Yesterday i was lucky to get a cancellation for getting a steroid injection into my hip that i know will help with pain for at least a couple of months.......this now means that i can travel by bus and see my family on the east coast of Scotland!
But i've been told that there has been a slight deterioration in the bone . The steroid injections are only a temporary measure and they won't do another one as it is unlikely to give much pain relief. So i've been told that when i see my consultant in about 2-3 months i'll be talking about hip surgery. This freaks me out as i'm only in my mid 40s, but the doctor who i spoke to said that i have to think about the quality of life that i have now and the quality of life i could have with a new hip. I didn't think that they did operations or procedures for someone my age. I know that there are different types of operations for the hip, but the consultant will explain this. Certainly the thought of being able to do more walking and other daily activities fills me with happiness after all the benefits nightmares i've been going through over the last few months. Yesterday i was crying a bit, just simply because emotionally i'm exhausted. But it makes me so thankful to have excellent nurses and doctors in the NHS. No pain overnight which was wonderful. As a tapestry weaver i certainly am learning that life is a tapestry of so many different things!