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Re: Help!!  Life with a spacer

From: Mike in Ctown
Date: 24 Jul 2001
Time: 23:15:24
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I had to have all the hardware removed and a spacer (girdle stone) put in. It was there for 5-6 weeks while I was treated with IV antibiotics. I had a PIC line put in my vein in my arm and it snaked through just short of my heart. I plugged in 2x a day for IV antibiotics. The space is spongy and you are non-weight bearing on that side while it's in. Infections are a real bummer - It's unfortunate. Sorry! The good news - that was a year and a half ago and today I am doing great. There is hope. Good luck!

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