Oh boy you guys, I am really and truly scared to death. I got the MRI done of my hips today. I have the CD. When I say that those pictures are scary, I am not kidding, or stretching the truth. It looks like there are pieces of bone, rather large pieces too, missing from the balls of the hips joints on both sides.
I an literally afraid to move for fear of managing to break either hip.
I am going to call the doctor tomorrow and see if he got the report but it sure looks like I have avascular necrosis in both hips and pretty severely.
I am going to put a few of the pictures into my photobucket site and post the link if anyone is interested.
I am going to have to see a hip surgeon and find out what my surgical options are, but I don't think that I am going to have too many of them.
I don't want to tell my husband, he's worried enough over my wrist, he is going to flip out now. We are going to have to find the funding somewhere to get that stupid ramp built, because I am going to need it, and soon.
I won't be surprised if I get told that I need to be in the chair if I am up or risk fracturing what is left balls of the femurs going into my hips.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too