More Bad News
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thank you to everyone who shared words of advice and encouragement. I really appreciate your support.
Unfortunately, my second opinion didn't go as I had hoped. It turns out that my condition is so severe that I will not only have to replace both hips, but also both hip sockets as well.
The arthritis specialist referred me on to a hip surgeon for consultation and give me a prescription for a heavy duty pain med to help me until my next appointment.
I'm less scared than I was before, because atleast now I know what I am dealing with. I am still battling anxiety and depressing thoughts that pop up whenever I think about what's going on. Sometimes its hard to stop the darkness from swallowing me whole.
I'm not going to give up though. I worked out yesterday and I'm so glad that I did. I couldn't do a full workout but was able to do some push ups and a plank. I'm supposed to stay away from weight lifting for awhile, especially lower body exercises. The doctor said that it could make my condition worse.
So I'm going to focus on eating healthy and doing what I can to stay active. My goal tomorrow is to get in 10 minutes of cardio.