This post is not about me practicing writing. It's just a news bulletin, to let you know where I am in life right now.
Back in July, my hip started hurting and it's gotten progressively worse over time. I gave in and saw a hip specialist who x-rayed and MRI'd me. And promptly passed me off to an even more special specialist. I finally got to meet with him yesterday. it's not happy news at all. My labrum is torn alright, but it's because of the severe arthritis in that joint. He can't fix the labrum because the ball in the socket joint is not aligned correctly. And even if he could, it would probably just tear again since he can't fix the arthritis. And even if he could fix it, and the arthritis, and the arthritis didn't return, there's still the huge risk of getting RSD. Read about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome here.
if you're interested in learning more. This condition is what I already have in my right wrist which I shattered in 2000, fused in 2006, and still hurts like crazy. Every day.
Needless to say, I'm completely floored by this news. He said the only fix is a hip replacement. But even then, the risk of RSD is so high that it might not be worth it. At least not at this time.
So where does that leave me? In hideous pain. For a long time.
Thanks for listening,