Hi Everyone, hope all are somewhat well. Had the left hip replaced. After 7 days, pain is horrific. Motion is intentionally limited to keep the implant from "popping out". Am in a rehab now for two weeks. In ICU, after waking up from the operation --- saw " double". -- scared. In that groggy state -- had to explain to interns about GCA and blindness. My surgeon "got it" and ordered 30 mg of medrol. In a few hours my vision was better. Was moved to a more sophisticated ICU. Vision OK. None of this "walking next day". Started rehab, walking 5th day. Tremendous dizziness. Hospital good. Surgeon said my hemoglobin low. He considered a transfusion but decided against it. Here, I am exhausted. Am on a maintenance dose of 6 MG's of pred. This rehab Dr just said my hemoglobin is low. Felt feverish last 3 days -- temp 99.5. --- for the surgery they gave me a dose of 100 MG's hydrocortizobe - for one day. After surgery couldn't t get my blood pressure up past 70 for 4 days. Still tremendous hip pain. Want to get through this. Not feeling well, weak, very, very worried. Any thoughts, advice, similar experiences, suggestions, greatly appreciated. Thanks. Worried, Whittlesey
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