Well yesterday I saw the surgeon, with regards to my left hip and because it is so advanced with Osteoarthritis and is crumbling the doctor says my surgical date is March the 3rd. He said also he may have a cancellation for Feburary and I may be able to have that day. Otherwise it is the 3rd. of March.
I am excited , but very nervous about it all. The specialist told me that when you have a total hip replacement there is quite a bit of blood lose and said that I would require a blood transfusion.
Imagine how I felt for a moment, here I have had previously 20 or more operations and all without blood and now I am faced with this. It seems wierd to me. But I need to come to grips with this in order for the surgery to be a success. My mind has to be calm and relaxed to some extent so all things will go well. My mind has to be free of burdens. If you understand what I mean.
The hip replacement is all metal, no plastic or ceramic on account of my weight and age as he said I am very young to have a total hip replacement. He also told me that in another 10 -12 I will need it to be replaced barring all complications. And how fast the bones deteriorate. So I will need to be careful with the first replacement.
Just thought you would like to know this.
With love '
metal on metal....