Friday, January 28, 2011

What's Been On My Mind

I have loved spending the past couple of Friday's confessing along with Glamazon.  It's a lot of fun and I think you should do it too!  It, seriously, is like free therapy.  Come on over and try it!  If anything, it's always good for a few good laughs ;)

*I have a secret
*You probably wouldn't be able to tell just from looking at me
*Unless you know me pretty well
*I don't tell many people
*I'm in pain
*EVERY day
*ALL day
*Constant pain
*I have the body of an 80 year old
*No, I'm not exaggerating
*I've been told that by several doctors
*My lovely, wonderful, oh-so-loving husband calls me a "lemon"
*It started when I was 22
*I had just had my first baby and literally could not move
*Drs. said that I'd never be able to have more children because my spine was so messed up
*{vertebraes are fusing together, discs are slipping out, and I have scoliosis}
*Nice, right?!
*I had an MRI
*Always fun
*Then I was told that I shouldn't be worrying about my back, but that I should really be worried about my hip
*My hip?
*Yeah, I would need a hip replacement
*Yes, at 22 I was told that I needed a hip replacement
*My hip bone is square {in case you're not anatomically educated, it should be round}
*I was hit be a car when I was 8 so that's how they think it started
*Fast forward 10 years to this Monday when I went to an orthopedic surgeon because my knee is KILLING me!!!
*About 1800 x-rays later, and what did I find out?
*That my hip is worse
*Yes, I need a hip replacement, but I'm too young
*Is that all they can do for my pain?
*Does my knee need surgery too?
*That's causing you massive pain daily because of the "osteoarthritis" in your hip
*I'm 32 and have arthritis?!
*Wow, I am a lemon!!!!!
*Is there anything else I can do to help alleviate the pain besides surgery?
*I can lose 20 lbs. {for every lb. I lose, it's 3 lbs. of pressure taken off of my hip bone}
*Oh, I can't exercise, though?
*Sure, that's not gonna be a problem at all!  {can you sense the sarcasm?!!?}
*I was also told that on a scale of 1-10 that my hip was a 7
*There it was... 
*No hope of being pain free
*I'm basically destined to a life of pain for the next 20 years
*If my hip even lasts that long
*There is seriously barely any cartilage left between my hip bone and pelvis {that's what makes your hip movement smooth}
*So I'm in pain
*All the time
*Every day
*All day
*It hurts :(

***Stay tuned for all of the other medical problems I've got.  Yep, there's more!  One of them deals with my lady parts.  Good times, good times :)***


  1. I am so sorry! I just want to cry and climb through this cyber wall and give you a big (((HUG))) and tell you how sorry I am that you hurt so bad! It just sounds horrible. :(

  2. I'm sorry Debra! Being a lemon is no fun. Brian said that if he knew that I'd have all my medical issues before, he wouldn't have married me. Jerk. He's only kidding. Anyway, I'm in your same boat, I'm falling apart as well. My lupus has caused so much inflammation in my brain that I really can hardly remember a thing and I'll be on that stupid seizure medication for the rest of my life. It has also caused arthritis in my hands, knees, ankles, neck and shoulders. And the docs say the same thing, lose weight, but it's so painful to do any cardio because of the arthritis. I'm thinking of taking up swimming.... But, I can take steroids and anti-inflammatory medicine to help. My aunt and cousin have rheumatoid arthritis and 50% of those with lupus develop it. I'm crossing my fingers.

    I'm not in constant pain though, but I do know that it is very draining, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Can you only get one hip replacement in your life or can you get more than one like the knee??

  3. Oh my goodness - bless your heart!!! I had a back injury over the summer and that pain was WAY worse than having kids. Seriously! I am not sure how you're making it through your days, but I will just hope that you've cornered the market on great meds :) I love that your husband calls you a lemon and you can laugh at it. BE WELL! Have a great weekend

  4. Awww, I feel for you. Nothing worse than dealing with pain. I hope you get some help and relief soon!

  5. That stinks, a lot. So sorry. Hope they can find something to help you!

  6. Well, that just sucks. All of that. I'm so sorry that you're in pain all the time. I hope some way some how your pain can be relieved. You're too young to live with that for the rest of your life!



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