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Posted By : MDNative - 9/7/2017 8:18 PM
I'd mentioned my seemingly never-ending bi-lateral hip pain before. Been through lots of physical therapy until even the therapist fired me, lol! She was honest--it wasn't helping enough. So......last time I saw the doc he was talking about cleaning out the bursitis on both hips and repairing the partially torn tendon in my ***--sorry, 'gluteus.' My main issue with this is that it all won't be done in one procedure, and my right hip is worse than my left. So, crutches for a few weeks, but my left ankle, which I'd need for support if my right side is done first (which would make sense, since it's the worst), is a train wreck! I swear, 2 sore hips and an injury induced arthritic extremity. Not sure if I shouldn't just concentrate on the ankle and get that fixed first, though, I hear the results are sketchy.

After rotator cuff surgery in '12 and prostate surgery in '15, I'm kind of 'surgeried out.' But, my wife is starting to get on my case.....

I just turned 54, and I feel like I'm going on 94 sometimes.......

Venting folks. Thanks for listening.

MD
51 yoa at Dx--Some family history of PCa
From 9/2013 to 3/2015 PSAs between 4.85 & 6.7, TRUS Bx-neg 12/2013, 12/2014 PCA3:38, 3/2015 switched from local urology group to Johns Hopkins, PSA 5.8/FPSA 17.4/PHI 28.4, 3/2015 mp3T MRI & Fusion-Guided Bx @ JH, 2/14 cores pos, Bilateral, <5% involvement, GL=6, RRP: 8/2015 @ JH (Dr. Carter)

Post surgical pathology – Upstaged to G7 (3+4), confined throughout. Margins, LN (11), SV, EPE, all negative. Additional findings: HGPIN

pT2C NO

PSA 11/2015 <0.1, 05/2016 <0.1, 9/2016 <.02 (new lab)

Posted By : (Seashell) - 9/7/2017 10:01 PM
MDNative:
You may want to consider intra-articular primordial stem cell injections for your hips before considering surgery to debribe the joint surfaces and to trim a labrium tear. Stem cell injections are showing solid clinical results in smoothing articulating surfaces and healing meniscal and fascial tissue tears.

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells. Stem cells are the precursor cells that later specialize into the different cell types that compose the body (brain cells; muscle cells; red and white blood cells; et. al. When injected into a damaged joint, the cells offer the ability to heal damaged bone and tissue by virtue of the fact that they are non-specialized. It is pretty amazing science.

I underwent stem cell injections for my hips that are eroding due to vascular inadequacy. An interventional radiologist or functional medicine physician places the injection into the joint space using CT guided imagery. It is an outpatient procedure.

RestorePDX is the clinic where I underwent the procedure. I mention this as the RestorePDX website has a comprehensive overview of the orocwdure. Google "RestorePDX" to learn more.

"Stem cell paste injections . . . " authored by kaseykat located back on page 4 of this forum. Kaseykat talks about her experience. She has had amazingly good results.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

Posted By : MDNative - 9/7/2017 10:19 PM
Thanks Karen.

I believe I've read about this before in reply to my earlier posts. Might be worth researching, especially as far as insurance coverage and treatment here on the East Coast goes. Man, this is getting old. Rolling back and forth all night is getting on my, and my wife's, nerves. If there's a way to avoid the hip surgery, and concentrate on my ankle, that would be great!

MD
51 yoa at Dx--Some family history of PCa
From 9/2013 to 3/2015 PSAs between 4.85 & 6.7, TRUS Bx-neg 12/2013, 12/2014 PCA3:38, 3/2015 switched from local urology group to Johns Hopkins, PSA 5.8/FPSA 17.4/PHI 28.4, 3/2015 mp3T MRI & Fusion-Guided Bx @ JH, 2/14 cores pos, Bilateral, <5% involvement, GL=6, RRP: 8/2015 @ JH (Dr. Carter)

Post surgical pathology – Upstaged to G7 (3+4), confined throughout. Margins, LN (11), SV, EPE, all negative. Additional findings: HGPIN

pT2C NO

PSA 11/2015 <0.1, 05/2016 <0.1, 9/2016 <.02 (new lab)

Posted By : straydog - 9/8/2017 11:09 AM
MD, I totally understand being surgeried & doctored out, all too well. I am to a point in my life that I am just done with it all. I would certainly research what Karen posted above & see if this is something that you can have done. More & more people are turning to stem cell treatment. I know the member she mentioned, her treatment was covered by insurance, maybe yours will pay also.

Please let us know what you decide. Take care.
Susie
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