill that I have been taken into hospital about fifteen times in the last two years, three times with pneumonia, the rest with being sick and in pain, my whole boy hurts and I now can't lift my arms, the hospital says my immune system is all over the place. I had patch tests in 2015 and they found I was highly allergic to Nickle and allergic to Colbalt, both ar in my knee.
On looking on the internet I found several cases of other people allergic to Nickle with the same symptoms and after having them replaced their symptoms have disappeared in a month. I went back to my surgeon and he has flatly refused to take mine out. I am on oramorph an zomorph which don't seem to help a lot, I spent quite a lot of time resting in between doing things around the house and being my husbands carer. My doctor says it needs to come out but I can't find any one to do it unless I go private and that will cost about £1700.500. I am just about at the end of my tether. I use to be so active. Now they say I need the right one done.
NO CHANCE ! Has any one else had this problem.