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Hip Surgery


rev.dennis

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Of course fighting cancer isn’t enough that we have to throw a fractured hip into the mix.

Today Kate will receive a femeral neck system which looks like below

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We arrived at the hospital at 9am and had to do the typical check in stuff and Kates favorite having to put on a gown that appears made for a much larger person.

Talked to Nurse Karen which is the liaison between hospital and patient groupie like me.

Kate surgery starts at 11am and goes to anywhere between 12:30 and 1:30 with a two hour recovery.

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Just got Stephanie the nurse assigned to Kate for this process.  Very nice.

they all mentioned Kates low platelet count (23) which they are going to address first.

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Just received a call from the doctor and surgery went well. Expecting a 2 hour recovery and if she can walk around and is good, I can pick her up.

they said very little bleeding.

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So it's been a few days (well almost a week now, wow time flies).  Kate is doing really well given the situation.  She has a serious bruise on her leg (yea it can gross out a few people).  She is trying to walk around more without crutches but she gets the sharp shooting pains as the tendons and muscles find there home on her leg.  
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