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Hip Surgery and Redose

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    KellieSue
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    Eh!

    Been having some hip pain recently, thought it was another tumor on my hip(I know, worst case scenerio always pops into my head)

    After having an xray and speaking to the Ortho surgeon, I apparently just have weakened bones from hip radiation a year ago. He recommends partial hip replacement ASAP.  So onto another surgery on Friday am. Should be a pretty simple surgery(compared to some I've had.)

    I gotta tell ya, between the hysterectomy, hot flashes and hip replacement I feel about 40 years older than I am!

    Eh!

    Been having some hip pain recently, thought it was another tumor on my hip(I know, worst case scenerio always pops into my head)

    After having an xray and speaking to the Ortho surgeon, I apparently just have weakened bones from hip radiation a year ago. He recommends partial hip replacement ASAP.  So onto another surgery on Friday am. Should be a pretty simple surgery(compared to some I've had.)

    I gotta tell ya, between the hysterectomy, hot flashes and hip replacement I feel about 40 years older than I am!

    In the meantime been waiting for IRB approval to start the redose of ALT-801. Grateful they haven't let me start yet since this hip problem came up.  Now I can get this surgery done with, heal up and be all ready for redose in a few weeks!

    I met a nice Stage IV lady and her family today, Jackie! Dr introduced us as she's getting ready to start ALT after she has some radiation to her hip. Her sister said she had visited the board and noticed we lived only 20 minutes apart!  Hate that another person is having to go through this but nice to meet someone!

    Super fun times folks!

    Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      Thanks for the update.  Wishing you a speedy recovery even though you are now pre-op and not post-op.  I sure hope it is simple but as you know, bones hurt!  One day at a time.  And then it would be great if the timing works out for you to get back on the ALT-801.  And I agree…you are much too young to be experiencing all this.

       

      Keep us posted.  Good Luck!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      Thanks for the update.  Wishing you a speedy recovery even though you are now pre-op and not post-op.  I sure hope it is simple but as you know, bones hurt!  One day at a time.  And then it would be great if the timing works out for you to get back on the ALT-801.  And I agree…you are much too young to be experiencing all this.

       

      Keep us posted.  Good Luck!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      lhaley
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      Kellie,

      OMG you are way to young to have to go through a hip replacement!!  I had a friend who had one a little over 2 months ago. He was at a wedding dancing this weekend!!  This was the 2nd hip he had done and he felt that he recouped quite well.  I wish you the same!!

      I had been wondering how you had been doing. Please keep us posted!!

      Linda

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Kellie,

      OMG you are way to young to have to go through a hip replacement!!  I had a friend who had one a little over 2 months ago. He was at a wedding dancing this weekend!!  This was the 2nd hip he had done and he felt that he recouped quite well.  I wish you the same!!

      I had been wondering how you had been doing. Please keep us posted!!

      Linda

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      Fen
      Participant

       

      So you must be feeling 60 because you look 20!  Here's hoping your recuperation is quick and easy.

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      Fen
      Participant

       

      So you must be feeling 60 because you look 20!  Here's hoping your recuperation is quick and easy.

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      jag
      Participant

      Geez,

      did you ever think you would be happy for a non-melanoma disease?  I hope you get right through it and the ALT 801 does the trick.

      Best 

      John

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      jag
      Participant

      Geez,

      did you ever think you would be happy for a non-melanoma disease?  I hope you get right through it and the ALT 801 does the trick.

      Best 

      John

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