On the Path to Wellness After a Hip Ordeal and Long Hospital Stay

On the Path to Wellness After a Hip Ordeal and Long Hospital Stay
lisa burks   Hi, everyone. I’m back! It’s been a long time since I last wrote because I became seriously sick and was hospitalized for three months. In November 2018, I was admitted to the hospital for fevers and hip pain. With my complicated health history and having had a hip replacement, my doctor was concerned about sepsis and wanted to make sure there was no infection. That’s when my life spiraled downward. Shortly after a hip aspiration was done on Nov. 21, I experienced pain in my back, abdomen, and hip. I started losing sensation of my left leg, and eventually it became completely numb and unable to move. A doctor told me it was probably a pinched nerve and nothing serious. One week later, pain continuing, an abdominal CT scan was ordered. That’s when they discovered I was in an emergent situation and rushed me to intensive care. I had developed a massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage and ended up having 12 blood transfusions and five bags of plasma infusions to stop i
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