My PE was June 15. They attributed it to the fact that I had hip revision surgery on May 30. Hip revision is when something goes wrong with the hip replacement and they have to go in and replace some parts. I has been difficult trying to rehab my hip after the PE but in addition I have a torn meniscus in my knee. This makes walking and exercise painful and my knee swells to 3 times it size. So, I am scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery to repair my knee on Sept 10. It is a very simple procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Now the doctor is saying I may have to have a Greenfield filter implanted first, since my coumadin will discontinued for approximately 5 days. Ughhhh! I just want to be healthy again. I am 51 and have had 4 surgeries in the last three years. Plus atrial fibrillation (a heart arrhythmia) and the PEs. I know I am acting like a 2 year old having a temper tantrum but I just feel like I cant do this anymore!!! But deep down I know I will continue to do whatever is necessary to regain my health. I just don't like it right now.
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