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Friday night and results of bone scan

Friday, October 26, 2012

I went to the doctor this morning. I have Bursitis in both hips. The right hip is the worst and I will be having a cortisone injection in that hip first. This will be done during an ultrasound and I am waiting on the nurse to phone me with an appointment time.

I also have to make an appointment with the surgeon who did my previous back surgery for his opinion on my back.

The good news is that while there is some arthritis in both hips, I will not need hip replacements. So that is a positive.

At the moment I am still taking my pain killers and have to listen to my body as to what I can and can't do. I have overdone it today - but enjoyed myself. I have my youngest daughter down from Sydney with her partner and 2 dogs - and we have cooked and shopped and had a lovely BBQ this evening. My youngest son is staying over too with his 2 children, so it is very nice.

The upside of today is that I have done over 11,000 steps, which I wonderful for me. The downside is that I am in a lot of pain ... well was, then the tablets kicked in.

I have watched what I have eaten today and no wine tonight - another positive!

We have great grand daughter's baptism tomorrow and a BBQ lunch, then DD is having friends up for a BBQ dinner at our house tomorrow night. All happening. She is watching what she eats and is exercising so we are have healthy choices!

So that's me for the moment - exercise when I can, and rest when I am sore. Watch what I put in my mouth.


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    Sorry about the bursitis in both hips. Bursitis is darn hard to heal, it takes a very long time in my experience. But it does heal!

    On the positive side, congratulations on the weight loss! You're doing very well!

    1960 days ago
    So glad to hear you won't need surgery! Hope the cortisone helps and you get some relief. Take care!
    1966 days ago
    I'm glad you didn't have to have surgery. Good luck!
    1966 days ago
  • DEEJON123
    Well, that is both good and bad news huh!? No surgery anyway, and you are still keeping up on the self care which is great. Hope you manage to get over the pain and the shot helps .... I know sometimes they can leave some pain for a few days too, so hang onto those painkillers!
    All the best for your continued recovery and a pain free future!!
    1968 days ago
    I am glad you don't have to have hip surgery!!!! Congrats on the Great Granddaughter baptism!!!!!! Please take care of yourself!
    1968 days ago
    Glad to hear the good news...especially your great grand daughter's baptism!
    1968 days ago
  • JACKIE4019
    We are so blessed with knowledgable doctors. I'm glad they found out what was wrong so fast. Take care.
    1969 days ago
    Hi Sandy!!.
    Glad you got the results back so quickly .. I am so glad no hip replacements and your back can be addressed by cortisone ..
    Glad you had a lovely time with your family ..
    Take care my Friend ... Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    1969 days ago
    Isn't our medical system great. So glad something is being done for the bursitis and you are able to see your surgeon for your back. Great news that hip replacements are not required. Congratulations on great grandaughter's baptism and may I just say you look fantastic for being a Great Grandma.

    PS - Thank God for pain relief!
    1969 days ago
    Wow, what a busy day. I could not keep up with you lady. Enjoy all your acivities while you can. Sounds like a fun time for making great memories with children and grandchildren.
    1969 days ago
    Thanks for letting us know about your test results. So sorry to hear you have Bursitis in your hips. Glad you will not need to have hip replacements. That part is good. I am
    happy the pain killers are helping you and you were able to get in all your steps. That is FABULOUS. Very nice to have your kids there visiting and spending time with you and sounds like you really have enjoyed yourself. It is helpful to have dd watching her food choices too and makes it fun to do this together. Hope you are having a good sleep now. Morning here and must get moving, lots to do. I am glad I was able to check your blog and see you made out. DO take care yourself. HUGS, Irish Ei emoticon emoticon
    1969 days ago
    Hope you find a way to both enjoy life while managing the pain. Do take care of yourself. Glad you enjoying this time with family.
    1969 days ago
    Sounds like you have a busy weekend. Hope the pain stays at bay. emoticon
    1969 days ago
    sorry about the Bursitis, that is a very painful thing to have. You will need to look after yourself.
    Take care
    1969 days ago
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