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After reading all your progress and research, I feel the same way. I am never going to get rid of the “bug” so the less surgery the better. My decision has to be made tomorrow morning even though I am still going to be tested for metals in the future. I have decided to tell the Doctor I will go on long term antibiotics. I don’t know the cost but that will have to factor into our budget. I have really tried to stay positive throughout all this as I know there are people in the world a lot less fortunate than myself.
My wound stopped leaking on Saturday but I am watching closely for another hematoma.
Thank you for being so honest and open telling me your situation, you helping me making my decision. I will let you know what happens in my future.

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I will keep you in my prayers. I cannot do long term antibiotics because when I next need antibiotics, the infection may not respond. I will have this hip structure until it gets too bad for me and my mobility. If you're not overweight and not infected, the TRH is more successful. Eat healthy, exercise daily, and you know your body better than anyone else ( this includes your doctor) so you decide. Hopefully you won't develop a hematoma if you are on a blood thinner. The wound area can be gently massaged to keep the fluids flowing. Check with the physical therapist to guide you. The area has had an insult ( surgery) and the body's defense is to send more fluid to the area. Gentle massage can help.
I will keep you in my prayers and just tell yourself it will be good… positive thinking heals.

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