I was called by my doctor's office yesterday to come in asap to go over my test results, so they squeezed me in first thing this morning.
My blood work shows that my cholesterol is quite high and so are my blood sugars (using the 3 month average). Some of my x-rays are back - and the hips and my lower spine are showing very pronounced signs of osteoarthritis, so that's one more "official" diagnosis to add to the list.
My knee and elbow x-rays weren't in yet so she will probably get the results in the next day or so. Hubby and I leave on Saturday for our West Caribbean cruise, so she told me she'll call me when they come in and leave me a message that I can pick up at my leisure.
My steroid injection into the hip is scheduled for April 6th, just days after we return, and then I see the surgeon again 6 weeks after having the injection done. At that point, we decide if surgery is the answer or not, and if it is....we book it. I have no idea how long of a wait there will be for surgery if it's necessary...our wait times in Canada for procedures like that are about 8 months to 18 months long.
I'm glad things are finally happening, even if there will still be long wait times for surgery if necessary, or other treatments. In the meantime, I'm moving into vacation mode - getting things packed, etc. for our cruise, so no matter what the future holds, right now, I'm overwhelmed with excitement and joy!
Take care all...my prayers are with each of you, that your pain may be lessened and your quality of life will improve.