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post op blurred vision, headaches, dizziness
« on: October 13, 2008, 12:52:41 AM »
Howdy. I'm a bilateral Birmingham, having done my first hip (right) on July 1, 2008, and my second (left) ust two weeks ago, on September 30, 2008. After my first surgery I experienced some blurring of vision post op, and my excellent surgeon (Dr. James Pritchett, Seattle) told me that it sometimes happens but they aren't sure exactly why--some combination of the drugs plus the surgery itself. First hip it went away in less than a week, but this 2nd time around I still have blurred vision and also some headaches and dizziness when I get up from lying down. Wondered if anyone else had experienced these symptoms and when they cleared up.

I have high praise for Dr. Pritchett in Seattle; he's done hundreds of resurfacing operations and the place--Swedish Orthopedic Institute--is first rate--a brand new building and state of the art everything.



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Re: post op blurred vision, headaches, dizziness
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 05:38:48 PM »
Hi Biuddy,  Did you have a spinal or general.  Headaches and dizziness are sometimes side effects of a spinal. They can last a couple of hours to a couple of days.  Hope you feel better.
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Re: post op blurred vision, headaches, dizziness
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 05:19:06 PM »
Blurred vision and headaches do not sound fun. I hope those problems go away for you soon, keep us posted.

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Re: post op blurred vision, headaches, dizziness
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 08:56:18 PM »
Hi Buddy

Sorry to hear about the headaches and blurred vision.

Have you called up your doctor and asked about it?  Whenever you have somthing unusual, it is always good to touch base with your doctor.

I hope things get better quickly.  Good Luck.

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Re: post op blurred vision, headaches, dizziness
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 12:58:37 PM »
I had a spinal, and after my first surgery the doc said it was common. That time it lasted only 1 week. This time it has lasted three. Subsiding now, and the headaches are gone.

thanks everyone!

Buddy Levy



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