Good Morning to my HW family!
I haven't been posting much lately but wanted to drop in and say hi and give a quick update.
I've finally had an appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon regarding my hip impingement (CAM and Pincer) on the right side and the pain issues I've been dealing with, with that and the chronic pelvic pain (we're hoping that the pelvic pain is caused by the hips being out of alignment and that once that is fixed, the pelvic pain will be gone as well). He agrees there are definite problems there, but wanted to try a cortisone shot in the hip joint, to see what results I would get.
I haven't felt a lessening of the pain so much, but seemed to have greater flexibility afterward. I see him again on May 16th, and we'll decide then is surgery is the answer. I'm hoping it is (as much as anyone "hopes" to have surgery) as it would make a huge difference in my overall health.
Today, I'm off to my family doctor, to get the results of x-rays on my right knee (which started hurting and collapsing on me a few months ago) and my right elbow (pain and snapping of the tendon when I twist the arm at all). I am praying that there are only "minor" issues to deal with and these things will just become a pain in the butt instead of a real physical problem.
I do want to share some good news though...my hubby and I have just returned from a week long cruise in the West Caribbean! It was pure heaven from start to finish, I was treated like gold everywhere I went (my cane
opened many hearts I think...I was constantly being ushered to the front of the line or bypassing the line altogether...I was overwhelmed by the many kindnesses shown to me, everywhere we went). It was our first cruise and my very first time going anywhere tropical, so definitely a dream come true. I was able to swim with stingrays in the
open ocean, and play with baby turtles at the conservation centre in the Grand Cayman Islands. Other ports of call included Roatan Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. We celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary (and 17 years together in total) and had just an amazing time.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but if you would like to see my photos, you can click here: www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=349559&id=698022463&l=4ffd0ac3e4
MODS: let me know if I have to take this down - thanks!
I'm hoping to start posting a bit more. The last few months before our trip were really difficult for me - increased pain, new problems, drugs not working well, etc. You all know what I'm talking about
. I closed myself off a bit, but I know that's not good for me to do, so I hope to stop by a bit more often to say hi and offer support.
Big hugs to all,
: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis in Hips and Lower Back, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.Meds
: Oxycontin, Tramadol, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril