Hi I promised an update when I saw my consultant. Unfortunatly my appt was cancelled until last Wednesday. I'm really pleased to report all is good. My CRP was only 4 ESR also low. Swabs taken at my last lot of surgery 5 weeks ago was negative so I haven't got to see him again for 3 months. At last, progress. Since the plate has been removed my walking has improved immensely, at last I can see an end to all of this. My surgeon was astounded I'd healed so well considering he has been into that hip 5 times in the last 2 years. I've posted a photo of the xray of the 2nd stage replacement last October and the broken metal work taken 5 weeks ago, the night before my surgery. You can clearly see the fracture the plate has caused. A picture will tell a story better than words sometimes.
I wanted to apologise to Brian as my last post read " My infection has returned (yet) since I've had my spacer." It should have read hasnt!!! I tried to find a way of editing it but couldn't do it! I've also posted an xray of my antibiotic cement spacer too.
Also Skidly I wanted to ask, how did that happen to your hip replacement? Are your bones made of swiss cheese? You must have been in agony. Was that last photo a Seroma? I have to say I thought it was an abscess. I really wish you well also and hope when you are sorted they will sort your leg length out too. Mine was almost 2 inches shorter but now I'm the proud owner of matching pins again. Just wished they looked like Marilyn Monroes😂.
Good luck everyone. It really is therapeutic and hopefully helpful to others to post. We've all been through too much.