David Guy


On July 25,2022 I underwent hip replacement surgery on my right hip and the recovery was progressing really well to the point I was jogging and ready to go back to work by the end of October. On November 4,2022 after my last rehab session I started having discomfort my hip on the way home. By the time I got home 30 minutes later at 4:30, I was feeling disoriented and started having a low grade fever. By 6:30 it was 103.5 and I was shivering.

I emailed my physical therapist who contacted my surgeon, who told me to come to the office on Thursday. Once there my hip was puffy and red the nurse removed some fluid around hip replacement for blood work. On the way home afterwards, they called and said to get to the ER ASAP. I was admitted.

In the ER they removed 10 CC of nasty fluid from my hip and tested it and it came back as staphylococcus aureus and I had developed sepsis. (Sepsis and Joint Replacements) They did emergency surgery to remove the artificial hip, clean out wound and put in new hip replacement. I was on I.V. antibiotics for the next 6 weeks through a PICC line and have been on clindomycin ever since.

My muscles and joints hurt all the time. I amhave memory issues and I can’t sleep more than a couple hours at a time. I returned to work January 3, 2023, two months after my 2nd surgery because I didn’t want to be alone and so I could have something to occupy my time, which was probably a mistake on my part. I wish I would have known this was a possibility after surgery because if I had known I never would have had the initial surgery in July ?

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