Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the verdict is...

I have osteo arthritis in the joint, at the moment it can last a bit longer but I will need a new hip at some point. It all depends on how quickly it deteriorates. I also have trochanteric bursitis and it's this that's causing the pain. My consutant put my pain level at 8 out of 10 and reckons he can bring it down to 2 out of 10. Obviously he can't get rid of it completely because the osteo arthritis will still be there.
I have to go in as a day case on the fourth of Feb for steroid and anaesthetic injections into the joint, this will be followed up with physio to put some movement back so I'l be able to climb stairs and stuff again - yay! I'm sure none of this will be fun but it will be so nice to be out of pain.
It also means I'll be able to work - yes! That and my nice new little automatic car will mean I'll be back to normal soon - well, as normal as I ever get.
Other nicer news yesterday was a lovely review from Brenda at The Romance Studio who has given Be My Hero four and half hearts.
Read it here

7 comments:

Lis said...

Yay that he can bring your pain levels down :) That's great news!

Amanda Ashby said...

Ouchy! But I'm so pleased they can get your pain levels lowered and that you can get back to work. Lots of hugs coming your way!

Phillipa said...

I hope you'll be much more comfortable soon, Nell and that your life will get back to how you want it to be very soon. Love P x

Janet said...

Great news on getting the pain level down. Will you ned to take painkillers or will the treatment be enough by itself?

Ray-Anne said...

Sorry to hear the diagnosis, but best of luck with the treatments.
Love Ray-Anne

Kate Hardy said...

Hugs, Nell - glad they can get the pain levels lowered.

liz fenwick said...

Great news on the pain, sorry about the treatment. (((())))s
x