I wasn't going to post, then I was, then I wasn't, but now I am.
Last Friday morning my older brother (whom I've mentioned here before as getting LDR brachy) was taken to the hospital with extreme hip pain. X-rays and CT scan showed nothing like a broken bone, just some arthritis. He had a hip replacement 11 years ago and now we're wondering if that is going bad.
He has cerebral palsy and a host of other medical problems which complicate the situation.
The ER docs couldn't do anything and decided to send him home with pain meds. We have an appointment with my PCP tomorrow and will be getting a referral to an orthopedic surgeon.
I did a blog post
on it last night and now am somewhere between hopeful there is a solution and fearing that nothing can be done.
I'll be in the shop.
Age 56, 52 at DX
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16
2 out of 14 cores positive
Treatment IGRT - 2/2012My latest blog post