Bionic Woman...Hear Me Roar...
Here is a crazy update for those that didn't see my husbands posts on Facebook over the weekend. On Thursday morning I had an appointment for an ultrasound of my hands. I am still waiting on the results of that test from my rheumatologist. After that I went downstairs to get a left hip X-ray to see why I have so much pain. By the time I got home I had two doctors calling me to tell me to pack a bag for a hospital stay. It seems that I fractured my left femoral head back on April 26th. So I had been walking on a broken hip for a month! No wonder the pain was increasing every week that went by.

 I didn't have a trauma that caused the fracture, so this is our and the orthopedist's best guess on how it happened. I got off the PET scan table on April 26th and when I turned right to head back to the entrance I got a catch in my left hip. I hobbled a bit and it seemed to work itself out. But as the days went on it kept getting worse. I did have a few micro fractures in that hip left from the radiation treatment for the bone cancer metastasis I had initially. The radiation had left my bones brittle and it just snapped. They originally told me I would have surgery Thursday evening but when they took new X-rays they determined the fracture wasn't acute (since it was a month old) and they set me up with a total hip replacement surgery on Friday.

Surgery went well and I was released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon, which was our 22nd anniversary. It has been nice being home to recover. I will start PT tomorrow. My pain has been fairly easy to manage so far. It is much less than before surgery. Haha!!! I also seem to be getting around really well already just doing the at home PT sheet they sent home with me.

I am still set to start back up with chemotherapy and immunotherapy on June 5th.

  1. That PT won't beat me up too badly
  2. Continued great rest and healing of my hip
Pic: Me after I got home on Saturday


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