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It's come undone. After two weeks of agonizing pain he saw his surgeon today. We thought it was just undue pressure on the sciatic nerve. Wrong. The femur rod and hip rod have become "unjoined".

Surgeon is hopeful that two weeks of physical therapy can get the rods realigned. If not, Tud will have to have another surgery to remove the hip rod and then be immobilized (casted) for several weeks while the bone grows together.

I think now is a good time to say "one day at a time" and think no further than each succeeding 24 hours.

Stiff drink, anyone? :-\
 

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Awww, crap. I'm so sorry to hear about that, Nance. An acquaintance of mine had a similar problem--his leg was shattered in a serious car accident, and he has rods running from his hip to his ankle. They had to rebreak the bone and reset the rods. He was casted for a couple of months, on two separate occasions. It was not easy but he was determined and got through it, and the bone DID grow straight eventually.

So lots of good thoughts for Tudor. It'll grow together, it just takes a long time.
 

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Oh Nance, that just sucks! :mad: Lots of prayers and good thoughts that things realign themselves and Tud is relieved of the pain.
 

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Thanks for that, Nathan. We're taking the naval approach on this:
"**** the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
 

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I'm sorry Tud's experiencing so much pain. Hopefully PT helps him.
Sending good thoughts ...

yes, sometimes things seem very unfair.
 

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I'm sorry! This has just all been a nightmare.......sending good healing thoughts, and a virtual bottle of what? Scotch?

Frances
 

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Sorry Nance. Prayers that the PT will be all it takes.
 

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I'm sorry. You've both been through so much already. I hope P/T gives Tudor some relief.

I'll share my tequila with you.
 

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Well, double crap. I'm so sorry. Keeping you both in my prayers. Just remember, "And this too shall pass."
 

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(((((hugs)))))
I sure hope the physical theraphy will get things back in line. Keeping our fingers and paws crossed.
Sure, I'll join you in a stiff drink. ;D
 

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Oh man, that SUCKS !! Poor Tud....... he will be in our thoughts and prayers........ I hope it realigns with the therapy.

Melissa
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Aw man, you guys are having a heck of a year. :( I'm sending prayers and good thoughts, and hopefully things will turn around. Poor Tud, and poor you!
 
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