hi number9, well I can say I know how you feel with all the surgeries. I have pretty severe degenerative joint disease, and I have had 9 surgeries also, tomarrow I will have the 10th one. I have had both knees replaced, both hips replaced, 4 spine surgeries at L4-5, one hip came loose and was infected for 2 years before I found a Dr. to diagnose the intense pain, so I had a revision of that hip (2 more surgeries involved, and 4 months in the hospital on antibiotic IV's) tommarow I will have spurs taken off the left shoulder, then wait to heal to have the right shoulder done as well. My right jaw is popping and cracking, and they want to fix that degenerated joint as well Mine started at the age of 27 or 28 (57 now) I do know that I could not drink milk as a baby and they gave me injections of calcium and my body did not utilize the calcium. and I attribute that to my degenerative disease and arthritis.
I don't know if this is your problem or not, could go alog with fibromyalgia as well as DJD I hope everyone has a pain free day
Degernative Joint disease, Depression from pain, Hypertension, Ulcers, Nerve damage
Prozac 80 mgs, Synthroid, Ultram, Metroprolol, Lipitor, Norvasc, Vicadin, Benadryl (for sleep)__Vitamin D&K
Bilaterla hip replacements, Bilateral knee replacements, Titanium Spine Fusion (L4-5)(4 spine surgeries)Angiogram, Oblation for SVT(supra ventricular tachycardia) Biopsy of left Optic Nerve, left shoulder surgery, revision of left hip
The hardest lesson in life to learn...Is which Bridge to cross and which ones to Burn.