Sorry I didn’t post earlier, but on Friday morning there really wasn’t anything to report at the time.
However, I did go to see the bone doctor on Friday afternoon … and guess what? I HAVE A SCREW LOOSE! Dr. Webber went over the ct scan I took last week and said it really didn’t show any problems other than the fact that two of the screws in my hip had loosened. That struck me as a bit alarming, but he assured me that that probably wasn’t the source of the pain I’ve been experiencing. Loose screws in a procedure such as mine weren’t unusual. As the bone graft continues to grow, that should tighten them up again. Good to know.
Still. I had to say it. I just looked at him, laughed, and said “Okay. I’ve been screwed and glued … and now I have a screw loose. This just gets better and better.” It’s funny when you think about it.
But, onto the hip pain I’ve been having when I step wrong. It could be that the hip is protesting and/or adjusting to the extra weight I’m now putting on it. That does make sense. Yesterday I had few problems, but then, I’m being very careful with how I’m walking. There were twinges throughout the day. We’ll see if this continues. I’m scheduled to see Dr. Webber in three weeks, but if the pain continues or gets worse, I’m to come in earlier.
Other good news is that for whatever reason, I’ve been feelin’ pretty damned good for the past two days. For anyone who have never gone through chemo or experienced a long term illness, you cannot know how wonderful this is.
- You have energy rather than fatigue.
- You want to do stuff and go places rather than lay in bed with the
covers pulled over your head.
- You might even feel like you used to before your illness, although for
me, that was so long ago that I’ve nearly forgotten what that’s like.
Here’s hoping this is the result of the new chemo and that it continues.
And remember to repeat after me …“YOU ARE A CANCER WARRIOR”