Jam......I know someone who is really suffering from hip troubles

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by sunflowergirl, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    She's had two total hip replacements, both sides. The first time in India because she had no insurance here. Things seem to be OK for about a year, then pain again. She then saw a surgeon in L.A. who removed the bad one (not covered by the makers because it was done out of the country) and now she's back in the hospital. They removed her entire hip socket because of a rare fungus. They have to clear up the fungus before they can put in a new hip. I did a search on it. Seems it can happen with hip or knee replacements......a type of candida. I feel so bad for the pain and suffering she's going thru. It's been 2 weeks in the hospital and then she will be taken to her daughter's house for meds. to help kill the fungus. And hopefully she can be helped. Right now she's fighting the insurance company.......they told her she has to come up with $500 a month toward the $2,000 monthly med for the fungus.

    Ever heard of this fungus?