POCKET DUTIES PLEASE

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hileena111
hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
edited 23. Jun 2014, 12:09 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi,
May I ask for pocket duties for Monday....appointment not until 4pm.
Remember the fracture in my femur......just 4 weeks into recovery of my L THR??? I've seen the consultant once....shortly after this happened.
Got my 2nd appointment on Monday :?
Hopefully I will get an X Ray to see what's happening. Its 17 weeks now since this happened and I'm still on 2 crutches :o
I don't feel as if I'm getting very far very fast :roll: I suppose I'm driving so that is an improvement.

As for the DEXA scan.....well it took 4 appointments before I actually got the scan and that was 9 weeks ago :shock: They said the results would be with the GP in 6 weeks.......GP says its taking about 3 months at the moment....I tend to believe that.
They have had me on Calcium and Vit D etc {Not AA thank heavens} :lol: because they assume I do have osteoporosis.

I think that's my update for now :wink:

Love
Hileena

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  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You can pop me in your pocket. Hope it goes well
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You certainly may, Hileena. I do hope all goes well.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll be there, too, Hileena.

    Meg
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in too, this is a biggie, yes? I am surprised at the delay in your getting the DEXA results, I had one recently and had the results within five minutes. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in as well Hileena..................Marie x
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm in too hun.
    Only just seen this.

    Best wishes for Monday.
    Xxx
    and YBH'S
    xxx
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  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks everyone,
    DD.....3 years ago when I had my last DEXA she gave me the results {osteopenia} straight away......weird having to wait this length of time

    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yes, it is. In my case the DEXA scanner is situated in my rheumatology unit and (to my surprise because it wasn't in the appointment letter) it was followed by an immediate appointment with the Boss of the Rheumatology Nurses (osteoporosis specialist apparently). Hence I had the immediate feedback.

    Sticky has often pointed out that those of us who are under teaching hospitals seem to receive a better level of service. If so it shouldn't be. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I will be in your pocket Hileena..and really do hope it is good news , I am sure you have plenty of questions so don't forget that list.. :) xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • marrianne
    marrianne Member Posts: 1,161
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Me to always a good friend xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks DD, Marianne and Barbara
    I'm so sore today {after a trip with a group to Scarborough yesterday} In a way I hope I'm still as sore tomorrow when I see him :wink:
    I normally have a seated Zumba class tomorrow morning. I was thinking "can I face it" but I might do then I should still be sore when I see him at 4pm :wink:
    Isn't that awful :lol:

    Love
    Hileena
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in, Hileena. I will be there. :)

    From an outsider, I think you are doing really well. To be driving is a huge achievement. You've had a huge operation and a nasty fracture, most people wouldn't be doing as well as you are having experienced one of those things, let alone two! Believe in yourself 'cause you're fabulous!
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Starburst......I think when its yourself you cant see whether you have really progressed much.
    If I was looking at someone else I would probably see the improvement :wink:
    I think its the fact that I'm still on 2 crutches most of the time that gets to me.
    Love
    Hileena
  • DebbieT
    DebbieT Member Posts: 1,033
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck today Hileena!!

    I wonder if ure consultant has pulled strings & has got ure Dexa Scan results for you ... That would be a nice surprise :wink:

    I'll be keeping everything crossed that an xray will be done & show good things for you!!

    I can only agree with Starbursts comments ... I think this would probably have slain most people. Uve have cracked on & done exactly wot you needed to do!!

    (((Hugs)))

    Xxx xxX
    Healing Hugs
    Debbie.x
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Debbie
    I doubt if the consultant will have got the DEXA results through.
    When I was in hospital after that fracture, the Consultant {not the one I usually see at out patients}asked had I got OP?....I said I didn't know, last DEXA showed Oteopinia so it was possible, then the physio asked the same thing and then a nurse asked.....they all got the same answer but no one did anything so when I got home I rang my GP {decided I had to take it into my own hands :lol: } she organised it so I think the reults will go back to her :?
    I can always hope.....I will ask :wink:
    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    It's today, yes? I've lurched into a pocket and will stay there until it's all over. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thinking about you today Hileena, I really hope it goes well and you get the answers you want...xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi DD and Barbara
    DD you say you have lurched into my pocket.......lurched as in tipsy :wink:
    Or lurched as in Pain.....sorry you are still feeling grotty

    Love
    Hileena
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I know I'm late but if these room for a little one I'll be in your pocket and hope the appointment goes well and the answers are positive for you. :)
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck, Hileena!
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 9,018
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Hileena
    i will be leaving the hydro pool at 4-0 so i will be there for you.
    take care i hope it goes well.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hope all goes well Hileena, good luck xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Hlieena
    Sorry i am a bit late to this one, but I hope your appointment went well, and that you get some answers x
    NB
  • Sarah01
    Sarah01 Member Posts: 192
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Hileena,

    Sorry I haven't been around or I would have replied sooner. I'm keeping fingers crossed your appointment went well. Will await an update.

    Hope you enjoyed your trip and I will PM you later

    Take care
    Sarah x