Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Next Step, Still Limping

No pills. Still hurting. Hopeful about New Ortho's (NO) insight after reviewing the films. It turns out there aren't little cartoon devils with pitch forks in my hip. He has a theory about the bones rubbing together and causing me pain, but to be sure he needs me to under go a procedure/test.

He wants to put me under an x-ray machine and inject Novocaine into my hip joint. Sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon. This will determine for sure whether my joint is the problem. If the devils with pitch forks reside elsewhere in my body we'll have at least ruled out that. As a bonus I have to have blood drawn before I can do that. Ugh!

I am frustrated, tired, hurting and sad. If we get a clear answer I'll need surgery. If we don't there's no hope of a permanent solution in the near future.

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