St-Richards-Hospital 24th July 2021. Surgery lasted longer than I thought yesterday. And I came around in a lot of pain! But thankfully they soon managed to get it under control. And I was returned back to my ward.
The operation itself involved opening me up once again. Removing the ball of the hip. Giving whole area a good clean out of any infection. And taking samples to send of to the lab, so they can see what bug it is! Then obviously replacing the ball and stitch me back up.
I had the best nights sleep in weeks last night, despite all the thunder and lightning that was around. And woke up this morning without any pain!
Well I never did meet that doctor who changed all my meds! But I did however meet the pharmacist. Unfortunately I probably wasn’t that polite at first! After barking at her “did you change my medication?”
“Not me” she replied “it’s the doctors that do that, I just dispense the drugs”
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to shout. But I’ve been in so much pain, and all because of some doctor who thinks they know better!” I said.
“No problem, I’m here to see what you normally take, and will put it in capital, shouty letters for the doctor to see!” She said.
I’m now getting my regular meds. And surprisingly my pain level has gone right down!
Got the results back from the laboratory late this evening. And it is the same bug as three years ago! But they’ve still got to find out the strain, I think!
How does that happen? After all, I had MRI after MRI and blood test after blood test, after my last episode. And they all came back clear! I’m just glad they’ve found what the infection is so quickly this time!