Hello again, everyone..!!
I found my original post from 2 years ago when I had my revision.
KI seem to have slipped out of existence since then and into a deep, black hole.
I apologize but psychologically I have been a total wreck due to the contious and severe pain.
My pain had been centred around the right operated leg and knee for the first 8 months after surgery as I was totally bedridden, only getting up to go to physio and the bathroom. It was severe. The stems I have in the thigh and lower leg are very long and go halfway up and halfway down. I didn't even know I had such long stems till 6 months after the revision when I had X-rays and the technician actually yelled at me for not telling him as he said he wasted the X-rays and had to redo them..!!
I cried and sobbed like a baby. It was an emotional shock.
This was my 6 month post surgical appointment and only then did I find out how extreme the surgery had been via the resident who examined me prior to my ortho surgeon.
He said they had to "ream the bone canals" to insert the stems to give the new implant the support it needed. I had quite a bit of necrotic bone and they placed several metal widgets and gadgets there to replace the bone and he told me new bone would eventually grow over it.
He also told me that this was major surgery and the pain I was experiencing 6 months post, could get better, that the one year time mark post surgery usually told how much residual pain a person had for the rest of their life.
I had actually forgot about this conversation. Well it's been 2 years post and it's worse because the severe bavk pain and nerve pain kicked in 8 months after the surgery when I started to actually move a bit more. So now on writing this I'm wondering if the nerve pain is being caused by my back, although no doctor has ever said so - they say all 3 of my pain components are post surgical pain.
The 3 pain components are;
1) severe pain in the knee and thigh and calf that encompasses the entire implant
2) severe pain in the lower back which renders me unable to sit or stand or walk for very long and has periods of time where I go through an even more severe bout of pain fir several days/weeks where the pain is so excruciating that I can only find some relief lying in bed in my side with several pollows supporting my operated leg
3) severe nerve pain in the shin and outer calf that are like a million swords piercing and stabbing at me which is worse at certain movements and when I walk and put pressure on the leg.
So, to everyone that has kindly commented on this post, I reach out, yet again as I try to remain in the light and not go back into my black hole, yet again.