It appears that the huge , over the top pain I have been in the last four months is due to another fracture of my left hip, plus a compression of my left ball joint, and my left knee developing both severe arthritis and water on the knee. I did not need this.
Well my doctor kept insisting I get x-rays, and I kept putting it off for one reason or the other. Then I fell in the bedroom in front of Ron and he insisted we go right away to have the x-ray done. Look I know he loves me, but he knew how I was suffering, but seeing me fall was somehow a trigger for him.
Turns out I have damage to my left knee and my left hip is now going as my right one did. A slow decompression into unusability and a total hip replacement. Plus a nice new new hip fracture. Like I have not had enough of them.
For some people a hip replacement is a great thing. It saves them. It gives them back the ability to walk, do things in normal life.
But not not me. My bones are dying. They can’t tell me why and they can’t stop it. So I must wait until there is nothing holding my leg to my body, like I did with my right one ( only then I had excellent support from the V.A. which gave me everything and took care of me.) When my right leg was no longer had any upper bone left the V.A. opperated.
Civilian doctors I have seen since say they wouldn’t have used that model of hip joint, they even say they can see failures in the operation. Doesn’t matter, I went from not walking to walking with a walker or a cane. I was in a wheelchair for 2 and 1/2 years. That is grand to be able to walk after that. I love it. In fact some times in the house I don’t even need a cane to move around. Grand. Yes I have a scar that goes from the inside of one butt cheek all the way to the mid point on that same side leg. But hey my surgeon was 78 years old, maybe he need that to see what he was doing. Here is the real key point. I had no money, having lost the ability to stand or work. The hip replacement I needed would have cost $35,000 at a minimum in a civilian facility. My right leg was only now attached to my body by muscle and skin, the entire upper bone was gone. SO not having any real money I did it, I let them replace my hip. Yup I can proudly say…they screwed it up !!!!
Now my other leg is going. This time I will be using civilian doctors and such. Do I expect better outcomes. NO. I have already written how the last time Ron had to come in and argue with them and bandage my open wound himself. That won’t happen now. But will anything be any better.
Well one great thing. All our local hospitals have free wifi and I have both a pad and laptops. Hugs