Monday, 11 December 2006

3 steps forward & 2 steps back!

Well if you dont know by now, I have a problem with my left hip & have done for over 18 months. This is on top of a disability I have had with left leg for well over 15 yrs.
Today I went to see Specialist after he tried over a month ago, an injection to relieve the problem which wore off 2hrs later. Even tho' injection wore off, it was a success. Well at least to the specialist, as it has now shown roughly what is wrong. Specialist told me its 1 of 2 things! 1st it's a lump on the ball part of the hip socket or 2nd, a tight muscle attached to the socket so it's in tension & overstretching when moving. This is great to me as they now know what to look for, now the bad bit!
They want to do a 3D scan of the ball socket, then send me to another specialist who an expert on both problems. This Specialist will then decide on how to go about fixing the prob, but I been told that it be something like this.
"A single operation to repair ball joint by pulling it out of the socket, sand off the lump (laymans term) & push it back in! If they find its not the socket & it's the muscle, so they can loosen this muscle by cutting it & let it grow back together to make it longer."
Now as simple as it's sounds & great it's going to be sorted, its crossed my mind as I told my mum. IT'S GONNA HURT LIKE HELL AFTER!!! More than it is now!
And not only that, but on checking both procedures. Its gonna take months to heal & I will require someone to look after me & practically become housebound! Talk about screwing up my plans for the new year! lol
But I cant let that stop me! If I have to go thru this to sort my hip out, then so be it! Something else was mentioned during today's meeting, the operation could fix my existing problem with my leg, but it's only a slim possibility!!!
Now isn't that an incentive! For then I can get back to my life & go after my dreams!!!
Now! All I need is the pain in my ribcage fixed after 6 yrs & I be on cloud 9! lol


Well they have done a 3D scan of the ball socket & sent me to another specialist who is an expert. This Specialist was then to decide on how to go about fixing the prob. But once I got there to see this Specialist, it all changed!
The Specialist has reviewed my scan & wanted me to have an X-ray there & then, so I did. When I saw him again, he decided that the problem isn't my hip but a Bone Cyst. Now this was dismissed 2 yrs back coz it was small. But now been told its grown & still growing & is across about 1/3 of the cross section of the bone. Thus the pain & left untouched the bone will snap!
So now I'm off to go into Hospital in the next few weeks for an injection to kill it & shrink it. Should take 3 months to do the job, all goes well.
Now if it dont, well the next method aint so nice! They cut out the Cyst, take bone off my Pelvic area which they mash up & inject back into where they removed the Cyst. And because of this, theres not much to hold me up in this cross section (25%). So they have to pin the bone together to stop it just snapping!

Now as you can understand I'm not to happy with this news, coz until its sorted my leg is not only in pain but can snap with any force against it (No Jumping!) lol. And aint exactly looking forward to the idea of option 2 if injection fails to work. Read up on it & injection isnt a perfect way to sort it, but is best to try 1st as no operation required.

Thankfully when I came out of the Hospital, I had a good friend to support me emotionally as I was a bit of a wreck. Many Thanks to her for being there & helping me!!
Completely threw me at the time, not what I was expecting! But now I had time to think, I just need to get on with it & let them do whats needed! I cant leave it be for it will get worse & break. But I am kinda reluctant to the idea of the op & bone graph!

Also am sorta thinking how can this cyst 1/2 way down my upper leg, cause pain in my hip? Guess its a game of elimination & the cyst needs doing so we will see! Thats all for now, enough of my rambling!! lol

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