Avascular Necrosis

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applesk82
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   Posted 12/20/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
ok so i saw my othropedic doc yesterday about the MRI's i had done 3 weeks ago for my ankles and hips. when he first told me he wanted me to get MRI's done because it was hard to tell from x-rays and CT scans exactly what was going on with my ankles and hips.  He said it could basically be one of two things either arthritis or avascular necrosis.  so at this point i am praying its arthritis because that would be easier to handle than the avn.  but no, yesterday he starts pointing out exactly where the bones are dying because of lack of blood flow.  i am just sitting there nodding my head pretending like i am listening to what he is saying, in my head i am saying a lot of bad things that are not very proper to say to other people.  so he tells me with the knees and ankles the only thing i will be able to do is have replacements done, with my hips he started talking about core decompression, wheelchairs and stuff like that.  let me tell you i was very upset.  and i lot of it comes from not only having to deal with new problems every flippin' time i got to the doctor but also because i feel sooooo bad for my husband.  he puts up with so much from me and he takes care of me and still goes to work and does everything else he needs to do.  i'm just afraid that one day he will just get so fed up that he will want to leave and i really dont want that.  i am just very scared that will eventually happen.  i finally broke down last nite and told him this and he said that i never have to worry about that because he will always be there for me, even when we are old and both in wheelchairs and stuff. he said that no matter what he will always take care of me and that he knew what he was getting into when he said I Do.  god bless him he is such a wonderful husband.  and thank you guys for letting me vent.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain


okie
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   Posted 12/20/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Suzanne, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I know it does seem like it's one thing after another. I wish there was something I could do to help you. I can tell you one thing I know for certain though. My husband passed away in 2000. He was sick for years before that. I'm not saying your gonna die what I am saying is that there was NEVER a time I ever thought of leaving him. I loved him. I don't care how sick he was. You don't just walk away from the person you love when they get sick. So please get that out of your head. You have enough to worry about.
Keep us informed about what they are going to do for you
huge hugs
carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3 
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The American G. I
 
 
 


applesk82
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Date Joined Oct 2003
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   Posted 12/20/2007 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks carol, that actually pretty much the same think my hubby said, and i am sorry about your hubby, its always sad when we lose the ones we love.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain


Ginny
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   Posted 12/20/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Suzanne, (((((((hugs)))))))),
 
I think we've all had those feelings of inadequacy with our spouses. I sure have. I think to myself, "why in the world would he purposefully spend his life dealing with all this crap." LOL.  He says the exact same thing as your wonderful husband.  He knew what he was getting into when said I DO.  And he loves me.  He doesn't want anyone else.  Then I say, "Are you sure about that!?" LOL.
 
Your feelings are dead on with so many of us.  I truly understand what you're saying and feeling.  I go through it every day myself.
 
I'm sorry you have a diagnosis of AN.  I'd be hoping for plain old arthritis too. Hopefully it was caught soon enough that treatment will really help.  I hope you don't need surgery and replacements.  I just got a diagnosis of arthritis in my neck.  Yesterday actually.  Plain old arthritis.  Not even RA.  No relation to my lupus.  We can't win can we!
 
Just hope you get the encouragement you need Suzanne.  We care about you!
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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