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Adjusting To The Reality
Friday, November 06, 2015      12 comments

Last week's event was a stressful slap of cold water in my face. It was easy to glaze over the possibility of a medical condition, but when it became fact, I had difficulty wrapping my mind around it. The reality of having both hips replaced ... Read more
At Least One Surgery Coming Up....
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      11 comments

I went to my hip specialist this afternoon. I do indeed have avascular necrosis in both hips. The left one is worse than the right. This means that I need a hip replacement on the left side soon and on the right side somewhere down the road w... Read more
Angels Come In Unexpected Places
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      14 comments

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No Explosion Over The Weekend So...
Monday, November 02, 2015      6 comments

I am still here! Humpty Dumpty eat your heart out! All the Kings horses and all the Kings men couldn't put Humpty together again! I called the doctor's office again about my dexa scan. I was told that the person in charge of that stuff is wo... Read more
Beautiful Day Today...
Saturday, October 31, 2015      5 comments

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Yesterday's Issue and Today's Issue
Friday, October 30, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday, the issue that arose was with both my hips and a possibility of necrosis. That is such heavy, scary stuff. Today the surprise issue came from my neurosurgeon. He wants a bone density test done to see if my bones are strong enough to... Read more
I Have Decided That I Will Not Let My Condition Define Me
Thursday, October 29, 2015      9 comments

Attitude is everything. Yes, we all have moments when we feel beaten down, even broken. The beauty of being a human being is that we can think, decide and change ourselves mentally. When I woke up this morning, I decided that I will not let m... Read more
As If Yesterday Wasn't Enough......
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      5 comments

I went out to run some errands this morning. I was waiting to see if the neurosurgeon's office would call and tell me that they received the radiologist's report for my MRIs. So, when the phone rang, with the right area code, I pulled off the ... Read more
MRI Results Are Very Upsetting
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      13 comments

I cried all the way home from the doctor. My left hip is swimming in fluid and has lots of degeneration, which is where my pain is coming from. I am going to have a specialized shot in the joint next Monday. We are hoping that a shot or two to ... Read more
Tomorrow's Appointment Will Give Us Information For Treatment
Monday, October 26, 2015      4 comments

Tomorrow, I have an appointment with my pain specialist. We will go over both of my MRIs and discuss treatment options. I have mixed emotions - apprehension, anxiety, relief and even a little excitement rolled into the mix. I just want someo... Read more
Countering Pain With Creativity - Results
Sunday, October 25, 2015      9 comments

Getting creative has always made me feel good. I find the process cathartic and relaxing. Once those endorphins start kicking in, it counteracts some of the pain. Creativity has always been a natural way of dealing with pain for me. I am sti... Read more
Bad Pain At The MRI - Venting!
Friday, October 23, 2015      11 comments

Both hubby and I set our alarms last night, set our clothes out, set up the coffee maker (for tea) and went to bed at a reasonable hour. I woke up at 3:45am from a dream about someone trying to make my hip pop to relive crushing pain. Unfortun... Read more
I Have Created A New Type Of Exercise - Chair Cleaning
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      12 comments

I was getting fed up with the accumulated dust and dirt in our house. Today I sat and thought about how I could clean without hurting myself. I dragged around a chair, along with my cane, and cleaned from a seated position! Yes a few times I ... Read more
Revamping My Eating Plan
Monday, October 19, 2015      3 comments

I decided to take a closer look at my eating plan today. It has been quite a while since I looked real closely at the nutrients I am consuming. What I do is pre plan the type of foods that I want to take in and the time of day I plan to eat th... Read more
Seeing And Spending Time With A Good friend Is Great Medicine
Saturday, October 17, 2015      8 comments

A good friend of mine got back from out of town on Tuesday afternoon. She was glad to get together with me to catch up. I had several doctor's appointments and she had a migraine, so after several attempts,we met for lunch today. We usually g... Read more

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