I’m late with this blog … sorry. My appointment with Dr. D wasn’t until this morning, and naturally I had to head for my day job afterwards. This is the first time I’ve had a chance to get on the computer to blog. Busy, busy, busy.
Anyway, I’m not so sure that this is something to be concerned about, but for the past week my left hip had been hurting. You might recall a couple of months ago, I’d been having a problem with my right hip and we found that there was a fracture, so naturally I figured it was the same thing with the left. Perhaps I fractured it. But it wasn’t getting any better, despite being careful, so I broke down and called the clinic. They advised me to go see my ortho. Now, Dr. Evanich is apparently a very busy man, because the earliest they could get me in was August 22nd. Nope, not good. I mentioned a possible fracture and the woman who makes appointments immediately recommended that I either go to emergency or an Urgent Care to get x-rays. If it is a fracture, they could streamline me in to see the ortho. Oooookaaay.
I did as suggested and went to a nearby Urgent Care. However, the x-ray didn’t show a break. Instead, the doctor who looked it over said it looked like the femur had metastication (however you spell it) in it. Huh? I knew my hip had metastication from the cancer, but didn’t know how low it had extended. Dr. D got a copy of the report and when I saw him this morning, he wasn’t concerned. If he ain’t concerned — then I’m not concerned.
He did order a complete bone scan, which I gotta do on Monday. Joy beyond words. Still, better safe than sorry.
And remember to repeat after me …“YOU ARE A CANCER WARRIOR”